Technical Training Specialist - Butte

$54,000 - $121,800 yearly
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Butte, MT, USA
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full time Construction General Business Human Resources Training

Job Description

About this position:

The Technical Training Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing training programs that ensure employees develop the skills necessary to thrive in their jobs. The Technical Training Specialist will also evaluate the effectiveness of training and onboarding programs, identify gaps in current programs, and develop improvements for learners at all levels of experience and career progression.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 775,300 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

About this job:

  • Assist with developing and implementing a comprehensive training vision for Distribution Operations craft and professional employees in coordination with the Safety, HR and other Departments
  • Conduct individual and team skills gap analyses and develop training programs to address requirements
  • Develop technical training curricula and courses for various competency and experience levels, from new employees/apprentices through intermediate and advanced experience employees
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure training materials align with industry standards, regulations, and company policies and standards
  • Partner with management to identify talented subject matter experts who can be "peer trainers" and effectively develop their trainer skills and competencies
  • Consult on design of training facility equipped with classrooms and an outdoor yard with electric and natural gas equipment and tools for hands-on simulation of safe utility tasks and operations
  • Coordinate vendor-led trainings, including presenting new tools, equipment, and technologies and simulating activities in a demo environment
  • Develop and support partnerships with high school, university and technical education school programs
  • Utilize innovative, audience and subject matter appropriate training methods, including classroom, e-learning platforms, simulations, and hands-on exercises.
  • Regularly update training materials to reflect advancements in technology, industry best practices, and regulatory changes
  • Foster a positive learning environment that encourages active participation and knowledge retention
  • Assess training effectiveness through feedback mechanisms and adjust programs accordingly.
  • Conduct new employee orientation sessions
  • Partner with the Safety, HR and other departments to maintain a repository for training records
  • Integrate new technologies into training programs to enhance the technical skills and adaptability of the workforce
  • Perform individual lifts and carry supplies up to 35 pounds
  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in education, engineering, related field OR equivalent years' experience within a related field
  • Strong computer and business software skills required
  • Highly organized
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience in developing and delivering technical training programs in the electric and gas utility sector, or other energy or industrial sector
  • Knowledge of electric and gas infrastructure, safety protocols, and regulatory requirements
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of various teaching methods and approaches
  • Experience with e-learning platforms and instructional design
  • Ability to collaborate and influence effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record