• Technical Training Specialist

    ACS Professional StaffingVancouver, WA 98661

    Job #902410348

  • Technical Training Specialist

    Date Posted: 5/14/2019

    Job Function: Administrative

    City: Vancouver

    State/Province: Washington

    Job Number: JO-1905-8507


    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Technical Training Specialist position will provide technical training for apprentices and journeymen in electrical power crafts. This position will develop and deliver courses on topics to include electrical grounding on high-voltage power systems, rigging, and safety rules and procedures. Additionally, this position will provide technical expertise on the grounding committee, incident assessments/investigations, and ad hoc grounding configuration requests from various electrical crews (primarily linemen and substation maintenance electricians).This part-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.

    Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

    ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.


    • Use full-cycle Instructional System Development (ISD - analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate) to produce and deliver training.

    • Develop and recommend formal training materials in a variety of styles and formats, including courseware and content; reference materials; job aids, and exercises for training of electrical apprentices and journeymen.

    • Develop and deliver other courses related to grounding, rigging, safety or other technical topics per coordination with the Technical Training supervisor.

    • Update and deliver the following training courses covering:

    • Basic rigging: This training course is designed for electrical line crews and electrical substation workers. Each session should be tailored to meet the attendee's needs, based upon their education and experience.

    • Comprehensive rigging: This training course covers rigging techniques as related to transmission line construction and maintenance associated with conductors, poles and guys. It is designed especially for apprentice and journey-level line workers.

    • Grounding: These are training courses in personal bonding and grounding for the protection of electrical workers. One is designed especially for line crews and a second course for other electrical substation workers. Other grounding courses may be developed/tailored to meet the attendee's needs, based upon their education and experience, or to implement new guidance.

    • APM/Safe Workplace: This training will be Co-taught with another instructor and will cover the Accident Prevention Manual (APM), Rules of Conduct Handbook (ROCH), and Safe Workplace rules and procedures. This training is required as a part of minimum qualifications for an Electrical Worker Permit and Restricted Electrical Worker Permit (32 hours).

    • Deliver Department of Energy's instructor development courses (e.g. Basic Instructor Training course).

    • Create presentations, quick reference materials, tutorials, user guides, and other informational materials

    • Create new or revised storyboards, templates and curriculum materials that can be used in a variety of formats (instructor-led presentations, web-based training, and hard copy documents).

    • Consult with subject matter experts, on-site and Field Locations, to collect site-specific information, provide training, consolidate documentation and provide input on safety incident assessments and/or provide technical advice.

    • Provide recommendations for training approaches, methods, tools, and solutions, including an estimated scope of work, project plan, timeline, milestones, goals and objectives and potential challenges, based on interviews with SMEs.

    • Coordinate, meet and proactively collaborate with SMEs on the content of recommended training material to validate Learning Objectives and that all relevant content is included and accurate.

    • Coordinate with SMEs, conference room scheduling, media services, print shop, presenters, guests, and any other necessary parties to schedule dates and times for training classes, so all training fits into a consistent training regimen.

    • Develop tests and other learner evaluations appropriate to the training material; verify test questions match the training's Learning Objectives.

    • Review and recommend edits and revisions to documents and training materials as needed to update and maintain a current and successful training program.

    • Arrange, coordinate, facilitate, participate and/or attend meetings.

    • Support safety incident assessments with technical expertise.

    • Provide technical advice (especially related to grounding and bonding) to electrical workers upon request.

    • Evaluate apprentice progress in the classroom environment and provide additional one-on-one focused training.

    • Provide feedback on student performance to the program lead (report structure to be specified by TFBT staff).


    • Knowledgeable of and able to provide instruction on the following tasks as related to a high voltage transmission system:

    • Construction and maintenance (including hotline maintenance) on either wood pole or steel tower lines including excavations and footings, framing and erecting towers and poles, hanging insulators and hardware, and stringing, sagging, and clipping conductor.

    • Replace or repair damaged steel towers, wood poles, cross arms, and conductors; relocate towers and poles; inspect and treat wood poles, and replace insulators.

    • Transmission line right-of-way maintenance work such as brush and weed control, cutting or topping danger trees, seeding cover crops for erosion control.

    • Repair access roads and install or repair bridges, culverts, fences, and gates.

    • Maintenance of microwave towers, antennas, and airway lighting installations; performs maintenance tasks in substations, involving overhead line work and other tasks that require the use of line maintenance equipment.

    • Patrol and inspection of transmission lines and related structures.

    • Familiarity with switching/clearance and tagging procedures associated with a high voltage transmission system.

    • Safe rigging practices as related to all of the above-listed activities.

    • Possess knowledge and/or experience equivalent to a Lineman on a power system that includes:

    • Knowledge of electrical equipment related to line work.

    • Knowledge of technical electrical theory.

    • Knowledge of installation, maintenance, overhaul, and repair of power line structures and equipment.

    • Knowledge to work from blueprints, schematics, and diagrams.

    • Knowledge of the use of hand tools and how to operate line maintenance equipment, including hotline tools and chainsaws.

    • Knowledge of how to locate line faults and troubleshoot.

    • Knowledge of safety requirements for working on a transmission line.

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.

    • Position requires frequent walking, bending and stooping.

    • Position requires the ability to lift and carry 40 pounds.

    • Position requires frequent walking on uneven terrain.

    • Position requires working knowledge and safe use of basic hand tools such as a drill, hammer and saw.

    • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position.

    Updated 05/15/2019

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