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NiSource Electric On Job Training Coach (Electric Line, Substation, Substation Structures) - Job Family (located within NIPSCO Service Territory) in LaPorte, Indiana

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.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 leadersOJT 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 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 Drivers 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 Drivers 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 Drivers License Estimated travel up to 20% COMPETENCIES: Building Partnerships Coaching Developing Others Continuous Learning Positive Disposition Communication Managing Work Safety Awareness Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills Lead OJT Coach (includes OJT Coach 3 duties plus)RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist classroom training if needed, hands-on practice and simulation to maximize student learning Identify learning opportunities, while developing employees towards mastery level of job positions Conduct skill evaluations for OJT coach 1, 2 3 positions Lead OJT team through initiatives Mentor Coaches and assist them in their development Lead strategic discussion with key business partners regarding annual training/coaching work plan Subject matter expert to assist with curriculum development and Electric standards reviews and updates Advises and counsels apprentices/journeymen on performance and behavior through effective coaching Lead investigations in new employee performance issues by providing accurate documentation and recommendations for disciplinary actions Applies applicable collective bargaining unit agreement as it pertains to training/coaching Develop working relationships with front line leaders Research and make recommendations on 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 your co-workers Testifies in Arbitrations, depositions, and court cases as needed Represent OJT program in safety meetings and/or other business segment meetings Estimated travel 20%Qualifications: Journeyman level skill 10+ 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 required Advanced knowledge of the Nipsco Safety Manual B.A. or B.S. and/or other technical related certifications preferred Extensive experience in delivering effective training/coaching to multiple levels of the organization Understanding of adult learning methods Demonstrated mastery of competencies for the Lead OJT coach level position Excellent facilitation skills for various size groups Subject matter expert for technical expertise in related discipline Demonstrate the ability to develop and leverage relationships within and across work groups to achieve results Advanced understanding of OSHA regulations as they pertain to the Electric utility industry Excellent communications, presentation, interpersonal skills Demonstrated proficiency of PC applications/skills Extensive knowledge of Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement Valid Drivers License Estimated travel up to 20% COMPETENCIES: Initiating Action Decision Making Leading Through Vision and Values High-Impact Communication Work Standards Continuous ImprovementRelocation assistance is available for this position.

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.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at careers.nisource.com before April 23rd!

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.

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Job Family: Operations Professional

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