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Training Specialist I or II - Transmission Lines

Location: 

Various/Negotiable, NE, US, 68467

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Training Specialist I or II - Transmission Lines located at York Operations Center in Various/Negotiable.  Position closes January 20, 2020.

 

Position Summary

Training Specialist I and II

Responsibilities include: a) Provide leadership and resolution of technical training and utilization of procedures to maintain current training programs. Lead training efforts to support T&D Operations employees in acquiring the knowledge, certification, and skills required so they can perform their jobs safely and efficiently, b) Monitor the training process, trainees, and programs, c) Coordinate outside training programs and assist other business unit trainers as needs arise, d) Provide switchman training for outside wholesale partners to be compliant with NPPD switchman training program.

Develop (Level II), schedule, delivery, and assessment of technical training programs to all Distribution/Transmission Lines and Substations teams. Maintain or co-maintain Progression Program in the respective area.

Training Specialist II

Provide mentoring to Training Specialist I to assist in training skills development.

Education, Training and Experience

Training Specialist I

Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of experience as described below (or) Associates degree in electrical/electronic technology or Utility line and three (3) years of experience as described below (OR) High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of experience as described below.

Experience in respective operations of transmission substation and/or distribution systems is required. Demonstrated good safety record.

Prior leadership experience is preferred.

Prior training experience is preferred.

Training Specialist II

Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience as described below (or) Associates degree in electrical/electronic technology or Utility line and five (5) years of experience as described below in below (OR) High school diploma or GED and eight (8) years of experience as described below.

Experience in respective operations of transmission substation and/or distribution systems is required. Demonstrated good safety record.

Must demonstrate proficiency at developing new training using the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) or the ADDIE process.

Provide coaching and mentoring to Training Specialist I. 

Prior leadership experience is desired.

Prior training experience is preferred.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Training Specialist I

Must have Line or Substation Technician status

Must become a certified Switchman within six (6) months of accepting the position and maintain the certification.

Must become a certified Clearance Holder within six (6) months of accepting the position and maintain the certification.

Must be within 12 months of obtaining Journeyman status

Operations Program Manager will work with local crews to ensure the Training Specialist I can gain the knowledge and field experience needed to receive Journeyman status.

Operations Program Manager will be responsible to organize Journeyman review. The Training Specialist I will need to pass the substation or line technician already established Journeyman Review Progression Standard.  

Training Specialist II

Two-year Journey Status in respective area is required

Must had been Switchman Certified in the past and must obtain the Switchman Certification within six (6) months of accepting the position and maintain the certification.

Must had been Clearance Holder certified in the past and must obtain the Clearance Holder Certification within six (6) months of accepting the position and maintain the certification.

Must be an active member on the Stringing, URD, and Grounding Manual Committees

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Training Specialist I and II

Evaluate trainee performance and share results with appropriate supervision.

Evaluate training programs, with input from employees and Supervision, and modify as required to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Perform periodic evaluations of training programs in order to ensure that curriculum is current and correct.

Work closely with T&D Operations Supervision and other Business Units to develop and maintain training/progression/certification programs for craft positions and other non-operations personnel.

Maintain accurate training records and provide schedules of business events.

Leverage the knowledge and skills of our employees to enhance the overall training and safety programs and use these employees as subject matter experts to assist in the development and delivery of the curriculum.

Maintain or co-maintain responsibility for the Progression Programs in respective area. Research, develop, and update associated technical training material. Conduct training needs analysis and interpret data. Prepare and administer effective means for evaluation of training programs.

The incumbent will be responsible to deliver North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standard training. The incumbent with be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) that will be required to represent their NERC requirement during self and on-site audits.

Co- Manage the Switch person and Clearance Training Program to include developing/maintaining a course outline, lesson plan, and delivery. Communicate with NPPD supervision as well as outside NPPD wholesale partners supervision.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity/Excellence
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Safety

 

Salary Information: 

Training Specialist I: pay grade 13 exempt - $6,346 - $8,016/month

Training Specialist II: pay grade 14 exempt - $7,217 - $9,294/month

 

Travel Required: 25% to 50% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

 

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work

FMLA 

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.


Nearest Major Market: Lincoln