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Hawaiian Electric TECHNICAL TRAINER in Pearl City, Hawaii


Date:Apr 9, 2024

Location: Pearl City, Hawaii (HI), US, 96782

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.

Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.


The P MD TRAINING Department of the P OPERATIONS PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional)


Identifies training needs, leads, directs, develops, implements, and monitors technical training with a focus on operational and/or maintenance activities to ensure employees meet training requirements. Provides training and guidance for the safe, reliable, and economic operation of HECO’s transmission and distribution overhead and underground systems. Ensures employees training is in compliance with all company standards and State and Federal regulations.


  • Apprentice Training Program – Coordinates and directs modular apprentice training ensuring trainee competency. Evaluates and monitors the progress of the trainees providing the necessary improvements needed to successfully pass the required proficiency tests. Communicates timely and effectively with others on apprentice performance. Develops evaluation tools and proficiency testing to ensure competency. Documents and updates the department’s training procedures and manuals. Develops and administers development opportunities for succession planning.

  • On-going Training - Documents and updates the department’s training procedures and manuals. Tracks department training to ensure all aspects of training is current. Oversees various Department training initiatives.

  • Trains employees on new/updated operating procedures. Provides support to others on matters related to the development and implementation of training programs.

  • Coordinates training programs with Training supervisor, Operations & Planning superintendents, supervisors, and resources planners. Training programs may include positions other than apprentices (ex. Crewleader training, Boom Truck Operators, etc.).

  • Researches, analyzes, develops, evaluates, coordinates and schedules training for Senior helpers and Apprentices. Performs administrative functions including: Interviewing & selection, prepares performance appraisals, administers coaching, and maintains department training records.

  • Assists in the development, monitoring and analyzing of the division’s annual training budget.

  • May temporarily substitute for the Supervisor, and other merit staff in Incident Command events or other emergencies.

  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.


    Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge in the operation and maintenance of transmission, distribution, and substation facilities

  • Knowledge of transmission and distribution overhead and underground construction and work standards. The company APM, GIM, Code of Conduct and other rules and regulations.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications.

  • Knowledge of the requirements for compliance with State and Federal environmental and safety regulations.

    Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including effective written, oral, and listening communication skills; conflict resolution skills; the willingness and ability to train.

  • Supports two-way communications to ensure a focused well-informed workforce. Promotes teamwork and self-directed workforce to support company initiatives.

  • Able to read, comprehend and utilize technical publications such as manufacturer’s instruction manuals, training manuals, blueprints, and electrical single line diagrams.

  • Has the ability to solve problems independently and/or with the assistance of others.

  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

  • Ability to handle difficult or sensitive issues while using tact, courtesy, and discretion.

  • Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii driver's license and Class A CDL license. Must meet the standards for frequent required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy.

  • The ability to learn forecasting, budgeting, and measuring costs.

    Experience Requirements

  • Multiple years (5-7) of operational and/or maintenance related experience in an electric utility or equivalent.

  • A few years (1-2) of related work experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity.

  • A few years (1-2) of related experience in preparing operating budgets and managing expenses preferred.

  • A few years (1-2) experience training peers or subordinates.

  • Qualified or capable of qualifying as crewleader, and or possess supervisory/leadership skills and abilities to work with a variety of individuals in an electrical transmission and distribution setting preferred.

    Role: Professional

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Location: Pearl City – Oahu

    Hiring Range: The hiring range for the TECHNICAL TRAINER [Req ID 8909] position is $85,700.00 to $109,300.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications.

    About Hawaiian Electric Companies

Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.

The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at

Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.

Applicant Certification

By submitting an application for the position, candidates:

  1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;

  2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;

  3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;

  4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and

  5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.

    EEO Statement

Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.

Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company.

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.”

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.

Nearest Major Market:HonoluluNearest Secondary Market:Hawaii