Manager, Technical Training
Rio Tinto - Labrador City, NL
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa. For more information, please visit
IOC is a leading Canadian producer of iron ore concentrate and iron ore pellets serving customers worldwide. The Company operates a mine, concentrator and a pelletizing plant in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as port facilities located in Sept-Îles, in the Province of Quebec. It also operates a 418-kilometer railroad that links the mine to the port. IOC has 2200 employees and its major shareholder and operator is the international mining group Rio Tinto, which has activities in more than 40 countries throughout the world.
Manager, Technical Training
, you will be responsible for the planning, design, development, delivery and logistics of the training programs needed to meet the technical training and development needs of IOC. The role ensures the workforce has the required knowledge, skills and abilities to meet or exceed safety, production and cost targets. This is achieved by ensuring training and development systems, standards, structures and processes are aligned to deliver an effective and efficient service.
In view of the preceding, the
Manager, Technical Training
will be responsible but not limited to the following;
Actively promote health, safety and environmental awareness and work practices and compliance with HSEC management plans.
Develop and execute a business unit (BU) training and employee development strategy that meets the employee development and regulatory training requirements of the business while creating minimal disruption to operations.
Identify business unit, department and individual training needs and coordinate with the appropriate roles and resources to deliver solutions that appropriately address these needs.
Develop standardized training and development systems, standards, processes and programs that support achievement of IOC's organizational strategy.
Develop business cases for training and development initiatives and research and implement appropriate training evaluation methods to show the value of training and employee development activities to the business.
Assess training and employee development practices and effectiveness against leading practice in the group and industry and creatively implement improvement ideas.
Represent business unit training needs with representatives of Rio Tinto global or regional groups to facilitate implementation of employee development programs created outside of the business unit for broader Rio Tinto audiences.
Facilitate regular training coordination meetings with plant and department training functions to promote sharing of practices and the development of training professionals.
Manage the statutory trades training responsibility as stipulated by government agencies.
Manage the employee training portion of the Human Resources Budget. Where possible, ensure all training and development activities within the BU are standardized to reduce duplication of effort, inconsistent standards and costs.
Identify, collect and report training metrics to the relevant stakeholders and engage in regular senior site leadership consultation to ensure training and development expectations are being met.
Manage the administration of BU training records.
Selects, trains, develops, motivates and leads a staff of training specialists and support staff. Establishes clear/measurable objectives for staff on an annual basis and evaluates results of same. Delegates to, supports and promotes active employee involvement in departmental functions, enterprise-wide and functional specific initiatives. Provides environment supportive of personal growth/development. Monitors/evaluates employee performance, provides feedback, addresses deficiencies, etc. on a regular/as needed basis. Develops management successor. Manages, negotiates and administers contracts with vendors and consultants, as required.
To qualify the candidate will ideally have
A Bachelor's degree in a pertinent field with Masters level qualifications preferred
Certifications in Training & Organizational Development
Experience in a unionized industrial environment preferred
A minimum of 5 years in a Management capacity
Pre-requisites to be successful in this role
Fluency in both English and French in order to lead teams in both Labrador City and Sept-Iles
Extensive exposure to ADDIE Training best practices
Expertise in Workforce Development in both unionized and non-unionized environments
Proven capacity as a Change Management agent
Above average facilitation and communication skills
Strong ability to influence business partners
Relevant professional experience in Human Resources (OD/OE)
Mobility and flexibility
Demonstrate knowledge of Training Management Practices & Frameworks
Knowledge of current Business Improvement and Project Management methodologies
Training in continuous improvement techniques (e.g. Six Sigma or LEAN)