Reporting to the VP of Human Resources and Labor Relations, the Manager, Learning and Development is responsible for the creation, execution and continuous improvement of employee training across all functions. This includes all facets of program management to meet deliverables, curriculum development, and delivery methods, ensuring compliance to all railroad specific and regulatory training, which is critical to the business, along with behavioral skills training and leadership development initiatives. Longer term strategies include developing LORAM University offerings both for employees and training specific to our rail grinding technologies for our customers.
Employ project management discipline and use the tools to drive on time delivery of courses
Continuously communicate to company executives, managers and team members on status
Evaluate and secure qualified vendors to lead or assist in content development and/or delivery
Facilitate engagement of leaders and subject matter experts to develop training content for field, manufacturing, and office employees
Align all training to company and functional strategies and competency development
Railroad Specific Training and Compliance
Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate railroad safety and regulatory leaders to help influence and ensure understanding of all required railroad training and certifications
Oversee the notification, tracking, analysis, scheduling and delivery of all regulatory (FRA, OSHA, etc.) and railroad training requiremen
Maintain up to date knowledge on all Federal Railroad Regulatory requirements and participate in industry associations (example: NRC, AREMA)
Develop and deliver field training programs
Direct responsibility for designing and delivering new hire orientation
Working knowledge of enabling technologies and actionable analytics to promote learning
Ensure offerings meet the needs of adult learners in their environments (i.e. e-learning, classroom etc)
Develop and facilitate leadership learning programs and forums
Ensure that all Loram employees are given the training and tools necessary to be successful in their current role while preparing them for personal and professional growth opportunities to increase market share for Loram globally.
Values Based Leadership: Recognized by others as living and teaching Loram’s values and who appropriately responds when others behave in opposition to the values.
Driving Execution: Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.
Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
Trusting and Transparent Based Communication: Is naturally inclusive and shares information to instill a learning culture and to drive dialogue, debate, and decisiveness. Values and promotes cross functional relationships with peers to build trust and transparency across organizational lines, for the good of the whole.
Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one's understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization's position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
10% or more travel including international, using any method of transportation.
Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.·Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment
Leading a team of technical trainers, project managers and e-learning content developers
3 – 5 Years
Emerging e-learning technologies that enable on line learning and measurement
5 - 7 Years
Facilitation of content development
3 – 5 Years
Program and Project Management (PM Certification very helpful)
3 – 5 Years
Railroad Safety Training Design and Facilitation
2 – 4 Years
Basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic assembly and operation
*Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special licenses, other education, certification or professional memberships:
Maintain railroad safety training and certifications.
Founded in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way started out as a small operation consisting of two simple machines, and a handful of employees. Today, Loram has become one of the leading suppliers of track maintenance machinery and services in North America and the global market. Loram provides maintenance of way services to Class I and short line railroads, transits, and commuter rails.