Training & Development Specialist
Vermeer Corporation - Pella, IA

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The Training & Development Specialist accesses, designs, develops, implements and evaluates training and development programs for Vermeer University based on strategic needs assessments and gap analysis. This role focuses on developing and facilitating internal training programs for Vermeer employees, including but not limited to office and production employees, and service training programs for dealership service managers and technicians.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develop training curriculum in partnership with content experts within the Organization using adult learning methodology to create, develop and format training materials for a variety of delivery methods.

Facilitate and perform training according to training plan.

Coordinate, design and facilitate annual company/dealership/customer training events. Promote training events and programs to internal and external stakeholders in order to maximize the attendance and participation in those programs.

Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of existing training and development programs utilizing assessment and evaluation tools linked to adult learning models and policy deployment. Evaluate and select materials from external sources.

Develop and maintain certification programs to meet the needs of Vermeer, the dealership organization and the customer organizations, as required by the job.

Consult with internal and external stakeholders including factory, customers, dealers, suppliers and customers to assess their learning needs and develop plans based on those needs, directional alignment and policy deployment initiatives.


Associates degree in Education, Communications, Human Resources or Applied Sciences such as Diesel Technology or Heavy Equipment Technology (as applicable to the job)

5 + years of related industry experience; and/or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Other Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of hydraulics, electrical and mechanical equipment, equipment systems, heavy equipment operation, camera and projection equipment, lean manufacturing principles, adult learning methodology, human performance technology, education, facilitation, evaluation, test construction and analysis.

Ability to develop new and quality training presentations and ideas and effectively manage projects.

Ability to provide informative professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.

Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

Ability to respond to continually changing priorities to meet customer demands.

Ability to creatively present information in a manner which engages learner particpation and thought.

Ability to take complex topics or tasks and break them down for the learners and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the Organization.

Ability to engage all classroom participants in the training, evaluate if learners are comprehending the material, and adjust the material as needed.

Ability to work with subject matter experts within the Organization to develop quality training programs that meet customer needs and expectations.

Ability to negotiate with external individuals in order to obtain the appropriate resources needed in order to develop and facilitate training programs.

Bilingual Preferred

Vermeer is an EEO/AAP/M/F/V/D employer

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Oct 8, 2013, 12:52:28 PM