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Technical Trainer Welding - Job Family in Westborough, MA at NiSource

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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Job Description


Key Results:

  • Strong and effective safety culture
  • Effective, knowledgeable operations employees
  • Cost-effective training programs and schedules
  • Compliance with company, state and federal regulations
  • Prompt problem resolution
  • Improved operations costs
  • Identification and sharing of best practices
  • Achievement of operations safety goals coordinate, deliver, and facilitate


  • Communication of Welding Standards, API 1104 welding procedures, general industry equipment and trouble shooting in the field of welding
  • Support field operations and construction in determining employee technical training needs, assists in developing effective training programs using internal and external sources, and conducts training courses.
  • Interfaces with engineering, technical support, customer service and manufacturing to ensure that course material reflects current standards and best practices.
  • Responds to internal requests for training and participates in consultations with internal personnel to determine training needs; helps to develop effective training programs using a combination of training methods such as hands-on training, videos and lectures; monitors and evaluates the training program effectiveness.
  • Responds to contractor requests for qualification and requalification; participates in consultations with internal personnel to determine evaluation needs. Interfaces with engineering and construction to determine specific evaluation processes.
  • Perform destructive testing in accordance with DOT, API 1104 and applicable industry standards.
  • Support Curriculum development teams in fields of expertise
  • Participates in follow-up activities to determine the effectiveness of training programs.
  • Provide Training / Qualification on Tapping pipelines, Weld Inspection and distribution technical training programs.
  • Designs methods to periodically test and evaluate technical employees to assess the qualifications of the employees in performing their duties.
  • Identifies and evaluates public and private technical educational opportunities, such as vocational schools, that are available for the company to use in training its technical employees.
  • Evaluates new technological training opportunities and coordinates their effective use by field area employees.
  • Assist areas in preparation for commission projects and audits. Collaborate with standards and compliance leaders, peers, and local operations to prepare preventive strategies to eliminate repeat offenses.
  • Support Compliance Management Team with investigations and responses to Commission/DOT on reportable incidents.
  • Participate in and provide technical expertise in investigations of NOPVs and support strategy for mitigating potential fines.
  • Perform work site visits and audits to ensure welding operations meet Columbia¿s and API welding standards on internal and external welders.
  • Verify welders hold the proper NGA and Columbia Operator Qualifications and are in current status

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required for Selection:

  • Demonstrated safety excellence
  • Experience/Qualified in natural gas welding operations.
  • Experience delivering effective technical training & evaluation programs.
  • Familiar with federal and state gas pipeline regulations
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of basic PC applications/skills
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, scheduling and planning work for a large group of employees
  • Demonstrate flexibility to change and adapt quickly to changing work environments
  • Experience in managing outside vendor relationships
  • Valid Driver¿s License. 

Preferred for Selection:

  • Industry Welding or Tapping certification a plus
  • Experience tapping large diameter pipelines with TDW or Mueller equipment a plus
  • Supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership skills.
  • B.A. or B.S. and/or other technical related certifications
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Working knowledge of operations support systems, i.e. LMS, WMS, MDT, etc.
Inclusion & Diversity

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.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before October 31st!

Equal Employment Opportunity

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