Putzmeister America, Inc. Receives More than $10,000 in Training Grants

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received $10,260 in training grants from Racine County and the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership. The funds will be invested in the company’s hands-on training for the electrical assembly department.

“Employees are Putzmeister America’s greatest asset,” said Mo Murray, senior human resources business partner at Putzmeister. “We take pride in investing in our talent, and we look forward to further developing the skills of our employees.”

The customized electrical training program was launched in February 2019 in partnership with Gateway Technical College and the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership’s Building Industry Group & Skilled Trades Employment Program (BIG STEP). Gateway Technical College’s mission is to provide hands-on training to help students achieve their goals; The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership was created in the 1990s to renew the Milwaukee area’s industrial base—traditionally a strength for the region.

The short-term training program will be delivered to 15 Putzmeister electrical assemblers and take approximately 30 hours to complete. Through the program, electrical assemblers will learn Putzmeister trucks’ advanced fundamentals that include troubleshooting, mechanical aspects and wiring. Because the training will increase employee expertise and prepare them for new challenges, participants will be awarded a position level advancement as well as college credits and an advanced manufacturing certificate from Gateway Technical College.

“We want to ensure that our employees are equipped with the advanced knowledge and skillsets to provide a superior product to our customers,” Murray said. “This is another way in which we’re preparing our people to deliver the industry’s #1 customer experience.”

The grant initiative was led internally by Putzmeister’s senior supervisor JT Hage, and electrical assembly team lead Burt Yang. In addition to enhanced training, Putzmeister is continually hiring to keep pace with growing customer demands. For up-to-date job opportunities, candidates should visit putzmeister.com/careers.