Sr. Training Specialist

Essential Functions:

50% Training Design and Delivery

  1. Design & develop training content and materials for technical training.
  2. Conducts needs assessment & task analysis to support training recommendations including reviewing CAPA items to identify deficiencies.
  3. Maintain, deliver, facilitate and continuously improve training including instructor-led sessions, qualifications, and on-line self-paced courses.
  4. Identify appropriate training audiences.
  5. Identify (and adapt where possible) to trainee’s preferred learning style.
  6. Work directly with source Subject Matter Experts on the development of the training material.
  7. Revise materials to keep pace with learning best practices and technical changes.
  8. Monitor industry and regulatory trends to ensure that relevant training meets current specifications.
  9. Apply adult learning principles and company design methodology to training materials.
  10. Assist area management with development and maintenance of job-specific curricula for their areas.
  11. Assist area management with deviation investigations involving training related topics and human error issues.

25% GMP Compliance

  1. Ability to represent Manufacturing training compliance during audits
  2. Ensure compliance of training programs and systems for skills based training program.
  3. Administer various functions within the Learning Management System (LMS)

25% Training Assessment

  1. Evaluate training courses for effectiveness using trainee feedback, area management discussions, deviation reports, etc. as sources of information and implement improvements.
  2. Develop and score Knowledge Transfer Assessments (KTAs) and conduct additional training for employees who do not initially meet the minimum score.
  3. Develop and evaluate Skills Demonstration Assessments (SDAs) to qualify employees for task training.
  4. Provide additional training for those employees who do not successfully qualify.
  5. Develop and deliver to timelines, service level agreements, and instructional design projects.
  6. Develop assessment methodologies.
  7. All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to develop strategic relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess good to excellent writing and PC skills with a knowledge base in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project, and Schedule Pro.
  • Ability to work effectively under extreme pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility and strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Proven success in leading complex projects and bringing them to conclusion.
  • Excellent knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures related to the biotechnology industry.
  • Self-discipline and excellent attention to detail.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee, in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required on a regular basis to:

  • Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds; frequently, and up to 50 pounds; on occasion.
  • Attendance is mandatory.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a science related field) and 6 years’ relevant experience, OR Associates Degree (preferably in a science related field) 8 years relevant experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with Biotech/pharmaceutical processes in a GMP environment.
  • Experience developing, conducting and evaluating training program.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory and/or manufacturing instruments/equipment
  • Prior experience administering functions of a learning management system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lean Six Sigma certification and experience
  • Previous leadership experience

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We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail or call 979-431-3528.