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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Plant Training Specialist in Clifton Hill, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are currently seeking applicants for a Plant Training Specialist, in the Training Department of our Power Production Division located at the Thomas Hill Energy Center.

Purpose and Scope

The duties and responsibilities of this position include adhering to Power Production Divisional training requirements and the collective bargaining agreement, maintaining alignment of training programs between power plants, and managing the overall effectiveness of plant training programs. The incumbent will provide technical expertise in establishing and maintaining simulator training programs, and oversee the development and implementation of department, team, and individual training plans to improve human performance. Additionally, this position will work with plant staff and the training committee to execute programs that provide continuous learning throughout the plant for all job classifications, union and non-union. The Plant Training Specialist is responsible for the effective development, coordination, and presentation of technical training and development programs for all employees, for assessing developmental needs to drive training initiatives, and serving as the primary manager of the Learning Management System to include tracking and reporting on employee training progress along with issuing and analyzing resulting metrics.

Principal Activities

  • Adhere to the Power Production Training Manual (PPTM), which defines the precepts for both step training programs and for continual departmental training programs; this includes provisions to maintain employee proficiency. Understand and follow the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) requirements for training as they pertain to IBEW employees.

  • Manage the Plant Training Plan and other elements assigned in the PPTM. Oversee the overall plant training program following the PPTM and CBA. Collaborate with plant department leaders, working in an advisory capacity and guide their efforts to develop and execute effective departmental training programs.

  • Ensure a safety focus in all aspect of on-the-job-training (OJT) for step training and ongoing training modules, including step testing.

  • Develop and train any OJT trainers and provide leadership and vision for continuous learning. Collaborate with the training staff of the other coal plant to ensure the provisions of the PPTM and CBA are followed, with consistent and aligned processes, procedures, and practices.

    Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience in a related field. A strong operational, mechanical, electrical, or technical background is preferred.

  • Five years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating technical training programs.

  • Excellent leadership skills, especially in a matrix and project model.

  • Excellent communication skills to include written, oral, and presentation skills.

  • Prior experience in researching, developing, and presenting training programs.

  • Experience in using and managing simulator training technology, if present at the plant.

  • Strong PC skills to include proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Learning Management System, and other software germane to the position.

  • Planning skills and ability to think strategically.

  • Achieve and maintain a competent level of technical and professional skill and knowledge in order to satisfactorily perform position related tasks and duties.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of training techniques, both online and in-class.

    AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care premiums starting on day one with dental and vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

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Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associate Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.