Vermeer Corporation Training and Development Specialist Intern in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Training and Development Specialist Intern assists in designing, developing, and evaluating training and development programs for team members based on strategic needs assessments and gap analysis. This role helps develop and facilitate internal training programs for Vermeer team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Assist in developing training curriculum in partnership with content experts within the organization using adult learning methodology to create, develop, and format training materials for a variety of delivery methods.

  3. Consult with stakeholders to assess their learning needs and help develop plans based on those needs and directional alignment.

  4. Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of existing training and development programs utilizing assessment and evaluation tools linked to adult learning models.

  5. Help facilitate training according to the training plan.

  6. Research, evaluate and suggest materials, courses, and/or tools from external sources.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Education, Communications, Human Resources, or Adult Learning.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of camera and projection equipment, adult learning methodology, education, facilitation, evaluation, test construction and analysis.

  • Ability to work with a team to develop new and quality training presentations and ideas and effectively manage projects.

  • Ability to provide informative professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.

  • Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

  • Ability to respond to continually changing priorities to meet customer demands.

  • Ability to take complex topics or tasks and break them down for the learners and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the Organization.

  • Ability to work with subject matter experts within the Organization to develop quality training programs that meet customer needs and expectations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.