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Entergy Training Specialist (Distribution/Line Operations) in Beaumont, Texas

Training Specialist (Distribution/Line Operations)

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Beaumont, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

*This position may be filled as a Training Specialist or Senior Training Specialist depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience.*

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

The Training Specialist delivers technical skills training and instruction to new and senior level craft personnel. The training is delivered in a progressive fashion beginning with fundamental skills to the most complex. Critical to this position is not only the ability to communicate effectively, but also to evaluate accurately a participant’s confidence and competency. This position weighs heavily when determining the advancement of craft personnel. This specific position will support Distribution Line, utility automation and safety mandated training as well as other training as assigned by Supervisor of Utility Learning and Development.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct safety and technical skills training programs to ensure employees have the right knowledge of safety, policies and procedures, as well as the technical skills required to perform effectively in their jobs.

  • Mitigate all risk associated with delivery of technical skills training and report safety violations.

  • Evaluate employee and classification to determine the training curriculum needed for safe, compliant, and error free performance of their respective position. Support design and development and maintenance of new and existing safety, skills and technical training materials.

  • Facilitate delivery of technical skills instruction for craft workers within the Distribution organization. The incumbent must be versed in various delivery formats including distance learning and knowledgeable of the subject matter in both theory and practical application.

  • Must be able to effectively observe and evaluate performance of training participants. Ultimately, this person must be able to recommend progression or not in respect to the training participants’ abilities.

  • Evaluate effectiveness of training processes and programs and provides feedback to management. Evaluates employee and provides feedback to employee and management.

  • Communicate with stakeholders and industry experts to identify best practices on existing training courses and content, as well as requests for additional training courses and programs.

  • Provide department personnel with training and assignment opportunities that allow for the development and expansion of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Must be able to learn and utilize technology, provide support for training records reporting and other responsibilities as assigned by ULD leadership.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education required of the position

  • Technical associate degree or equivalent utility experience.

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum experience required of the position

  • Technical Training Specialist: 6+ years utility industry experience (with strong distribution/line operations experience) with the ability to deliver, produce and develop training course material without a degree, or 3+ years of experience with a degree

  • Technical Training Specialist, Sr: 8+ years utility industry experience (with strong distribution/line operations experience) with the ability to deliver, produce and develop training course material without a degree, or 5+ years of experience with a degree

  • Preferred:

  • Experience in developing and administering training programs

  • Distribution/line operations experience

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Strong Safety culture. Practical knowledge of technical skill to be taught. Able to perform technical craft techniques appropriate to the subject matter being taught. Able to effectively communicate in various mediums and various styles. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong presentation skills and public speaking. Good interpersonal skills. Customer Focus. Extensive intersystem travel required (up to 40%). Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and deliverables in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work with multiple levels of the organizational structure. Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multi-projects simultaneously. Must be willing to assume a storm restoration role and travel if necessary.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • None.

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Primary Location: Texas-Beaumont Texas : Beaumont

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 112646

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to navigate to EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here (humanr@entergy.com?subject=Accessibility) and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov) (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

EEI Testing:

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing: of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , numberLogon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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