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Training and Development Manager

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  


Position Overview

The Training and Development Manager is responsible for improving the productivity of the organization’s employees. This position assesses company-wide development needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees. This position actively searches, creatively designs, and implements effective methods to educate, enhance performance and recognize performance.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Conducts annual training and development needs assessment.
  • Develops training and development programs and objectives.
  • Administers spending against the departmental budget.
  • Oversees the company’s Driver Training Program and updates training needs as necessary.
  • Oversees the company’s Apprenticeship Program to ensure compliance with training and regulatory requirements.
  • Obtains and /or develops effective training materials utilizing a variety of media.
  • Deploys a wide variety of training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job training, classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations, etc.).
  • Tracks completed training for employees and maintains record keeping.
  • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts.
  • Plans, organizes, facilitates and orders supplies for employee development and training events.
  • Develops and maintains organizational communications such as intranet bulletin boards and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources.
  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
  • Modifies programs as needed.
  • Maintains a keen understanding of training trends, developments, and best practices.
  • Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.

Benefits Offered

  • Highly competitive base pay.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance programs.
  • Group Retirement savings program.
  • Health and wellness programs.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred degree in education, adult education, curriculum design, educational technology).
  • One to three years experience of qualifying professional experience in a relatable setting preferred; but not required.
  • Proven work experience in leading training efforts for an organization.
  • Experience in a construction environment preferred.
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write, and accurately perform basic mathematical functions including adding, subtracting, multiplication and division.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports and training manuals.
  • Ability to analyze issues independently.
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of Company policies and procedures, including safety.
  • Must consistently produce and efficient, accurate work product.

Work Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years in age or older.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must pass post-offer employment drug testing, medical exams, and physical agilities testing.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers and/or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.

Physical Requirements

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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit and use hands.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

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

  • Standard office environment.
  • Tempo is fast paced with deadlines.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be moderate.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Organization

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, The Rasmussen Group represents twelve multi-faceted design-build heavy construction companies. With a group of companies that specialize in bridge construction, marine contracts, concrete and asphalt supply, paving, heavy hauling, dump trucks, crane operations and fabricating steel the Rasmussen Group can provide complete customer service with one phone call.

Run by the fourth generation of the Jensen family, our values and commitment have not changed since 1912. We treat our employees fairly and believe in giving back to the community that has supported us for over a hundred years. Our personal relationship with our clients is still the most important part of our business.