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Consumers Energy Skilled Trades Instructor in Bay City|West Olive|Alma, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

The Generation Technical Skills Department is responsible for developing and delivering technical skills training to generation and gas compression workers. This training consists of electrical, instrumentation and control, and mechanical training to Generation Plant Electricians, Renewable Specialists, Laborers, Millwrights, Machinists, Electrical Repair Persons, Station Mechanics, and more.

Job Description/Responsibilities

This Learning Specialist is responsible for delivering Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, and other technical skills to Consumers Energy generation employees including coal plants, renewable and hydro generation, and gas compression stations. The individual in this position will actively participate in the learning community to increase consistency in Consumers Energy training practices and the effectiveness of the learning function. The Learning Specialist will proactively manage internal resources and creatively plan and execute training events within Consumers Energy that reflect and balance the priorities and resources of the company. Training will be delivered in classroom, lab, plant/station environment and/or virtual settings.

Key responsibilities for the Learning Specialists will include:

  • Deliver training in accordance with all applicable codes and standards via multiple formats including: classroom, lab, plant/station environment, business support coaching, and virtual settings.

  • Coordinate with supervisor and team to schedule and instruct courses in accordance with the needs of the business.

  • Proactively identify learning opportunities in support of business objectives and performance goals while continually monitoring and improving the quality and effectiveness of instruction delivery. Work in collaboration with an Instructional Designer to develop and revise courses around these opportunities.

  • Effectively utilize the LMS (learning management system), file management system, and other tracking and delivery tools.

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment demonstrating all safety related policies and procedures.

  • Periodically observe or work alongside front-line staff to ensure subject matter expertise is maintained.

  • Actively participate on various training committees served by this department and act as a liaison to communicate information between those training committees, students, and technical skills team.

  • Develop skills and knowledge in additional technical areas, soft skills, and non-technical areas to have the ability to deliver training in those areas.

    This opportunity’s preferred location is Bay City, but consideration will be given at JH Campbell Training Center in West Olive or Alma so long as there is space available.

    Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of industrial maintenance experience including hydraulics, pneumatics, pipe fitting, and lubrication

  • Advanced knowledge of hoisting and rigging safety, mobile and overhead cranes, and scaffolding safety

  • Advanced understanding of electrical safety and theory

  • Associates Degree in technical field or equivalent experience

  • Basic knowledge of MiOSHA rules and regulations

  • Basic knowledge of the National Electric Code

  • Knowledge of generation power plant systems

  • Knowledge of gas compression station systems

  • Strong facilitation and classroom management skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journeyman Electrician License or completion of recognized apprenticeship

  • Strong background in industrial electronics, electrical installation, and electrical construction

  • Welding certifications

  • Machinist skills including lathe and mill operations

    Essential Functions

    Delivers training programs in classrooms, via electronic learning and/or independent study. Maintain training budgets and coordinates inter-departmental input. Defines objectives; designs or assists in designing course material; delivers training; facilitates program evaluations and course material and training aids. Presents development and/or training concepts to management for review and approval. Provides information, resources, materials and equipment to departments in support of their training and employee development programs, as available; prepare reports and correspondence; participate in meetings; compile data. Maintain current knowledge of workplace diversity issues, EEO, sexual harassment, and ADA regulations, laws, and policies. Uses a variety of computer programs in presenting training materials. Maintains regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work hours at assigned worksite. Meet travel requirements of the position. Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working conditions of the position. Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime. Regular attendance is expected

    Hours and Travel

  • This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 85% of time spent in the office, classroom, or specified field locations.

  • This position may require travel to various locations in Michigan with some overnight travel expected.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.