Sr Technical Training Specialist

Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77034 Houston, TX, US, 77035

Company: CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. 

Our Vision: Our vision is to become the most admired utility in the United States through the execution of our long-term growth strategy. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people. 

 

Our Commitment: CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

 

 

Job Summary

CenterPoint Energy is looking for a Senior Technical Training Specialist to join our VUTL Technical Training Team, located in Houston, TX.

 

You will have the ability to: conducts Operator Qualification performance evaluations to measure employees’ competency to perform covered tasks and recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions. Monitors compliance reporting and works with Field Operations to ensure employees are scheduled to complete assigned and recurring Operator Qualification requirements. Coordinates the development and implementation of specialized training and development programs of a highly technical or sophisticated nature aimed at improving individual and organizational performance with a focus on quality and safety. Conducts needs assessments and designs, develops, evaluates, delivers, and evaluates technical training programs for skilled employees.

Essential Functions

  • Schedules, conducts, and audits Operator Qualification performance evaluations in accordance with the company Operator Qualification Program. Reviews OQ-related procedures and content (including – but not limited to – performance evaluations, online training modules and supplemental training content) for adequacy and completeness and contributes to the revision process following established management of change processes.
  • Develops training and performance evaluation materials in accordance with regulatory guidelines, industry “best practices” and state regulatory requirements.
  • Designs and constructs direct training and evaluation simulations.
  • Facilitates or participates in effective training delivery including analysis, implementation, testing and documentation to ensure employee’s skills are current with codes, state statutes, administrative rules, manufacturers’ procedures, and company procedures.
  • Provides strategic consulting related to technical training for organization-wide initiatives and projects. Participates in the design, development, and implementation of training programs of a broad organizational scope.
  • Analyzes applicable safety and regulatory policies and procedures and recommends or implements changes to the training to ensure that these matters are included in the instructional system design process.
  • Provides on-going technical resources to field personnel and supervisors to support individual and organizational performance and goals.
  • Recommends and/or implements innovative solutions, modifications, and enhancements to training curricula and instructional programs.

Essential Functions Continued

  • Provides input and assists in the planning, assessment, and implementation of organizational goals and objectives - in line with overall company standards and procedures. Provides input and assistance to appropriate standards committees based on both operational expertise and training implementation issues that arise from changes to those standards. Conducts skill assessments in areas of expertise to assist field operations in performance evaluations when requested. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Must possess a strong understanding of the natural gas industry and most facets of the business, including, but not limited to, gas transmission and distribution systems. Must be capable of completing and passing all relevant Operator Qualification knowledge assessments and performance evaluations assigned.
  • Should have a commanding knowledge of multiple facets of distribution and transmission construction, operation, and maintenance tasks to ensure the ability to accurately assess individuals. Examples of certain high level task expertise could include, but is not limited to, plastic pipe joining; steel pipe joining; pipeline construction (equipment operation, start-up and shut down, pressure testing); pipeline repair; pipeline tapping and stopping operations; pressure control and metering; customer house piping; and service of customer appliances. Must be capable of gathering an in-depth knowledge and understanding of current policies (Engineering, Emergency Response Plan, Operations & Maintenance, Customer Service Policy, Safety, etc.) and remain current during training delivery.

Education Description

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Instructional System Design, Occupational Education, Industrial Technology or related field from an accredited college or university. Or in lieu of a degree, eight years of relevant work experience. Every two (2) years of experience is equivalent to one (1) year of experience.

Experience

  • Requires a minimum of three (3) years of professional level experience in training design and delivery or related fields. Two (2) years of experience may be substituted for one (1) year of education.
  • Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of field operations experience in a natural gas utility setting or related industry.

A bonus to have

  • Commercial Driver’s License and/or Welding Certification.

 

We want you to know
Being a part of the CenterPoint Energy team is more than a career alone. It's an opportunity to make a positive impact. You will be an integral part of enabling everyday life and the pursuit of possibilities for the customers we serve and the communities we share. The vital services we provide are at the core of making our world work, and by sharing your energy with us, we'll create a better tomorrow together. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.
 

What we bring to you

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training
  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
  • Transit subsidies
  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
  • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution

 

Job Type: Full Time 
Posting Start Date: 07/01/2024​
Posting End Date: 07/19/2024


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston