Training Specialist

Los Angeles
Manufacturing – Manufacturing Operations /
FTE (Full Time) /
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds software-defined high-precision component factories for the top aerospace companies in the world. We are in search of individuals with the drive to augment manufacturing, helping enable our engineers to build complex, yet elegant software as well as machinists who have a passion for pushing the trade forward.

Position Overview

The Training Specialist is a critical role designed to upskill Hadrian's technician team, focusing on hard skills required in aerospace machining. This position demands a partnership with the factory lead to align on executional needs, supporting both production and R&D machining operations, along with tasks in quality inspection.

Key Responsibilities

    • Training Strategy Development: Collaborate with the factory lead to identify and meet the training needs for production machining, R&D machining operations, and quality inspection. This involves creating outcome-targeted training plans with clear business value and stringent evaluation mechanisms.
    • Learning and Efficiency: Master all procedures taught to understand the distinction between possessing a hard technical skill and efficiently applying it within Hadrian's operations. Implement strategies to translate skills into operational efficiency and business value, including on-the-job coaching.
    • External Collaboration and Insourcing: Engage external subject matter experts to address technical gaps while aiming to develop an internally competent, operationally excellent training system to support Hadrian’s growth.
    • Innovative Pedagogy: Employ innovative teaching techniques and a comprehensive range of exercises to explore effective methods for learning hard skills. Continuously refine training plans and procedures.
    • Self-Training System Development: Establish a system that enables technicians to self-train, both independently and in classroom settings. Identify and mentor potential trainers, emphasizing emotional intelligence.
    • Performance Accountability: Share responsibility with the factory lead for achieving production metrics.


    • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 5 years of experience in teaching technical skills.
    • Proven track record in deconstructing complex technical procedures into teachable segments, with specific achievements in curriculum development and training execution.
    • Competence in understanding and mastering precision machining/inspection techniques.
    • Exceptional emotional intelligence with a strong ability to communicate complex information effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to discern and synthesize essential information from complex data.

Nice to Haves

    • Prior experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
$60,000 - $120,000 a year

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.