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Learning & Development Specialist- DZMG


Iowa (IA), US Ohio (OH), US Tennessee (TN), US Utah (UT), US Illinois (IL), US Wyoming (WY), US Texas (TX), US Wisconsin (WI), US

Category:  Human Resources
Work Area:  Remote
Requisition ID:  1708



About Day and Zimmermann

At our Day & Zimmermann Munitions Plants, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, components, to special projects and beyond. With more than 120 years of experience behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations! Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Learning & Development Specialist - Munitions to join our Day & Zimmermann team.


The Learning & Development Specialist will support design and development of tailored learning plans and career maps by job family and function for positions throughout the business unit. The Learning & Development Specialist will serve as the lead LMS administrator, assist in design of programs and curriculum, develop eLearning content and courses, facilitate training sessions, and participate in analysis of training progress. Moreover, this role will suggest methods to address identified gaps and further develop and enhance employee knowledge, skills, and abilities.


As the Learning & Development Specialist - Munitions, here’s the work you’ll do: 

  • Design, develop, and facilitate comprehensive and impactful multimodal training programs (ILT, VILT, and eLearning asynchronous) and materials that align with organizational goals, conducting needs assessments to identify skill gaps and training requirements, and customizing training content to meet the specific needs of different departments and teams. Utilize a variety of instructional techniques and formats, such as role-playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, and lectures.
  • Develop and implement train-the-trainer programs to ensure internal trainers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. Provide coaching and support to internal trainers to enhance their delivery and facilitation skills
  • Function as lead administrator for the learning management system (Litmos); learner account creation and management, troubleshooting system access issues, training enrollment and completion management, provision of metrics and reporting as requested, overall system upkeep.
  • Collaborate with department heads and key stakeholders to identify learning needs and align training programs with business objectives. Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gain buy-in and support for learning initiatives. Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners, including training vendors and consultants.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs through feedback, assessments, and performance metrics. Continuously seek ways to improve training programs based on feedback and industry best practices. Stay updated with the latest trends in learning and development to bring innovative ideas to the organization.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and success in creating and enhancing e-learning courses including online delivery and hybrid, and enhancing traditional classes with interactive multimedia using strong problem solving skills and decision abilities.
  • Ability to navigate and effectively manage a learning management system; experience loading and tracking content and users.
  • Excellent facilitator and overall communication skills; ability to deliver training in multi-modal settings such as face-to-face, virtual-led online, asynchronous versus synchronous, and hybrid methods.
  • Experience in measuring training outcomes, effectiveness, and overall learner satisfaction
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, others, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; formal coursework in adult learning, instructional design and/or e-learning strongly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years working as an instructional designer and/or curriculum developer
  • E-learning and/or Instructional Design preferred
  • Overnight travel will be required, up to 10%


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the wage range for this role is $79,040 - $118,560. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements). We care about our employees and it shows.


Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation: 

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Walking
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Expertise in:
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Chris Pinto

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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