HENDERSON, NV POSITION - Sr. Learning & Development Specialist

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Mesa, AZ, US, 85210

Company: Empire

Requisition # : 26060 

Location: Mesa 

Position Status:  Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00am 

End Time :  5:00pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Pay Range: $85,000  -  $105,000 




Job Summary:



Develop and implement People Skills training initiatives for Empire's work force through needs assessment, curriculum design and evaluation on assigned topics.  Provide training consultation, support and facilitation related to people and leader development to enhance the learning curricula/transfer of learning that aligns with business needs and priorities.  Create and adapt curriculum for a variety of audiences and learning delivery methods.  Project management participation and/or leadership on corporate training strategies and initiatives.  Collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders to enhance employee and leader performance.  Provide training consultation to the business to help determine learning gaps and identify, develop and implement specific training solutions to narrow/close gaps.  Collect data and analyze the impact of short and long-term training specific initiatives. Integrate technical and safety elements in the people and leadership skills training environment to meet individual needs and corporate initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  1. Research new training methods, materials and resources that will enhance the learning experience and provide value.
  2. Develop and implement training methodologies that drive and support business initiatives, change management, culture design and culture transformation.
  3. Develop and facilitate team workshops that support the business needs i.e., team performance, teambuilding, planning, decision making and organizational development
  4. Evaluate existing courses on an on-going basis, ensuring continuous improvement and business relevance.
  5. Participate in Train the Trainer certifications to teach course content for various vendors such as Franklin Covey, DDI, Extended DISC as required. Incorporate Empire experiences and examples in the application of the course content.
  6. Demonstrate advanced teaching skills, learner management, Q&A, time management to deliver packaged and Empire developed content.  
  7. Work collaboratively with HRBPs on coaching and performance improvement initiatives for employees, leaders and teams enhancing overall business performance.
  8. Proficient in all aspects of the internal learning management system.
  9. Create and edit webinar/video production. Write articles for internal communications related to the business needs.
  10. Build relationships with the Empire workforce, Caterpillar and vendors to become a trusted partner in decision making and implementation.
  11. Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned.
  12. Create an environment of ownership and personal accountability where each person is responsible and accountable for their performance.
  13. Work safely at all times. Adhere to all applicable safety policies. Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Travel to outlying locations on an as-needed basis.
  2. At times may lead and direct the work of others.
  3. Work within and promote corporate values.

Additional Level Requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Functional expertise and execution in assessment, evaluation, and training needs analysis.
  2. Expertise in organization systems.
  3. Knowledgeable in the Adult Learning Theory; conducts trend research for best practices.
  4. Strong negotiation skills and project management experience.
  5. Highly skilled at making clear and persuasive presentations. Builds credibility quickly with all levels of the organization.
  6. Ability to work in and manage ambiguity and deal with issues or problems.
  7. Ability to work independently, drive for results and stay focused to accomplish objectives with a sense of urgency.
  8. Ability to think strategically and proficiently apply it.
  9. Ability to be flexible, creative and grasp complex concepts and execute ideas.
  10. Excellent written and spoken communication skills for all audiences.
  11. Must have sufficient knowledge and understanding of business operations in a corporate environment to apply theory to practice in the business environment.
  12. Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies and use of all required safety equipment.
  13. Must have acceptable attendance to meet all company standards and requirements.

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, organizational development, business administration or related field preferred; or equivalent years of experience specializing in Human Resources, Training or Organizational Development.
  2. Minimum 10 years’ experience in a corporate learning function managing instructional design i.e., analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of learning and development programs; including experience in teaching people skills, leadership development and / or sales training courses.
  3. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.
  4. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. If on an occasional basis, employees perform duties that Empire in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others, then their role would be classified as working in a Safety-Sensitive Position.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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