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Manufacturing Training Specialist



Simi Valley, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Job Description


Responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of cutting-edge training for all levels of manufacturing, including training needs assessment, content development, curriculum design, program coordination, LMS administration and implementation, including but not limited to e-learning initiatives, qualification tracking and ongoing evaluations. Manages daily functions of site (assigned manufacturing facility) related training responsibilities to satisfy the training needs of the organization and associates. Supports the Training Manager in building a Center of Training Excellence for the manufacturing team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and designing comprehensive aerospace manufacturing training programs
  • Track and manage employee training progress, certifications, and competencies
  • Conduct engaging and interactive on-site training sessions for manufacturing personnel
  • Aid in creating detailed work instructions and training materials aligned with industry standards
  • Utilize training management software/tools to monitor and enhance training efficiency
  • Ensure adherence to aerospace industry standards (AS9100), safety regulations, and quality assurance protocols in training materials and instruction
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to align training programs with industry best practices
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and generate insightful reports
  • Assess and adapt training programs based on evolving industry trends and technological advancements
  • Facilitate hands-on training sessions to enhance practical skills and knowledge
  • Coordinate and schedule training sessions, ensuring the participation and commitment of all relevant team members
  • Foster a positive learning environment and actively engage with manufacturing personnel
  • Continuously improve training processes and materials to meet organizational objectives
  • Maintain open communication with stakeholders to address training needs and challenges
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by management

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience):

  • Associate degree is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 2 or more years direct experience in organizational development
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes or equivalent
  • Project management experience - manages multiple, complex training projects
  • Computer proficiency; Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Visio

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • BS Degree preferred
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office or manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

Special Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.
  • Occasionally may be required to travel within the Continental U.S.

The salary range for this role is:

$23 - $32

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans. AeroVironment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic data, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status.


U.S. Citizenship required