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cross-train

(krôs′trān′, krŏs′-)
v. cross-trained, cross-train·ing, cross-trains
v.intr.
1. To undergo or provide training in different tasks or skills: The department has cross-trained in firefighting and emergency medical services.
2. To train in different sports, mainly by alternating regimens, as in running, bicycling, and swimming.
v.tr.
To train (another) in different tasks or skills.

cross-train

(ˈkrɔsˈtreɪn, ˈkrɒs-)

v.t.
1. to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usu. related, skills, tasks, etc.
v.i.
2. (of an athlete) to train in different sports.
[1980–85]
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In this case, the platoon's two heavy vehicle operators had cross-trained and become certified in ammunition handling to fill in for the ammunition specialist.
When multiple machine floor and assembly team members are cross-trained to use various types of equipment and perform different processes, they gain the flexibility to respond to changes more quickly and efficiently.
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A fringe benefit of having cross-trained workers is improved job satisfaction so Southwest enjoys low employee turnover.
But when does the quest for a fully cross-trained staff cross the line to becoming a blurred organization of too many people trying to do the same task at the expense of quality, service, and the customer?
However, one of those was attached to a maintenance support team and one was assigned as a platoon sergeant, l was left with one A/C mechanic, one generator mechanic cross-trained to do A/C work, one engineer equipment mechanic, one quartermaster equipment repairer cross-trained for MHE, and my equipment maintenance technician to provide support to the entire Regional Command East.
Coverage encompasses workforce operations, including aspects of human learning and forgetting; cross-trained teams; and applications in call centers, clean rooms, and tandem lines.
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At Local 164, our apprentices are cross-trained in virtually every aspect of today's complex systems," said Dave Milazzo, president and training director.
If you have difficulty compelling staff to be cross-trained in MDS, a few well-placed comments to the administrator or CFO about a "single point of failure" and common "dips" in RUG scores and CMI occurring during summer holidays might raise an eyebrow.
Moss cross-trained personnel to make up personnel shortages.
Our staff was able to learn DB2 using Quest Central and quickly became cross-trained in both environments.