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Training Specialist in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/9/2019

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Training Specialist

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions: The Training Specialist is responsible for the design, development, implementation, coordination, and facilitation of company training and development programs. This position is under minimal supervision and works more independently. Conducts needs assessments in collaboration with performance center management and other departments. Design and generate reporting for training activities effectiveness and ensures audit compliance concerning training.

Essential Functions

% of Time

• Maintains department skills matrices and ensures compliance with regulatory/customer audits concerning employee training.

• Conducts and/or oversees the gathering, verification and processing of personnel training related documentation.

• Partner with internal customers to assess and implement training needs for new and existing employees.

• Ensures the maintenance of personnel records and curriculum databasis in relevant training process/systems.

• Analyze, develop and implement new training processes for functional areas.

• Work in collaboration with multi-functional area to develop training materials such as: module, test and on the job training.

• Facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, virtual training, on-the-job coaching

• Mentor and implement individual development plans for employees for the next step of their career path, this includes implementing annual training plans for employees.

• Coordinate off-site training activities for employees

• Apply, coordinate and oversee training grant programs through state and local agencies

• Work with managers and supervisors to create standard work, cross training tools, and programs to meet specific training needs

• Coordinate employee certification programs with department leaders

• Provide train-the-trainer sessions for internal subject matter experts


• Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses on training programs to highlight key trends.

• Monitors routine and standardized training programs, assesses results and implements enhancements as needed.

• Support the training needs assessments and plans requirements for workforce development.

• Define and create employee curricula based on job requirements.

• Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment

• Research training suppliers and materials as needed – including details, cost comparison, and timelines

• Create and maintain training procedures and work instructions as needed to support the training system

• Perform administrative tasks needed to maintain the training system database, which includes training records, certifications and files. Orders training supplies as needed.


• Administer and maintain the Learning Management System for the site.

• Marketing available training opportunities to employees and provide necessary information.

• Use known education principles and stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques

• Conducts ongoing evaluations to ensure effectiveness of training programs and recommends modifications as necessary.


• Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area. (This essential function is required for all job descriptions).

• Performs other duties as assigned including leading projects and participation in project committees


Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 

  • Strong knowledge of HRIS, LMS and compliance software programs.

  • Knowledge of CompliantPro a plus.

  • Strong project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Experience running and manipulating reports from LMS systems.

  • Analytical and Critical thinking skills, as well as good decision making thought processes.

  • Proficient in all Microsoft and Outlook programs; highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Power Point

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills including the ability to articulate complex ideas in a simple manner.

  • Ability to effectively communicate among all levels within the organization.

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                            Lift /Carry       

Stand - Frequently                                            10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Walk - Frequently                                             11-20 lbs - Occasionally           

Sit - Continuously                                             21-50 lbs - N/A

Climb – N/A                                                      51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - N/A                                                       Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                          

Bend - N/A                                                        Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - N/A                                     10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Reach Outward - Occasionally                          10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally               20-50 lbs - N/A

Drive - Occasionally                                         50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A


N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered. 

  • BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Training, Technology or related field.

  • 2-3 years of working experience in Learning & Development or Technical Training or Training Design preferred.

  • 3 years manufacturing / production experience preferred.

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Include things such as safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position.

  • Office environment and light manufacturing environment

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

  • Ability to travel to other sites occasionally

171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States


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