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People Development Manager


Dunkirk, IN, US

Job ID:  46726
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Human Resources


  • Apprenticeship Programs (IS Operator, Machine Repair, Electromechanic, Mold Maker)
    • Department of Labor Correspondence
      • Apprentice Registrations, Progress and Completions
      • Program Inquiries, Complaints, Audits
      • Monitoring of the RAPIDS database for overdue apprentices
      • Handle GI bill process with Veterans and Veteran Administration
      • Processing Apprenticeship Certificates of Completion
    • Apprenticeship Committee Meetings
      • Coordinate and attend all monthly local committee meetings as minute recorder/facilitator
      • Coordinate monthly apprentice evaluations/progress and meeting attendance with management
      • Work with committees as needed to ensure each apprentice is getting the proper OJT training
    • Related Instructional Training Programs
      • Coordinate & oversee apprentice scheduling of all training classes held to accommodate program requirements (AIS)
      • Review and track apprentices status on related instruction - coordinate plan with management to address apprentices that are falling behind
      • Maintain online curriculum
      • Work with local colleges to ensure their curriculum standards are met.
    • On the Job Training
      • Coordinate and track all apprentice OJT tasks
      • Ensure OJT checksheets and matrices are completed
      • Prepare and Deliver SOP/TOP/BP training as needed
    • Reporting
      • Maintain monthly reporting and communication dashboards for all apprentices status
  • Onboarding
    • Coordinate with HR & EHS for new hire onboarding training
    • Organize, communicate and track training initiatives
  • Grant Funding Activities
    • Maintain State Department Relations
    • Apprenticeship/IWTP OJT Grant Searches, Applications and funding sources
      • Search, apply and execute necessary steps to obtain funds
      • Track grant progress and report necessary details to close out with grant provider
  • Train the Trainers
    • Journeyworkers, Crewleads and Managers
      • Mentor and Coach designated leaders/trainers in instructional delivery methods
  • Content Creation
    • Create training content
      • Develop appropriate training materials such as one point lessons, visual aids, SOPs, PPTs, videos or e-learning modules based on need
    • Lead Plant Content Creation Team
      • Coordinate and steer the plant content creation team to create new content as advised by the Governance Committee for MyLearning
  • Continuous Training Enhancement
    • All employees
      • Ensure that all employees skills are maintained and refreshed on a regular basis
      • Conduct training needs assessments
      • Work with management to execute gaps between TNA and reality
    • Succession Planning
    • Participate in plant succession planning and ensure training plan completed/executed for employees earmarked within process



  • Ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or related discipline.
  • The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience working relevant People Development in a manufacturing environment with union and safety exposure. Professional certifications are a plus.
  • Must have prior experience in leading large-scale system-wide change initiatives.
  • Must have in depth knowledge Organizational Development & Organizational Behavior theories, methods and applications.
  • Individual must be a self-starter, possess the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment, and have experience dealing with confidential matters.
  • Must also possess the ability to interpret and resolve sensitive and complex issues, communicate, respond and support all levels of organizational staff.
  • Must have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills, as well as strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Applications such has Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as have a firm working knowledge of e-learning software and authoring tools. MyLearning, Articulate 360 and Camtasia knowledge is a plus.

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

•    Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
•    Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
•    Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. 

Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. 

We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Anderson
Nearest Secondary Market: Muncie