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Learning and Development Specialist/Instructional Design - Atlanta, GA



Job ID:  123626


Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a division of Oldcastle, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States and Canada.  Our operations span the nation from Montana to Texas and from Washington to Florida, with 18,000 employees at more than 1,200 locations in 44 states.


Position Overview


The Oldcastle Materials (OMG) IT Learning and Development Team is looking to add an additional Learning and Development Specialist (“rock star”) learning and development professional to support the growing demand for our services. This role will interact with internal customers to OMG, leverage professional instructional design skills and experience to design and deliver effective learning solutions for OMG IT Core Systems and other related training needs.


The resulting learning and performance support solutions will be scalable, sustainable, and multifaceted (Instructor Led Training, Virtual Instructor Led Training, Self-Paced Training, etc.). A strong bias for action, ownership, continuous improvement, effective communication, and quality work with OMG business partners is critical for success in this role.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Coordinate with business and IT stakeholders to assess training needs, learning and performance objectives, and success measures.
  • Demonstrate application of established adult learning principles and Instructional Systems Design methodologies (e.g. ADDIE).
  • Create, administer, analyze, and report on end user needs assessments and skills assessments.
  • Design training plans develop, coordinate, and deliver appropriate application training curricula, training programs and/or individual courses for end users of all levels.
  • Conduct research into learning best practices, training products, and services in support of development and purchasing efforts (i.e., innovation and best practices).
  • Develop, deliver, and maintain learning solutions for new and existing applications, including all course materials, exercises, and skills evaluations.
  • Establish and maintain internal training sites (e.g., SharePoint, SuccessFactors LMS).
  • Create and administer learning evaluation mechanisms using Kirkpatrick model, survey tools, etc.
  • Analyze results, make recommendations for training improvement, and integrate changes in curriculum and/or courses based on assessment feedback.
  • Work with internal software developers to keep apprised of changes and upcoming developments in custom-built applications.
  • Stay up-to-date with developments in both off-the-shelf and custom-built software products used in Oldcastle Materials.
  • Participate in 3rd party provider evaluation and selection, as required, for specialized software training needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.






  • Bachelor’s Degree in related subject matter and/or 5+ years related work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Instructional Design, IT Systems End User Training, Train the Trainer/Super User Methods of delivery, and IT Staff Training.
  • Proven experience working in complex, distributed/decentralized business models.
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of enterprise and desktop applications, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, Camtasia, Captivate, and/or other training development software.
  • Proven experience with adult learning principles, methodologies (e.g., ADDIE, SAM), and course design techniques.
  • Demonstrated, successful experience with building and maintaining systems training courseware and learning solutions.


Work Requirements


  • May require up to 30% travel in North America.


Additional Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Ability to consistently drive self and others to achieve results despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Must possess strong oral / written communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to achieve results with a hands-on, collaborative approach; works well in a team.
  • Proficient in encouraging diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to align career development goals with organizational objectives.
  • Ability to understand customers’ learning solution needs, concerns, and feedback to be able to customize services and products as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to regularly learn and adopt new OMG technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude.
  • Ability to conduct research into course development and delivery concepts, including technical software issues.
  • Capable of presenting ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Bias for learning new concepts and ideas quickly.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks (multi-tasking) in a high-pressure environment.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time. 


Work Environment


Usually, normal office working conditions. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Oldcastle Inc
Full time
Atlanta, Georgia 30338, US