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Electric Training Program Manager
Black Hills Corporation
Black Hills Corporation

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $97,000
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on October 29, 2017.

LOCATION: Rapid City, SD

As the Electric Utility Technical Training Program Manager, identify, develop, coordinate and track regulatory required safety/technical training topics related to power generation, transmission and distribution. Utilize systematic approach to training to develop and maintain training materials and schedules. Develop evaluation instruments and collect trainee and stakeholder feedback for program improvements. The position may require extended periods of time at the customer site.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Technical Training & OQ Manager


  • Implement a systematic approach in the development and implementation of regulatory required (OSHA, etc.) safety/technical training for approximately 150 electric utility field operations employees.
  • Manage and ensure that the electric utility safety/technical training programs are being implemented and supported at all level.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of applicable electric utility safety policies and procedures and ensure they are appropriately covered in applicable safety/technical training programs
  • Develop an efficient and effective strategy for the delivery of safety/technical training to electric utility field operations employees.
  • Develop a comprehensive approach to continuously review, audit and improve applicable electric utility safety/technical training programs.
  • Maintain appropriate and consistent coordination with Safety Department personnel as well as maintain appropriate interactions with all levels of electric utility management including supervisors, managers, directors and vice presidents.
  • Provide relative and timely safety/technical training metrics to electric utility leadership.
  • Provide support to training process unique to electrical training including customer contacts to represent Safety and Technical Training services.
  • Meet continuing technical, professional and instructional requirements by adhering to a self-development plan.
  • Fully utilize business processes (scorecard, manufacturing-analysis, design, development, delivery and evaluation) project management, and daily management.
  • Consult with customer to identify business needs and objectives. Provide customer contact for training services, products and programs.
  • Design effective instruments and perform statistical analysis to evaluate overall training effectiveness.
  • Promote and instill strong safety culture and expectations in all phases of company operations.
  • Ability to conceptualize and explain technical theories, functions or procedures clearly and accurately.
  • Coordinate and facilitate special projects.


  • Provides professional services elsewhere in the company’s energy business, as requested.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Works with Safety Department and Technical Training Team.
  • Works with all levels of the Electric Utility Business.
  • Contact with vendors, suppliers, and industry associations.


  • Minimum of 7 years practical experience in technical field (Journeyman Lineman and/or substation).
  • Must have strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Must know and apply OSHA/safety practices to industry standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to effectively use Microsoft Office applications.


  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Engineering, Safety, Education or technical field related to the subject(s) in which the individual will provide instruction is preferred, or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent technical knowledge is required (specialized trade school, instructor certification, military training, journeyman training).


  • Demonstrated technical and operational expertise.
  • Utilize safe work practices to ensure customer and employee safety.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to effectively use Microsoft Office applications.


  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Effective presentation, facilitation, and training skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize and explain technical theories, functions or procedures clearly and accurately.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to effectively lead in such an environment.


  • A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required.


  • Travel, some overnight, is required.
  • System-wide travel up to 25%.

You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Refer to the Functional Job Description for a complete description of the physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential physical requirements.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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Black Hills Corporation

We are committed to our mission to Improve Life with Energy in the work we do, in our community involvement and in the careers of our team members. No matter the role you play you will find a connection in your work at BHC to something bigger...challenges that stretch your skills, serving customers and the larger community, and being a part of the industry that makes everything else possible.
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