Technical Training Specialist
Posted on: February 19, 2021
Job ID: 49315
Technical Training Specialist
This part-time offsite contract Technical Training Specialist
position will provide support and assistance to the Substation
Operator Technical Apprentice Coordinator by validating that
Substation Operator Apprentice Training Program Correspondence
lessons are received, graded, recorded and returned to the
Apprentice Coordinator, and ultimately back to the student in a
timely manner. Apprentice Program lessons cover a wide variety of
routine to complex tasks addressing a myriad of operational and
emergency responsibilities encountered by multiple internal
disciplines, such as Operators, Power Control System (PSC) and
System Protection and Control (SPC) craftsmen, linemen,
This position requires extensive knowledge of the operations of a
large wholesale utility and the variety of tasks required within an
Extra High Voltage (EHV) power transmission substation to ensure
safe, reliable service, including High/Low voltage switching and
tagging on transmission lines and within an EHV substation;
removing / restoring complex relaying systems; removing and
restoring inputs / outputs to Remedial Action Schemes (with
significant potential impact to grid stability); High Voltage (HV)
AC and HVDC power system Interties; and, more. Training material
has been defined and published. This position will use their
experience and expertise to review lessons submitted on behalf of
internal apprentices to correct / provide additional information
for possible use by the federal Substation Operator Technical
Apprentice Coordinator in the further development of apprentices
and the Substation Operator Technical apprenticeship program. A
valid U.S. drivers license is required and up to 5% travce for
Provide in-depth, complex technical expertise, support and
assistance to the Substation Operator Technical Apprenticeship
Program and program Apprentice Coordinator by:
Receiving submitted apprentice lessons directly from the federal
Technical Training (TT) Substation Operator Apprentice
Reviewing and correcting lessons based on utility expertise and
experience; provide written technical feedback within each
Copying and returning reviewed and corrected lessons to the
student's federal Apprentice Coordinator who will review, return
and discuss with the student(s) as appropriate.
Developing / running reports and maintaining incidental records
associated with the apprentice lessons within the applicable
system, site, or database. (Report structure to be specified in
conjunction with TFBT staff.)
Providing feedback/recommendations on the program's academic
performance to the federal program Apprentice Coordinator. This
should include identification of any areas of potential deficiency
in training materials.
Reviewing and recommending edits and revisions to documents and
training materials as needed to update and maintain a current and
successful training program.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Bachelor's Degree in Adult Education or Training, Instructional
Design, or Instructional Design and Technology is preferred.
5 years of experience providing technical training support in
electrical transmission systems environment.
Required Technical Skills & Experience
Completion of a Substation Operator Apprentice Program.
5+ years of experience with basic MS Office Computer programs.
5+ years of experience of High/Low voltage switching and tagging in
an Extreme High Voltage (EHV) power transmission substation and on
5+ years of understanding and facilitating Safety Operations within
an EHV power transmission substation.
5+ years of experience of removing / restoring complex relaying
systems within an EHV Transmission substation.
5+ years of experience removing and restoring inputs / outputs to
Remedial Action Schemes that could impact the electrical system
stability of the Western United States.
Experience writing switch orders to clear or bypass electrical
substation equipment, by using station prints.
Experience understanding and interpreting electrical drawings.
Experience performing work using and conforming to electrical power
system safe working practices.
Knowledge of power system generation with emphasis on hydro and
Knowledge of High Voltage AC and HVDC power system Interties.
Knowledge of electrical and electronic equipment and
Knowledge of AC and DC electrical theory with emphasis on extreme
High Voltage equipment.
Possess knowledge sufficient to allow correction of the
lessons/material associated with the Substation Operator Apprentice
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and
include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short
and long term disability, and matching 401k.
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified
professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been
successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the
Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly
specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting
and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building
meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well
as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and
workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in
E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any
other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or
federal civil rights laws.
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