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Liberty Steel & Wire
  • 05-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • 63250-79000 $67000-90000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Wage Schedules - Medical, Dental, & Vision - 401k - Company Paid Life Insurance & More!

Training/ Instructional Design Manager - We offer an exceptional bonus structure, competitive pay, and professional development opportunities!

We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees an exceptional bonus structure, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.

The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.

As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The Position:

The chief purpose of Training and Development at Liberty Steel & Wire is to educate our workforce, grow leaders for the future, and consistently deliver a remarkable development experience to our people.

As a Training Manager, you will lead projects aligned with one or more of our learning strategies while driving connections across the broader team.

Our learning strategies consist of, but are not limited to, use of learner assessments to measure upskilling needs and progress, overall Liberty success measures, ensure completion and adherence to various risk and compliance processes and internal administrative policies.

This position is onsite at our office in Peoria, IL and will require up to 20% domestic travel.


  • The Training Manager will work in conjunction with the Director of Training and Learning System to lead the planning, developing, and implementing training programs company-wide for management and staff development, advancement of work skills, customer support, safety, and emerging initiatives. The Training Manager will provide input and utilize curriculum and training delivery to be performed on site, remotely, and with internal and contracted resources.

  • Under the direction of the Director of Training and Learning System, implements annual training plans for management, staff, customer support, and direct labor that encompass group and individual training and mentoring, and conducted on-site in person, with dedicated learning centers, or remotely accessed.

  • Responsible for the analysis of organization-wide training needs assessments that identify current knowledge and skills gaps impacting performance as well as those needs to support emerging needs in manufacturing technology, best practices, and workforce development.

  • Creates and maintains new in-person and interactive training delivery program methodologies and enhancements to existing programs that include lesson plans, training aids, and multimedia presentation.

  • Consults with management, staff, and union representation on training opportunities.

  • Assists in new hire onboarding content creation for all new hires including management and hourly employees; ensures completion of all new hire learning tasks during onboarding.

  • Develops new or modifies existing course content as required for statutory (rules, safety, and behaviors), proactive development (career path, skill enhancement, and emerging technologies and systems), and leadership (integrity, communications, team building, motivation, getting results, and style).

  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, instructional design, or training and development, with three years of progressive experience developing and conducting technical, professional, and managerial training according to specific curriculum.
    • Alternatively the position will accept a Associate's degree in education or instructional design along with 5 years of progressive experience of the same scope.
    • A certificate in project management or instructional systems technology may substitute for some experience.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably metals
  • Experience in a training capacity within a manufacturing environment, preferably metals
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Experience with LMS 365 or other LMS required
  • Experience with Articulate 360 and Camtasia or other video editing software is required
  • Knowledge of the full training cycle.
  • Requires advanced human relations skills to deliver formal and influential training, facilitate group discussions and presentations, and 'market' services to all levels of staff.

PAY RANGE: $67,000-90,000


Job titles with transferrable skills to this role include:

  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technology Manager
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • E-Learner Developer
  • Educational Consultant
  • Learning Experience Designer
  • Learning Architect

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the areas has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family, such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits, competitive pay, and an exceptional bonus structure!
  • On-the-job training, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
  • Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
  • Experienced team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.

Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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