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Employer: Raven Industries
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment Type: Full Time

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Raven was established in 1956. Today, Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Employing approximately 900 team members, Raven is represented by three business segments, each with unique customers, products, and markets served:

  • Raven Aerostar is dedicated to protecting and connecting the world through stratospheric aerospace systems.

  • Raven Applied Technology is dedicated to helping feed the world through precision agriculture equipment.

  • Raven Engineered Films is dedicated to providing high-quality polymer films and sheeting that protect Earth’s resources and preserve asset value.

Raven aggressively competes on four Dimensions of Competition: Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance. Deeply connected to our culture and values, Raven’s four Dimensions of Competition are the foundation on which we separate our company from our competition. Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance are woven into how we do business, shaping Raven’s culture and setting us apart. These are not initiatives that come and go; they are enduring values — and a testament to our commitment to continual improvement.


The Trainer III will be responsible for training external customers or team members primarily in a classroom environment. Creates interactive training tools utilizing technology

Essential Functions
• Mentor provide support to team members
• Contributes to a positive, team-oriented atmosphere and encourages good work habits
• Utilizes patience and understanding to assist and motivate team members
• Coordinates with team leadership to determine training needs
• Ensure team members are producing work to specifications
• Understands and is capable of performing the production work as needed
• Works with team leadership to monitor items such as scrap reduction and process efficiency
• Maintains training aids such as checklists, presentations, processes, and examples
• Ensures training documentation is completed
• May assist in the creation and documentation of processes and procedures
• Keeps informed of new developments, methods, and techniques in the training field
• May lead or support department improvement initiatives
• Formulates training programs and schedules based on the needs of the division
• Determines, or gives input to determine appropriate instructional procedures or methods
• Organizes and develops training materials and training evaluation procedures
• Ensures training documentation and reporting is completed
• Maintains training metrics to track utilization and identify needs
• Coordinates internal and external trainers and facilitators
• Depending on division, may have safety committee responsibilities
• Collaborate with team, other departments, or external sources to create innovative training delivery methods
• Utilize technology to motivate and engage learners of varied audiences

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


• High school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of 5 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

• General understanding of all jobs in the production area of responsibility
• Knowledge of fundamental production techniques is helpful
• Ability to read and understand blueprints and process instructions
• Ability and patience necessary to provide training
• Ability to use various hand tools
• Ability to multi-task and have strong attention to detail
• Proficiency with use of a computer, including Microsoft Office software
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff
• Ability to develop and deliver training to individuals or groups
• Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communications
• Intermediate proficiency with use of a computer, including Microsoft Office software
• Depending on position and division, may need to become a certified instructor in IPC and JSTD
• Demonstrated innovative and creative thinking
• Advanced proficiency with use of a computer - including Microsoft Office software, Adobe eLearning Suite including Captivate and/or Flash, including simulation design and development
• Depending on division, may need experience with Rapid Development methodologies
• Strong ability to coach and motivate. Possess enthusiasm and positive attitude
• Ability and willingness to respond to new concepts and changing priorities
• Depending on position, may travel up to 25% of time
• Annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check required. ]

Contact Information

Raven Industries
Peggy Canter
205 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-336-2750

Other Information

Category(s): Human Resources, Manufacturing
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: No
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