1+ months

Technical Skills Trainer - Lines

Company Confidential
Boise, Idaho 83702
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Idaho Power -- headquartered in vibrant Boise, Idaho – is looking for a Technical Skills Trainer to join the Skills Training Center.


It’s an exciting time to bring your skills to Idaho Power. We recently announced a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045, and our work plays a critical role in the communities we serve across Idaho and Oregon. We're looking for hard-working, hands-on problem solvers to keep our equipment and systems running smoothly as we continue to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy.


What does a Technical Skills Trainer do for us? They are responsible for providing hands-on training in a field and classroom environment for Lineman Apprentices, Journeyman, and other job classifications within Idaho Power. Skills trainers presents training courses covering safe and proper methods of installation, repair, and maintenance of equipment and facilities in overhead/underground transmission and distribution systems or substations.


In addition to the meaningful work we do, we offer work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, and both a 401k employer-match and a pension plan, making Idaho Power one of the best employers in the state. 

Pay for this non-exempt position ranges from $38.70 - $46.61.



Knowledge of:

  • State and federal construction rules, regulations, and laws pertaining to substation or lines construction, inspection, design, and maintenance methods, equipment, vehicles, and tools

  • Presentation techniques and adult learning methods and Idaho Power Company safety program


    • Training disciplines, company, and industry

    • Idaho Power Safety rules and procedures

      Skills in:

  • The use of personal computers and the MS Office suite of products

  • Basic arithmetic calculations

  • Effective coordination with several departments and personnel effectively

  • Expressing oneself verbally in a teaching environment

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Working on ladders

  • Operating heavy equipment, personal protective equipment, two- and four-wheel drive vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles

  • Performing vehicle inspections and be responsible for scheduled maintenance

  • Being familiar with training development methodologies


    • 1-3 years on-call troubleshooting experience at IPC and/or Completed First Responder training

    • Knowledge of planning and organizing/coordination

    • Customer focus, presentation development and delivery

    • Process analysis/improvementand technical system skills

      Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively

  • Use independent discretion, good judgment and initiative

  • Demonstrate follow-through on customer inquiries regarding training programs, policies, and processes

  • Recognize complex matters that require additional guidance and escalates as necessary

  • Influence students

  • Assist in development of training plans and program materials in response to new or revised regulatory requirements or a change in operating procedures or job requirements

  • Have familiarity with instructional design methods, write/develop lesson plans, course summaries, objectives, training aids, assessments/test, and evaluation tools



  • High school diploma or GED.


  • 5 to 7 years recent work experience as a Journeyman Lineman including experience in power outage


    • Troubleshooting or on-call emergency response or 8 to 10 years work experience as a Journeyman Lineman

      Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Class A CDL driver’s license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position

  • Valid DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical Card or ability to obtain prior to hire


    • ATV certification

      This position consists of training apprentice and journeyman lineworkers. This requires lifting/carrying a bag of gear (50 lbs) for 100-200 feet, lifting a training mannequin (115 lbs), using mechanical and hand tools to dig holes (11 feet deep) to set poles, climbing poles to perform repairs and installations, pulling wire (up to 80 lbs), twisting at the trunk, and using a hotstick/shotgun (up to 40 feet extended, up to 25 lbs for up to 30 minute intervals). This position also requires performing some classroom instruction and keeping up to date with safety regulations. Emergency lineman rescue certification is required. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of the Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate exam. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

      80% of time will be allocated to delivery of training; 20% of time will be allocated to administrative duties, e.g., training content review/revisions, field visits in support of safety initiatives, etc.

      Work schedule will align with the business needs of the Apprentice Programs and ongoing Journeymen and other skilled craft employee training.

      Will require some travel within the Idaho Power Company service area with occasional overnight stays. Occasionally perform duties outside normal working hours.



      Communication, Planning and Organizing, Adaptability, Developing Others, Building Strategic Working Relationships, Continuous Learning, Formal Presentation, Coaching, Impact

      To be considered for this position, please visit our website at www.idahopower.com/careers and complete our online application.

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.


      If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at: Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email: jobs@idahopower.com


      Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 2019-11-18 Expires: 2020-02-16

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