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NiSource Technical Trainer/OJT Coach - Fleet in LaPorte, Indiana

Job Title: Technical Trainer 3 – Electric

Job Code: 107734

Job Summary

The Technical Trainer plans, prepares and delivers training programs to meet the development needs of the employees.  Provides quality, timely and innovative training curriculum, including but not limited to: safety and applications along with training within Fleet Operations job classifications. Builds and maintains working relationships with operations, construction, engineering, customer operations, etc. while meeting their business needs.  Assess course and curriculum development. Takes actions to ensure employees are properly prepared to work safely, effectively and in compliance with all Regulatory, OSHA and industry requirements. This role also makes final determination on employee training and work readiness/progression status. Works together with field operations and On the Job Trainers to determine employee competency to determine and deliver competency training as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Trainer 1:

  • Leadslearning events tobuild student knowledge and skillswith a primary focus on fleet operation and maintenance, service, and other operations activities

  • Integrates classroom training, hands on practice and simulation, and on the job training (OJT) events that maximize student learning

  • Deliverstraining initiativesthat provide practical in field experience for employeesto build employees mastery

  • Identifiesand recommendsclassroomand hands on training activity improvements whileworkingwith curriculum team to continually improve trainingactivities

  • Directsthe planning,execution,delivery, and facilitation of all training programs in specified disciplines

  • Provides training recommendation to governance process

  • Provides training recommendations to Operator Qualifications/Certifications programs to ensure employees are able to demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competency

  • Manage & direct the work of trainees while in training courses

  • Promotes a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of employee safety program and support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of co-workers  

  • Position will have estimated travel up to 20% 

     Technical Trainer 2: (Includes Technical Trainer 1 duties plus):

  • Independently provideslearning activities formore complex coursesto improve student knowledge

  • Oversees training of tech trainer 1

  • Implements/trains learning initiatives that provide practical in field experience for employees

  • Identifies/reacts to learning opportunities, while developing employees towards masterly level of job positions

  • Partnerswith operations management to identify training needs and delivers programs to ensure compliance

  • Identifies needs and participates withStandard reviews within operations

  • Researches, analyzes and appliescurrent technology and related training by reviewing periodicals, journals, attending seminars, etc.to continuously improve training courses

  • Monitors energy industry trends, analyzes potential impacts and recommends strategic approaches

Technical Trainer 3 (Includes Technical Trainer 2 duties plus):

  • Leads learning events that build student knowledge and skill with a primary focus on fleet activities 

  • Directs classroom training, hands on practice and simulation, and on the job training (OJT) events that maximize student learning

  • Implements/trains learning initiatives that provide practical in field experience for employees

  • Leads a Training governance program

  • Subject matter expert for curriculum development

  • Developsand maintainsworking relationships with front line leadersto be aware of trainee experiences and knowledge

  • Monitors energy industry trends, analyzes potential impacts and recommends strategic approaches 

Required Qualifications for Position

Technical Trainer 1:

  • 1+ years of experience in automotive or truck mechanic industry and background in training within a related industry, skilled trades, emergency response community, or in training military personnel

  • Experience delivering effective technical training programs

  • Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of PC applications/skills

  • Valid Driver's License

     Technical Trainer 2:

  • 3+ years of experience in automotive or truck mechanic industry and background in training within a related industry, skilled trades, emergency response community, or in training military personnel

  • Experience delivering effective technical training & evaluation programs

  • Knowledge of maintenance and operating procedures and processes used in the programs assigned

  • Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills

  • Working knowledge of PC applications/skills (PST, LMS, Onboard, WMS, MDTs, etc.)

  • Valid Driver's License

Technical Trainer 3:

  • 5+ years of experience in automotive or truck mechanic industry and background in training within a related industry, skilled trades, emergency response community, or in training military personnel

  • Extensive experience in delivering effective technical training & evaluation programs

  • Extensive knowledge of maintenance and operating procedures and processes used in the programs assigned

  • Previous experience as a facilitator for various size groups

  • Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills

  • Advanced knowledge of PC applications/skills (PST, LMS, Onboard, WMS, MDTs, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement (where applicable)

  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or other technical related certifications or equivalent field experience

Disclaimer

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$91,000.00 - $136,600.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-02-13

Posting End Date (if applicable):

Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.

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