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Northwest Lineman College [10/31/2012]

Training Specialist, Northwest Lineman College - Idaho
Northwest Lineman College has an opening for a Full-Time Training Specialist at its Meridian, Idaho Campus and this position may be a great fit for you.
If you’re a Journeyman lineman who…
·         …thinks beyond “the way we’ve always done it.”
·         …wants to impact the industry in a positive way by training the next generation of power industry professionals.
·         …thrives in a positive working environment where everyone is treated with respect and professionalism.
·         …would enjoy providing inspired instruction in the classroom and field for pre-apprentice, apprentice, and journey-level lineworkers.
·         …enjoys being challenged and growing through a rewarding career.
Then Northwest Lineman College wants to hear from you!
So, what’s great about this career?
·         A full-time, salaried position starting at $34.98.
·         Making a positive and meaningful contribution to the betterment of the Power Delivery Industry.
·         Bonus compensation for those who involve themselves with the development and delivery of customized training.
·         Working for an organization that will provide every opportunity possible for growth of its employees.
·         A competitive benefits package commensurate to what is found in the utility companies of the region (our president uses the exact same plan).
·         Going home every night knowing that what you did that day mattered.
·         Relocation assistance (for those who qualify) into one of the country’s most beautiful regions.
·         As you grow in the position, opportunities for travel will exist. This can include conferences, rodeos, training opportunities, and self-improvement/learning activities. If you end up delivering training for two or more weeks, NLC will fly your spouse to your location.
NLC—your pole partner
Northwest Lineman College is fully committed to fostering a positive work environment where employees can develop as training professionals at their own pace. So don’t worry if you are rusty running a computer or making a presentation. As long as you are willing to learn and improve, Northwest Lineman College will be your best pole partner ever. Our president is a lineman and he wasn’t good at that stuff either. But he worked at it and, by golly, turned out to be a pretty good hand.
In the beginning, most instructional duties exist at the pre-apprenticeship level. This is the perfect environment to learn to be a good educator. With experience, training opportunities then open up at the apprentice and journeymen levels. These courses require more advanced educational techniques and therefore are tied to bonus compensation. The speed at which each training specialist advances is largely up to them. Some training specialists enjoy remaining at the pre-apprentice level. The pace is different for each educator. Northwest Lineman College will not, however, push a training specialist into a course for which they are not comfortable or prepared to deliver.
What we need from you:
We don’t doubt that you are a good hand, but to ensure you are going to prosper at Northwest Lineman College, we need to review a few things. Here’s what they are: (And don’t worry, in many cases “ability” can be substituted with a “desire to learn…”)
·         A Journeyman lineman certificate issued from the Department of Labor, a state agency, Northwest Lineman College, or the IBEW.
·         Expertise and ability in climbing wood and steel structures (distribution and transmission), splicing and terminating underground cables (200A), operating digger derrick’s, aerial lifts, and other similar line construction and maintenance equipment.
·         Ability and/or desire to learn to effectively train others in both the classroom and field environments
·         Ability and/or desire to learn and look up/teach applicable regulations applying to electrical linework such as OSHA and the NESC.
·         Ability to have fun while teaching, promote camaraderie, and maintain a positive, can-do attitude both in class and in the field.
·         Ability to communicate professionally with colleagues, students, alumni, and staff.
·         Ability and/or desire to learn to operate computers.
·         Experience with substations and system operation a plus, but not required.
Ready to apply?
Email your résumé, cover letter, including a statement of why you believe you are the best candidate for the position), and a copy of your Journeyman certification to Micky Rauenhorst at nlcjobs@lineman.eduPlease reference the position title “ID Training Specialist” in the subject line of your email.
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