Training Development Specialist
Job Details
AGY Aiken, LLC - Aiken, SC
Full Time
4 Year Degree

The Training Development Specialist role will be responsible for enhancing trainer and employee performance, boosting quality and productivity, reducing employee turnover, and improving the culture of the company and the morale of the workforce.

The position requires close collaboration with the Education & Development Leader, other members of management, and internal subject matter experts in support of identifying training needs of the company and its employees, and in establishing process efficiencies.

Under limited supervision, this position performs a variety of instructional support functions including analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of training. It also provides assistance to training staff members in performing training activities and review/evaluation of training materials. Significant involvement with identification of training needs will be required.

The candidate must enjoy improving processes, providing instruction, working as a team player, and exceling in communicating both verbally and in writing.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Research new training techniques, assess development gaps, and suggest enhancements to existing training programs to meet the changing needs of the organization.
  • Conduct analysis and development of instructor performance to help them develop their training skills in order to drive improvements and morale. Provide guidance to training staff and management on instructor skills and the conduct of training processes.
  • Conduct needs, job and task analyses on assigned training projects. Coordinate or administer skill or competency assessments, trainee / trainer counseling, and other specialized training or development programs.
  • Remain current on job procedures and continually enhance knowledge and skills. Assist in the revision of training materials as changes occur to standard work documents, job procedures, practices, policy, or any other information on which training is based. Ensure training materials and aids are kept up to date and effective.
  • Provide assistance to the Education and Development Leader in performing related activities on more complex training program tasks.
  • Assist in the tracking of employee training participation and progress.



  • BS / BA degree and/or minimum of 2 - 4 years training and/or project management related experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.  Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly, concisely, persuasively & inclusively with all levels of the business.
  • Strategic planning and project management skills are required, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in training/educating others using methodologies: analysis, design, development, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in computer applications including Microsoft Office software
  • Capable of effective data management, reporting, or the creation / revision of presentations or procedural documents.
  • Ability to apply Continuous Improvement processes to work scopes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary tasks and costs. Process improvement skills and/or Lean Six Sigma.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of job procedures in order to credibly and safely conduct hands on training or changes to training program in various roles of the company.
  • Adapt and perform consistently under changing requirements and dynamic work situations.
  • Ability to take initiative to offer or try a new approach to make training more successful.