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NiSource Welding Technical Trainer in LaPorte, Indiana

Job Title: Welding Technical Trainer

Job Code: 107737

Job Summary:

The Welding Technical Trainer delivers cost effective training programs providing welding standards, API 1104 welding procedures, including general industry equipment and trouble shooting in the field of welding. This role also utilizes company Operation initiatives associated with the applicable technical functions of construction type activities conducted by NiSource approved contractors. The role provides oversight and instruction to field personnel conducting various tasks related to pipeline construction/maintenance type activities to ensure compliance. Position is 50% field evaluation, 50% in the welding training center.

This position will travel to various locations in the NiSource operating area.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads learning events and is responsible for delivering training initiatives.

  • Assess, recommends and conducts effective training programs using internal and external sources to determine employee technical training needs

  • Identifies, recommends and collaborates with engineering and construction to develop evaluation processes.

  • Content expert who collaborates with the curriculum development team to build and update welding content.

  • Designs methods to periodically test and evaluate technical employees to assess the qualifications of the employees in performing their duties.

  • Evaluates and advises new technological training opportunities while coordinating their effective use by field area employees.

  • Provide recommendations to construction leadership

  • Collaborates with standards and compliance leaders, peers, and local operations to implement preventive strategies to eliminate repeat offenses.

  • SME for Compliance, Managers, Directors and GM’s during investigations and responses to Commission/DOT on reportable incidents.

  • Communicates and corrects on-site violations.

  • Schedules contractor requests for qualification and requalification; participates in consultations with local leaders to determine developmental needs.

  • Perform destructive testing in accordance with DOT, API 1104 and applicable industry standards.

  • Verify welders hold the proper NGA and Columbia Operator Qualifications Conduct QA/QC audits on internal and external employees

Required for Position

  • Knowledgeable of in field operations and state specific Policies and Procedures

  • Experience delivering effective technical training and evaluation programs

  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, scheduling and planning work for a group

  • Minimum three years of experience in plant/construction type activities as it relates to natural gas distribution

  • Experience in welding type activities

  • Compliance with Gas Standards, as well as all other regulatory requirements; pertaining to field tasks being conducted

  • Demonstrated safety excellence

  • Ability to communicate with field employees

  • Effective written and oral communications skills

  • Experience in managing outside vendor relationships

  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications for Position

  • Fabrication and pipe fitting skills

  • CWI (Certified Welding Inspector)


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:

$77,400.00 - $116,200.00

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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.