The Electric Technical Trainer develops, plans, prepares, and delivers training programs to meet the development needs of Midwest Energy, Inc. employees, and continually evaluates training programs to ensure compliance with the company’s safety policies and existing and future regulatory requirements.
This position collaborates with leaders to identify training needs and is responsible to plan and coordinate training that meets those needs by incorporating both instructor-led and hands-on training methods. Responsibilities also include participation in the ongoing revision and maintenance of standards, procedures, and training materials.
The Electric Technical Trainer performs on-site inspections to verify that crews are working safely, efficiently, and meet OSHA requirements and industry safe work practices, collaborates with the Safety Manager to facilitate field safety training, assist in development of designated safety programs, and participates in accident investigations and root cause analyses.
This position requires a combination of technical knowledge and communication ability to effectively facilitate learning to various target audiences and respond to questions from employees, customers, and the general public. Successful performance requires as strong working knowledge of electric utility industry.
Required Education and Experience:
Two-year post-secondary degree, or equivalent experience or a combination of experience and education, with an emphasis in the power industry, utility maintenance or construction or related area. Certification as a Trainer is a plus.
At least 5-years progressive experience in the electric utility industry required.
Experience in the practical application of job training and safety skills required.
Must possess a sound knowledge of principles and practices used in the electric transmission and distribution line facilities. Must be familiar with DOT, OSHA Rules and Regulations, National Electrical Safety Code, National Electric Code, and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Handbooks 54 & 70E
Must hold and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License, Class A Commercial Driver’s License preferred.
First Aid and CPR certification required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
Demonstrated verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
Ability to develop content and deliver training programs to employees with various levels of expertise.
Ability to provide customized and individual training for employee achievement success.
Demonstrated ability to train and motivate employees to reach required levels of technical expertise and safe work habits.
Demonstrated ability to originate new ideas, methods, and approaches to training programs.
Ability to organize priorities, plan work, and execute training programs with minimal supervisor direction.
Proficiency in establishing and achieving company goals through procedures and projects to ensure compliance.
Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with consultants, vendors, contractors, industry organizations, other utility companies.
Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication to correspond with customers, community members, cross-functional teams, co-workers, and managers.
Demonstrated analytical skills and intermediate-level proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite; demonstrated ability to utilize technology for training delivery, e.g. audio-visual equipment.
About Midwest Energy, Inc.
Midwest Energy, Inc is Kansas' largest energy cooperative, serving approximately 50,000 electric meters and 43,000 natural gas meters in 40 central and western Kansas counties. Headquartered in Hays, KS Midwest Energy is proud of its growth-oriented and entrepreneurial history. Midwest has 270 employees.