Training Specialist, Principal

in San Diego, CA

Training Specialist, Principal Job

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    San Diego, CA 92170-3308, US

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    Other Professionals

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Job Description

The BAE Systems San Diego, CA site supporting Ship Repair is seeking a Principal level Training Specialist. In this role, the Training Specialist will identify training and developmental needs, driving suitable training initiatives. Working across departments, functions and outside organizations, the Training Specialist will develop training programs to enhance employee skills, performance, productivity, and quality of work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing, designing, developing, coordinating and conducting training programs;
  • Researching and analyzing various publications and documents in order to obtain necessary information for preparation of training session curriculum and lesson guides;
  • Developing training session plans, lesson guides and training aids;
  • Writing training manuals;
  • Preparing instructional guides, examinations, troubleshooting techniques, and other training session support materials;
  • Developing training goals, objectives and requirements and establishing participant qualification requirements;
  • Identifying and developing solutions to training problem areas;
  • Leading and conducting participants in the specific subject area utilizing training techniques (i.e. lectures, role playing exercises, individual coaching, demonstrations, workshops, etc.);
  • Evaluating effectiveness of the programs and employee progress;
  • Recommending changes in methods and procedures;
  • Writing, directing, and producing recorded productions used in training and other special projects;
  • As needed, preparing proposals for bidding on projects which may involve training;
  • Analyzing contract requirements and developing work statements and cost estimates for the proposal;
  • Ensuring that all assigned projects adhere to accepted professional standards and applicable quality assurance requirements.

Required Skills and Education Required Skills:

  • Strong command of the English language (NOTE: English / Spanish bi-lingual a plus!) in order to effectively disseminate information and provide training;
  • Highly proficient written skills, particularly to write manuals and training guides;
  • Superior people-to-people interaction abilities, particularly when working with others in a classroom setting;
  • Welding experience and/or a solid understanding of welding required in order to train in the subject;
  • Basic computer literacy, particularly in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task projects.

Typical Education and Experience Required:

  • 10+ years related experience with High School diploma, GED, or the equivalent, or 8+ years related experience with Associates degree, or 6+ years related experience with Bachelors degree, or 4+ years related experience with Masters degree, or 2+ years related experience with PhD
  • Certified Trainer

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills but not Required:

  • Bi-Lingual proficiency in English/Spanish;
  • Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM);
  • Experience in Ship Repair and/or a DoD manufacturing environment.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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