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On Job Training Coach - Substation Electrician

Location: LaPorte, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00932483

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Description

Job Title: Electric Coach On Job Training (Substation)

Job Summary:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

OJT Coach 1:

• Participate in on the job coaching events that build student knowledge and skill with a primary focus on Electric Transmission and Distribution tasks in construction, operation, and maintenance activities.

• Integrate classroom training, hands on practice and simulation, with a focus on (OJT) tasks that maximize student learning.

• Coach learning initiatives that provide practical in field experience for employees.

• Oversee the development of employees towards mastery level of job positions by monitoring progressing through their apprenticeship utilizing the training process.

• Provide guidance, direction and support to LOA operations, construction, and support operations.

• Supports the delivery of training programs as needed.

• Promote 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.

• Sign off and track completed tasks within their respective step progression

• Work with Electric Operations scheduling to find work applicable to step progressions Develop working relationships with front line leaders

  OJT Coach 2: (Includes OJT Coach 1 duties plus):

• Provide learning events through coaching that build student knowledge and skill with a primary focus on Electric Transmission and Distribution construction, operation, and maintenance activities.

• Integrate classroom training, hands on practice and simulation, with a focus on (OJT) tasks that maximize student learning.

• Implement/coach learning initiatives that provide practical in field experience for employees.

• Identify/react to learning opportunities, while developing employees towards masterly level of job positions.

• May be required to document activities that may result in disciplinary measures with apprentices/journeymen.

• Responsible for giving work direction to apprentices/journeymen.

• Applies applicable collective bargaining unit agreement as it pertains to coaching.

• Provide support services to LOA operations, construction, and support operations.

• Collaborate with operations management to identify training needs and deliver coaching to ensure compliance.

• Identify needs and participate with Electric Standard reviews within operations. • Research current technology and related training/coaching techniques by reviewing periodicals, journals, attending seminars, etc.

• Promote 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.

• Sign off and track completed tasks within their respective step progression

• Work with Electric Operations scheduling to find work applicable to step progressions

• Develop working relationships with front line leaders

OJT Coach 3 (Includes OJT Coach 2 duties plus):

• Lead learning/coaching events that build student knowledge and skill with a focus on Electric transmission distribution operation and maintenance activities. • Directs coaching and hands on practice and simulation, with a focus on (OJT) tasks that maximize student learning

• Implement/coach learning initiatives that provide practical in field experience for employees • Identify/react to learning opportunities, while developing employees towards masterly level of job positions

• May be required document activities that may lead to disciplinary measures with apprentices/journeymen • Responsible for giving work direction to apprentices/journeymen

• Subject matter expert for curriculum development

• Applies applicable collective bargaining unit agreement as it pertains to coaching

• Provide support services to LOA operations, construction, and support operations

• Collaborate with operations management to identify training needs and deliver programs to ensure compliance

• Identify needs and participate with Electric Standard reviews within operations • Develop working relationships with front line leaders

• Research current technology and related training/coaching techniques by reviewing periodicals, journals, governmental regulations, attending seminars, etc.

• Promote 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

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

• Sign off and track completed tasks within their respective step progression • Work with Electric Operations scheduling to find work applicable to step progressions

Required Qualifications for Position

OJT Coach 1:

  • Journeyman level experience in the Electric utility industry and/or background in training within a related utility, skilled trades, or in training military personnel.
  • Knowledge of the Nipsco Safety Manual.
  • Knowledge of the Nipsco Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Experience delivering effective coaching techniques and assisting in ongoing training programs.
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations as it pertains to the Electric industry.
  • Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

OJT Coach 2:

  • Journeyman level experience in the Electric utility industry and/or background in training/coaching within a related utility, skilled trades, or in training military personnel.
  • Enhanced knowledge of the Nipsco Safety Manual.
  • Enhanced knowledge of the Nipsco Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Field experience preferred.
  • B.A. or B.S. and/or other technical related certifications preferred.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operating procedures and processes used in the training process.
  • Understanding of OSHA regulations as it pertains to the Electric industry.
  • Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of PC applications/skills.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Estimated travel up to 20%.

OJT Coach 3:

  • Journeyman level skill with 5+ years of experience in Electric utility industry and/or background in training within a related utility, skilled trades, or in training military personnel.
  • Field experience preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Nipsco Safety Manual.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nipsco Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • B.A. or B.S. and/or other technical related certifications preferred.
  • Extensive experience in delivering effective training/coaching & evaluation programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of maintenance and operating procedures and processes used in the programs assigned to be used within the OJT process.
  • Previous experience as a facilitator for various size groups.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations as it pertains to the Electric industry.
  • Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of PC applications/skills.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Estimated travel up to 20%.

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:

$73,400.00 - $110,100.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-03-12

Posting End Date (if applicable):


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

Summary

To support and promote the effort to modernize operations training and ensure continued focus on the transformation of training, technology and processes within an ongoing learning environment, the OJT Coach role will focus on coaching, mentoring and developing field employees and providing support and feedback to employees and leadership while providing a resource in the field to shorten the time to mastery. The OJT Coach will develop employees through hands-on training and knowledge transfer to ensure they are successful in their roles, are properly trained and are able to execute work safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all federal, state, local and company requirements. Duties include providing input into the job progression of employees. An OJT Coach will drive operational excellence through continuous improvement by building partnerships with Operations leadership/management teams and completing needs assessments to ensure assigned employees are properly applying knowledge and skills acquired thru successful training and development.
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