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Training Specialist - Operations

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Location: Menomonie, WI
Andersen Corporation
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Description & Requirements

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.”. As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


This position contributes to operations strategies and initiatives through execution of the training system, and coaching that drives retention, safety, employee engagement and a continuous improvement culture.


  • Deliver and sustain training initiatives and programs that drive retention, employee engagement and business performance. Use a variety of mediums: hands on training, classroom, on the job, e-learning, and virtual.
  • Support talent pipeline and leadership development programs with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Coordinate and track annual training plans for plant associates to include safety, quality, compliance, and continuous improvement.
  • Train and develop training team leads and line trainers.
  • Provide onboarding support to new VSTL and VSS.
  • Develop and report on measurements related to onboarding, retention and development.
  • Collaborate with VS leaders in the creation and reporting of metrics that show business impact
  • Coach and train others across the operation that are involved in hands-on training, orientation, and onboarding.


  • Knowledge and experience with lean, safety and quality manufacturing concepts, processes and workforce training methods.
  • Associates degree (or equivalent education and/or experience) in manufacturing, training, lean, continuous improvement, industrial safety, HR, or instructional design.
  • Minimum 3 years manufacturing, logistics or industrial experience, including 2 with training or coaching responsibilities.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Understanding of adult learning, on the job training, and instructional design techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - specifically verbal communications.
  • A customer-centric approach to work.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.


“Be Orange. Be You.” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences, and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects

** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.