Job Details

Learning & Development Specialist


Gerdau North America








Human Resources




This position is open for domestic candidates only.

About Us: Gerdau is a major steel manufacturing company, operating in 10 countries and employing over 30,000 individuals. The North American business divisions (Gerdau Long Steel North America and Gerdau Specialty Steel North America) produce long and special steel products for the agriculture, energy, industrial, automotive and manufacturing markets. We stimulate the economy through our network of recycling operations and mills, operating ten mills in the U.S. and three in Canada. Our mills utilize efficient and clean production practices, including the use of electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. The use of this technology and its process makes our steel one of the greenest choices available.


Responsible for coordinating the Learning and Development process and providing effective training programs at the assigned steel mill location. This position will support in identifying the local training needs, developing training content, managing training items and curricula in the Learning Management System, and coordinate the execution of training sessions locally. The incumbent will also perform other Human Resources duties and assist with the development of overall HR programs as required.


The Learning & Development Specialist reports directly to the Human Resources Manager but will also coordinate activities with the Corporate Organizational Development Team.

This position is responsible for coordinating the assessment of current training needs, will provide support in the development of training content specific for the location, manage the local training items and curricula in the Learning Management System, Coordinate and continuously improve the onboarding experience, be a local reference for the employees regarding training execution and LMS administration.

This individual will also coach/mentor the management team on effective training methods and methodologies, provide support to supervisors and managers when they deliver the critical processes training to operators, and create an environment where all employees have a self-development orientation.

The incumbent develops and coordinates the location's training initiatives and works closely with the Corporate Organizational Development Team to implement skills and leadership training programs. Monitors and evaluates training programs and techniques and recommends revisions where necessary. Also coordinates the orientation/integration programs for all new hires and/or transferred employees.

Although the primary focus of this position is on the training needs for the assigned location, this position will spend time performing other human resources processes when needed.


  • Coordinate the Learning and Development process for the assigned location

  • Assess local training needs, support the development of training content and facilitate training sessions when needed.

  • Responsible for managing the Learning Management System for all local items and curricula, as well as the integration with the Document Control System.

  • Implement all corporate and division training programs.

  • Responsible for location training facilities, materials, equipment, and training records, and training procedures.

  • Responsible for record-keeping, monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of training programs conducted at the location.

  • Coordinate the onboarding program of all new hires and/or transferred employees.

  • Assist with other Human Resources processes when needed.

  • Qualifications and Educational requirement(s):

    • Bachelor's degree

    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Human Resources or Organizational Development, preferably with experience and knowledge in learning and development.

    • Ability to design and develop training and development programs.

    • Knowledgeable of tools and trends in learning and development.

    • Training facilitation skills.

    • Computer skills including Office 365

    • Knowledge and experience with Learning Management Systems, preferably Success Factors.

    • Be organized and have good time management skills.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Ability to influence others and build relationships.

    • Ability to be responsive and focus on assisting and supporting internal customers.

    • A high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously

    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment

    Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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