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Training and Development Specialist

Location: Varennes, Québec, Canada
Job ID: R0031414
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking a Master Trainer for its Varennes location. In alignment with the North America Hub’s vision and growth strategy, this role is responsible for facilitating various training to include leadership skills, interpersonal skills, lean concepts, and various orientation/onboarding topics. Training materials will be provided by vendors or created within the company. This role will have input into the course development and may even assist the Training & Development team in the creation of training content. The Master Trainer role reports to the Training & Development Lead at the site location.


  • Facilitate and lead training, including leadership skills, interpersonal skills, lean management, orientation/onboarding, and other non-technical training topics.

  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Operations, Training & Development, Process Engineering, and Continuous Improvement Leaders, in creating training materials and facilitating associated training.

  • Assist in training/qualifying On-the-Job Trainers, including coaching On-The-Job Training (OJT).

  • Maintain training records within a Learning Management System (LMS).

  • Learn the Lean Management system (ITM System) to support training and coaching others to build capabilities on the Lean tools and methods.

  • Research effective teaching methods and apply them to continuously improve facilitation skills.


  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and teaching skills.

  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, to all levels of employees and management teams.

  • Knowledge of various facilitation methods and approaches to ensure all types of learners are engaged.

  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).

  • DDI Facilitator certification is strongly desired (requirement to achieve certification upon starting role, if not certified).

  • Experience with Lean Principles is a plus (requirement to learn these upon starting role)

  • Experience with administration of LMS is a plus.

  • Willingness to continue your own learning and development

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; self‐motivated and disciplined to meet deadlines in the context of competing priorities and projects; lead and work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced environment with the ability to successfully multi-task and meet deadlines and customer demands with a sense of urgency.

  • Proven leader and results-oriented professional with experience driving organizational change and business results

  • Degree/certifications in education, business, human resources, information technology, psychology, or related field OR

  • Equivalent education and experience as a trainer, training specialist, teacher, coach, or related position

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

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