Learning and Development Specialist in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

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The Opportunity | Learning and Development Specialist


We are looking for a Learning and Development Specialist to support our team! Are you an experienced trainer that has demonstrated the ability to manage, develop and deliver training that utilizes multiple learning methods? Do you like helping to make positive changes in the workplace to increase employee's learning and performance? Do you have a working background in a plant manufacturing setting? Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to make an impact on the success of employees and the business?


Primary Functions of the Position:
The Learning and Development Specialist reports to the Sr. Manager of Talent Management and OD and works with plant management to assess employee job skills to build and coordinate training to increase employee job knowledge, productivity and knowledge transfer. This is a hands-on role with much of the time spent working with employees in an industrial shop environment. You will support the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives through the development, delivery, and maintenance of training. You will coordinate onboarding for new shop and professional employees. And, serve as the primary LMS administrator for the business.


Reports to: Sr Manager of Talent Management
Location: Cheswick PA (Pittsburgh)
Travel: Little to None



Your Challenge:


* Identify training needs and gaps in close cooperation with supervisors and employees and create plans to mitigate risks.

* Collaborate with subject matter experts to design and deliver programs that support business needs and mitigate risks.

* Revise and update training and operation documentation.

* Work closely with the Digital Transformation team to develop and deliver training for key production initiatives.

* Coach and support employees, after training, when they are back in their jobs to use the concepts they just learned.

* Assist with all logistics and delivery for the New Hire Curriculum (NHC) (Production and Professionals) Program; including scheduling of participants and speakers, communications, materials, and delivery and execution of the programs.

* Work with new hires as needed throughout their NHC program.

* Serve as LMS administrator by monitoring course registration, assist with departmental and functional curriculums, online training, running reports, scheduling and communication of courses. Entering rosters and course evaluations, and troubleshooting employee and system problems.

* Identify, schedule, and manage external vendors/trainers and internal subject-matter experts to provide learning and development to employees.

* Facilitate (co-facilitate) instructor-led classes for production, professional and supervisory employees.

* Secure and manage training grants.

* Support or lead training related projects, as needed.

* Be a member of the Learning Council that provides guidance for the business.

* Keep current with trends, best practices, new technologies, and emerging innovations in the learning and development sphere and implement solutions that develop talent.



Your Expertise:


* Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance of secret level

* Detail-oriented, self-starter who is able to work independently.

* Strong organizational, planning, project management, problem resolution, communication, presentation, facilitation, change management and influencing skills.

* High energy, enthusiastic, with an engaging training style and present in a professional demeanor.

* Proven expertise in instructional design principles, blended learning strategies and adult learning theory.

* Able to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, deliver within an integrated team.

* Experience with learning management systems and various e-learning software (Captivate) a plus.

* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

* Training certifications such as: DDI, Korn-Ferry, Franklin-Covey, Vital Learning, and various types of assessments, etc. is beneficial.

* Must be flexible to occasionally accommodate training schedule for delivery for off-shift production employees.


Education:

* BS or BA in learning and development, instructional design, industrial or organizational psychology, industrial engineer, business, communications or HR related field.

* Masters preferred.

* 3-6 years of experience in training including facilitation/presentation, design and development of training courses, online training, and training curriculums.

* Manufacturing experience is preferred; must be able to work closely with professionals and employees in a production environment.



This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.
Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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