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JOB POST #4900-2024

Training Specialist – Canplas Industries/Barrie

Date Posted: February 14th, 2024 Date Closing: March 1st, 2024

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Training Specialist is responsible for the design, development and delivery of learning solutions and programs. Partnering with the Management Team, L&D COE, and other stakeholders they will assess the strategic guidelines and responsibilities and ensure consistency in the implementation of the training program for the site operations.

Please note, this will be a Contract position for 12-18 months.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Perform a proactive analysis of the training needs for each team and role. This includes, but is not limited to, new team members onboarding, technical/skills development, on the job training (OJT), classroom instruction, new equipment operational instructions, and performance development/improvement
  • In collaboration with the Management Team, craft a comprehensive training program based on the detailed analysis of each role
  • Collaborate with the Management team, L&D COE, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders to develop short, and long-term learning solutions or programs, that support the achievement of location goals and strategy
  • Support the launch of new learning programs, from beginning to end, including needs analysis, instructional design, content integration, learning delivery, session facilitation, measuring effectiveness, and project management
  • Develop, produce, and maintain various quality training content and materials, such has manuals, presentations, training plans, timelines, work instructions, etc.
  • Support and align with all EHS policies and procedures, as well ensure the same policies and procedures are engrained as an integral part of the training program
  • Deliver “Train the Trainer” courses as directed for specific roles
  • Track and audit the training performed, successes and opportunities for improvements of each team member trained and the overall success of the training offerings
  • Assess and measure learning outcomes as well as adjust solutions or programs based on changing business needs to drive continuous improvement
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key collaborators and subject matter experts
  • Stay current on L&D trends and provide recommendations for ongoing improvements
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of a learning culture within the organization
  • Assist in developing annual Training Budget defining programs and costs associated and assessing performance
  • Develop and report monthly on important metrics related to Training that will empower and engage the workforce
  • Collaborate with agencies for available rebates and training grants
  • Register with local learning institutions and consortium’s for programs, networking and sharing of best practices


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Education, Adult Learning, Human Resources or equivalent
  • ATD/ CTSD certification an asset
  • 3+ years’ experience in training and instructional experience, ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong relationship building with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Experience onboarding new employees
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Advanced computer skills in programs like Excel

Canplas is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for Canplas jobs. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at

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