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Company: AMEREN, Decatur, IL
Job Title: Training Supervisor
Date Posted: 09/26/2012
Industry: Welding

This Gas Welding Training position will be located at the Decatur Training Center. The Training Supervisor develops, implements, and assesses the effectiveness of operations training. The Training Supervisor works with operations to develop and maintain training and qualification for all welding positions. Kep responsibilities include:
Plan, develop, schedule, and conduct new welding classes to qualify candidates on SMAW and GMAW welding processes. Provide quality instruction of techniques required to complete work safely and effectively. Conduct additional welding instructions to other operating groups as needed.
Conduct annual and semi-annual welding qualification for company and contract welders. Maintain records to ensure compliance with all requirements. Assist with Illinois Commerce Commission audits of records.
Evaluate and qualify gas field personnel to ensure that covered tasks are performed safely and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Conduct field inspections with emphasis on safety, incident analysis, and quality of work being performed.
Assist with the training and development of the gas apprenticeship program as well as other training needs of the department.
Travel throughout Illinois to perform annual welding qualifications, deliver training, and inspect field construction.
Education: Associated Degree in a technical discipline from and accredited college required. May also consider 5 years work experience in gas construction, operations, and maintenance or pipeline construction in lieu of a degree. American Welding Society - Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator or the ability to obtain preferred.
Experience: Five or more years of relevant experience with pipe line welding required.
Thorough understanding of the Ameren Gas Operations and Maintenance Plan, Welding Procedures, and Gas Operations Field Reference Guide preferred. Understanding of the API standard 1104 - Welding of Pieplines & Related Facilities also preferred. Good communication, problem solving ability and interpersonal skills required. Must have proficient writing skills and competency with various computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. After preliminary review, selected applicants must take the First Line Supervisor Test and obtain a recommended status in order to be eligible for additional selection procedures (e.g., interview) designated for this position.
*Salary depends upon individual's credentials and position market pay level. 

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