17 days old

Senior Instructional Designer

Daikin Applied
Plymouth, Minnesota 55411
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
The Daikin Learning Institute drives business value by providing excellence in learning to our external and internal customers. We provide technical HVAC education to sales and service organizations. We are on a mission to modernize the way we teach by enhancing our designs and leveraging technology to engage with our learners.

The Senior Instructional Designer is responsible for designing and developing learning content that delivers performance outcomes. This role will lead design projects and will be expected to manage external instructional designers. Strong knowledge on a variety of learning modalities is highly desirable. The content in the Daikin Learning Institute is highly technical engineering topics and would require someone with experience on highly technical topics.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. 50% Instructional Design

Leverage high impact instructional design methodology to create engaging learning content and interactive learning experiences aligned to business results. Develop solutions that create powerful targeted learning experiences in a variety of modalities: virtual classrooms, elearning, video, learning pathway, playlists, instructor-led, etc. Contributes to the evaluation and selection of learning technologies for the organization. Lead Instructional Design process in the organization. Manage multiple external design projects.

2. 25% Project Management

Responsible for the management of multiple simultaneous projects directing the work of internal and external resources. Leverage standard learning project management practices and tools including: charter, scope, schedule, budget, risk and dashboard. Accountable for projects to be delivered on-time, within scope and budget.

3. 25% Performance Consulting

Partner with leaders, sponsors and subject matter experts to identify learning opportunities that drive business results. Produce needs analysis, high impact learning maps and learner personas that deliver innovative, performance-based learning outcomes. Identify opportunities to leverage learning and collaborative technologies to enhance the learner experience.


Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management-- Coordinates projects; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Oral Communication -- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Leadership-- Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others.

Strategic Thinking-- Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Consulting - Demonstrates ability to ask intelligent questions that provide informative insight; Listens well; Formulates ideas that drive performance outcomes; Ability to navigate conversation with all levels of stakeholders


Preferred: Degree in Learning, Education or Human Resources

Preferred: Masters or other certifications


7 Years Instructional Design experience

Authoring tools

Design & Development of VILT, elearning, micro-learning, and ILT

Project Management



Experience with highly technical training topics

Technology: Adobe suite, SnagIt, Webex, Camptasia, CAD, Pathway, Cornerstone

Masters or other certifications

Leveraging various modalities of design: Virtual Instructor Led, eLearning, Micro-learning, Pathway

Agile design


It is the policy of Daikin Applied to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

About Daikin Applied

Daikin Applied is a member of the global air conditioning company, Daikin Industries. Daikin Applied manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems that customers from around the world can trust to advance their needs for performance, reliability and energy efficiency. We develop innovations that create the right environments for successful businesses and critical applications. The people at Daikin Applied are committed to using their expertise to advance HVAC technologies and support our customers with efficient and reliable solutions. Daikin Applied products and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices.

Daikin Applied, formerly known as Daikin McQuay, was started in 1924 and has an extensive history of developing new, industry leading innovations and technology. Our Rebel rooftop units, Magnitude magnetic bearing chillers, Pathfinder air cooled chillers and SmartSource WSHP compete among the most efficient products in the market. Also, our extensive aftermarket service and parts operations provide support to keep our customers' operations running smoothly.

Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2015 revenues in excess of $15 billion and more than 51,000 employees worldwide. Daikin was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Thomson Reuters and one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, Inc.




Posted: 2019-02-01 Expires: 2019-03-03

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Senior Instructional Designer

Daikin Applied
Plymouth, Minnesota 55411

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