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Training Manager in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

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  • Location:
    Parsons, KS
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Job Description

Training Manager

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.

Essential Functions

% of Time

• Assess and implement training needs for new and existing employees

• Identify internal and external training programs to address competency gaps and/or career pathways

• Partner with internal stakeholders regarding employee training needs

• Mentor and implement individual development plans for employees for the next step of their career path

• Partner with Human Resources and departmental management on succession planning and benchmark activities

• Organize, develop, coordinate or source training programs to meet specific training needs

• Prepare training materials (presentations, worksheets, etc.)

• Schedule and coordinate all classroom training – coordinate location, date/time, materials and attendance

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

• Coordinate off-site training activities for employees

• Assess training effectiveness through various follow up methods

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

• Build and implement annual training plan

• 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


• Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment

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

• Develop and maintain a training procedure for learning data and certifications

• Enter learning data in training database to track completion and certifications

• Administer and maintain the Learning Management System (LMS)


• Orders supplies for training as needed.

• Stay abreast of the new trends and tools in employee development


• Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

• Performs other duties as assigned


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 

  • Working conditions are:  75% office environment, 25% manufacturing environment.
  • Noise level is moderate in office environment and moderate to loud in manufacturing environment.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.
  • Ability to travel to other sites occasionally


The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. Other duties may be assigned. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

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.

  •  3+ years manufacturing / production experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary to produce and deliver quality training programs
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively among all levels of the organization
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills; must have the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Proficient in MS Office, Power Point, Word and Excel or similar programs required

  • Strong knowledge of learning management systems

  • Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences

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 - Occasionally

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 - Occasionally

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)


Other Physical Requirements:

  • N/A

 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.  List in bullet fashion what they must possess. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in manufacturing environment

  • 2-5 years experience with instruction or training or in a related field, preferred

    Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  • N/A

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States


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