Pacific Gas & Electric Company Associate Nuclear Instructor, Mechanical Maintenance - DCPP in San Luis Obispo, California

Requisition ID # 13431

Job Category : Nuclear Generation

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Nuclear Generation

Job Location : Avila Beach


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Learning Services partners with the line organizations to use the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) to train and qualify Diablo Canyon staff to effectively accomplish its safety and operational objectives.

Position Summary

You will conduct training through classroom instruction and laboratory activities for apprentice and journey-level employees via the systematic approach to training. You will be responsible for the analysis, implementation and evaluation of training programs in Mechanical Maintenance.

May be required to fill a rotation in the DCPP Emergency Response Organization (ERO) as necessary.

To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzes subject material for new and revised training.

  • Uses the design process to determine performance training and evaluation guides (PTEG), establish training settings, sequence training objectives, and identify test items from the objectives.

  • Develops classroom and laboratory setting lessons, PTEGs, and test questions.

  • Implements developed training by being prepared to present the material and ensuring the instructional facilities and resources are adequate and ready to provide a quality learning experience.

  • Evaluates training process by the collection of data, including test results, feedback, and the performance of post training evaluations.

  • Models and reinforces management expectations and engaging students in classrooms and labs to improve the safety culture.

  • Applies human performance tools and provide coaching to reinforce safety behaviors utilizing the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (DCPP) Site Standards Handbook

  • Includes as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) topics that cover minimizing exposure and contaminations in classroom and lab material and discussions.

  • Encourages and facilitates employee involvement in the training process.

  • Ensures that classroom and laboratory housekeeping exemplifies management expectations.

  • Models and reinforces management expectations for the use of human performance tools and techniques to include coaching and acknowledging students when appropriate.

  • Performs management observations in training settings as well as in the plant.

  • Presents information, using a variety of instructional techniques and formats such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures.

  • Has basic knowledge of technical/professional concepts.

  • Learning to apply concepts, developing technical/ professional skill set.

  • Works on structured or routine assignments of limited scope and complexity.

  • Uses established processes and practices to complete work assignments within established parameters.

  • Manager sets priorities, gives detailed instructions, and reviews work regularly.



  • High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in mechanical maintenance


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with rigging – heavy rigging qualification preferred

  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Power Point and Word

  • Time management and prioritization skills

  • Strong relationship management ability

  • Skilled at problem solving

  • Project management skills

  • New instructors will be trained and qualified in the systematic approach to training (SAT) process.

  • Contribute to the outage performance and duration by holding an outage position (when requested and supported by management).

  • Obtain and maintain instructor qualifications, certifications, and technical proficiency.

  • Perform emergency response organization duties.