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Training Specialist

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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0034805
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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The Training Specialist - Operations is responsible for improving the productivity of the organization’s employees. This position assesses the company-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees.  This position actively searches, creatively designs and implements effective methods to educate and enhance performance. 

The Training Specialist will identify and monitor training needs in the operations area, and design, plan and implement training programs, policies and procedures to fulfill those needs.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develops training and developmental programs and objectives.
  • Creates, organizes, plans and presents various forms of onboarding and skills training for employees.
  • Develops unique training programs to fulfill workers’ specific needs to maintain or improve job skills.
  • Creates and/or acquires training procedure manuals, WCI’s, guides and course materials.
  • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors, team leads and other involved in employee development efforts.
  • Presents training courses using various forms and formats including hands-on, group discussion, lecture, simulations and videos.
  • Maintains records of training and development activities, attendance, results of tests and assessments, and retraining requirements.
  • Identifies problems and opportunities such as operational changes or industry developments that training could improve.
  • Maintains knowledge of new methods and techniques for training, and training requirements applicable to the organization and/or industry.
  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training and evaluates program effectiveness through assessments, surveys and feedback.
  • Modifies programs and trainings as needed
  • Prepares and maintains training status reports, exhibits, communications and training procedures as required.
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management, supervision and the HR staff.



  • Four-year degree in Training and Development, Communications, Business or related field from an accredited institution.

Professional experience:

  • Five years of experience designing and implementing employee development programs or in a related field
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) preferred

Key behaviors:

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in working across customer base, distribution partners, and internal Sullair stakeholders.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives
  • Ability to design and implement effective training
  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related program software

Direct reports:

  • n/a

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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