Maintenance & Technical Training Manager

Kemmerer, WY | Natrium | Full-time

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TITLE:                   M&T Training Manager

 

LOCATION:          Kemmerer, WY, USA    

 

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

 

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes.  TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

 

Maintenance & Technical (M&T) Training Manager

The M&T Training Manager reports directly to the Senior Manager, Training and is focused on the development of the M&T training programs and training materials for the Natrium Demonstration Project (NDP). The M&T training manager leads a group of instructors to develop the programs, processes, and procedures necessary for establishing and running M&T training. The successful candidate will integrate and coordinate with other departments, project partners, regulators, and outside organizations working on training. 
M&T Training programs include:
•    Engineering (ESP)
•    Electrical Maintenance
•    Instrumentation & Control (I&C)
•    Mechanical Maintenance
•    Station Sciences (Chemistry & Radiation Protection)
•    Non-Accredited Training

 

Responsibilities

  • Develops Maintenance & Technical (M&T) training processes, programs, and procedures for a newly developed training department, ensuring compliance with company standards, NRC regulations, INPO accreditation criteria, and other codes, standards, and regulatory requirements.
  •  Develops and executes a strategy for training program initial accreditation.
  • Uses the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) to develop new high-quality training curriculum for maintenance and technical personnel.
  • Revises training programs to maintain instructional and technical accuracy based on plant design changes, modifications to plant procedures, and changes in plant processes.
  • Participates actively in the Training Curriculum Review Committee.
  • Coordinates with management, the emergency response organization, and other organizations in the development and improvement of training programs.
  • Prepares trainee examination material and trainee evaluations for classroom, laboratory, OJT, and simulator environments, as appropriate.
  • Prepares processes for training performance evaluations, trainee counseling sessions, and individualized training programs.
  • Incorporates information gained from INPO Significant Operating Experience Reports, NRC Circulars, Bulletins, and Information Notices, plant design changes, plant procedure changes and revisions, new regulations, and training effectiveness reports into the training program and various training material.
  • Participates in NRC, INPO and management audits, and prepares responses to audit findings.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of plant design, plant operations, disciplinary skills and techniques, commensurate with the responsibility to develop effective, high-quality training.
  • Supervises the collection and maintenance of auditable training records and reports required to document training program activities.
  • Assists Training Management in establishing department goals, and cost estimates that result in budgeted activities for the assigned area including specific project or subject matter areas as assigned.

 

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Assocaiate degree or equivalent
  • 4 years related experience which shall include 2 years nuclear power plant experience and 1 year of supervisory or management experience. During the years of nuclear power plant experience, the individual shall have participated in the supervisory or management activities at a nuclear power plant. 
  • Creativity and innovation are characteristics needed to lead design and develop M&T training that includes mixed reality, reduced reliance on lectures, and improvements in training effectiveness.
  •  Mastery of skills and extensive subject matter knowledge in carrying out assignments associated with the analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation, and proposed modification of Maintenance & Technical (M&T) training programs.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills 
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for training excellence
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, able to communicate openly, and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork
  • Understands how individual actions and decisions can positively and negatively affect the ability of the total organization to meet its requirements to regulatory agencies and to the public
  • Adapts well to emergent changes due to changes in plant design, plant procedures, schedule changes, or other challenges associated with the design, construction, and commissioning of a new nuclear power plant

 

Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day
  • Travel required: 0-5%

 

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government.  TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements.  To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.  Government export authorization approval times vary.  Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.  

 

Job details 

Salary Range Level 12:  $137,510 - $190,549

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band.  Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.  This range is specific to Wyoming.

Job Type:  Full-time

Benefits: 

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life
    • Life and Disability
    • Gender Affirmation Benefits
    • Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • 21 days of annually accrued PTO
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
    • 10 paid holidays
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Schedule

TerraPower Career and Benefits information:  https://www.terrapower.com/contact-us/careers/

Please visit www.terrapower.com to apply