Wind Training Instructor

Recruiter
Location
Niskayuna, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Oct 2016
Closes
01 Jan 2017
Ref
2766088
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Wind Training Instructor will belong to the GE Wind Instructor team, based at the Energy Learning Center (ELC) in Niskayuna, New York. You will be responsible for providing training in the classroom and at remote locations as necessary.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Wind Training Instructor, you will:
• Instruct internal GE and customer training classes in all aspects of wind turbine systems, operations and maintenance
• Quickly assess students' abilities and adjust / alter course content based on class experience
• Support equipment upgrades in the training center
• Work with other instructors to clean and maintain lab area
• Identify best course curriculum delivery methods (on-line, Webex, video, etc.)
• Actively participate in EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) programs
• Develop course curriculums and content
• Collaborate with Engineering and field support organizations to incorporate new products, known issues and solutions into the course content



Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science, or any other technical program from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
• OR Associate's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science, or any other technical program from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 4 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
• OR High School Diploma / GED and minimum of 6 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability and willingness to travel 15% of the time
• Ability and willingness to obtain a valid Driver's License
• Ability and willingness to obtain a valid Passport and eligible for international travel




Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Experience as a classroom instructor or demonstrated ability to coherently present information from detailed technical level to executive or management overview
• Experience with the 1.x turbine platform
• Experience with the 2.x turbine platform
• Wind farm site experience
• Willingness and ability to climb wind turbines and work at height when necessary
• High Rescue Train the Trainer qualified
• EHS classroom instructor qualified
• Understanding of the electric utility industry
• Strong analytical capabilities and ability to lead in cross-functional and global team environments
• Ability to quickly establish credibility with internal and end-user customers
• Dynamic personality with the energy and passion to teach
• English fluency
• Proficient in additional languages, particularly with technical explanations
• Ability to work with Excel, PowerPoint, Word & MS Office
• Strong computer skills
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