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Supervisor Technical Training

Company:  AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANY
Location: 

Johnson City, NY, US

Company

Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com

 

 

Purpose

Supervises the activities of the Electric Technical Training team throughout the AVANGRID Networks companies, focusing on creating a team environment. This role will be responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of all electric training program disciplines such as Line, Substation, Electric Field Planner and Metering in accordance with each collective bargaining agreement. The role will focus on understanding customer needs, including assessing, creating, and coordinating annual implementation plans in accordance with workforce sustainability initiatives. Coordination of training schedules to ensure the most efficient use of resources. Responsible for the establishment, implementation and use of metrics to improve training process and quality. Works in tandem with peers in Technical Training to develop best in class training department across all areas of training.

Responsibilities

•Plan, schedule and direct Company-wide electric technical training and development efforts as required to meet the business needs.
•Supervise Technical Training team members, providing guidance and direction to ensure all technical training initiatives are completed and add value to the Company.
•Oversee the development and implementation of new programs and services to optimize employee productivity and provide for a qualified and safe workforce.
•Prioritize customer requests and technical trainer schedules as necessary, to ensure most effective use of training resources.
•Ensure that required training follows Company, regulatory, State and Federal mandates.
•Working with trainers, evaluate trainees' proficiency during training sessions and report their performance and recommendations to department managers.
•Identify, analyze, and prioritize skill and training requirements and develop curricula and programs to address critical gaps.
•Lead innovation projects to enhance the learning experience and provide an immersive approach to technical training where appropriate
•Onsite supervision at the JC Training Yard due to the volume of training conducted at this location
•Occasional travel is required

Competencies

  • Be a role model
  • Be agile
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

•Associate's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Business Management, Behavioral Science, Communications or Education is required
•Other candidates may be considered who have a High School diploma and at least 13 years of directly related experience as described below
•Working knowledge of adult learning principals and methodologies
•Ten years of experience in construction, maintenance, or operation of electric/gas utility related systems is preferred
•Experience conducting technical training and resolving day to day training issues
•Supervisory experience preferred
•Strong communication and relationship management skills
•Knowledge of regulatory requirements for training and safe work practices for electrical and gas company personnel (e.g. OSHA, NEC, NESC, PURA, DOT, NGA)
•Technical knowledge of power delivery, and/or transmission functions (e.g. system operations, meter installation/repair, electrical engineering) is desired.
•Experience working with union environments is desired.

Skills/Abilities: 

•Ability to design and conduct effective training programs (e.g. instructional design, presentation skills, managing the learning environment)
•Ability to lead a team across all operating companies
•Aptitude to identify and upskill training staff as appropriate
•Strong leadership abilities to navigate a matrixed environment 
•Skilled in developing a team environment

Our Selection Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions.  This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com


Nearest Major Market: Binghamton

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