Technical Training Professional

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Technical Training Professional

Manufacturing Department

Direct Hire salaried role with Premium-Free benefits

Company Overview: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof.

SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a staple in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental conservation being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.


Position Overview:

The Technical Training Specialist will assist and support the organizational employee development strategies at SIA across multiple disciplines, including production, leadership, and support associates. The Training Specialist conducts focused educational/training needs assessments within specified targeted associate populations; designs, develops, delivers, and evaluates a range of training curricula and programs within defined fields of expertise. The Training Specialist will have an advanced (applied theory) to expert (recognized authority) level of knowledge in areas of focus.


Outline of duties:

  • Delivers group and individual instruction and training covering a range of technical, operational, and/or management areas in a specified field.
  • Develops training curricula and/or recommends or utilizes vendor programs that meet instructional goals and objectives.
  • Formulates training outlines and determines instructional methods, utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods as individual training, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, workshops, and other applicable methods.
  • Selects and/or develops cost and instructionally effective training aids, including training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference material.
  • Coordinates or performs administrative functions necessary to deliver and document training programs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of training and development programs and utilizes relevant evaluation data to revise or recommend changes in instructional objectives and methods.
  • Assists in analyzing and assessing training and development needs for individuals, teams, and/or specific departments across SIA.
  • May review instructor performance and recommend improvements to program content and/or instructor presentation methods; may assist in recruiting, selecting, and training instructors.
  • May engage in train the trainer activities for associates, interns, and/or contract employees performing related work.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or certification required/Bachelor's degree preferred; minimum 5 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of one year of training, coaching or instruction experience.
  • Experience providing training in manufacturing environment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required OR associate degree plus 7-10 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of one year of training, coaching or instruction experience.
  • Experience providing training in manufacturing environment.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette