Technical Training Instructor

Location: Astoria, NY, US


The Technical Training Instructor – Operations, works with operations, maintenance and support personnel to design, develop and deliver apprentice level training for all levels of apprentices at the NYPA hydro facilities. The position also works with each site to provide ongoing advanced level training for journeyperson and senior level operations staff; and provides support for generic safety training such as CPR or Defensive Driving, based on availability. This position provides the Authority with a well-trained staff that consistently implements and follows NYPA processes, procedures and protocols during normal and casualty operations.


  • Design, develop, and deliver classroom, hands-on and OJT training for operations personnel
  • Document the sequence of operations of key plant systems and equipment in various modes of operation
  • Provide technical support for new or updated plant systems
  • Support non-operations site training needs as requested
  • Increase professional competencies and stay abreast of changing standards and codes
  • Evaluate and track apprentice progress through all phases of the program
  • Maintain accurate and detailed training records for program participants

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Senior operator level understanding of hydro power plant design and operating principals to include: AC/DC theory, AC generators, SCADA systems, protection/relay/control schemes, basic understanding of mechanical fundamentals & equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of utility industry best practices and protocols as it relates to switching operations
  • Ability to effectively implement ADDIE or SAT models to learners at various levels in the organization
  • Ability to understand and discuss operation of plant equipment using prints or other available tools in all modes of operation
  • Thorough understanding of safe work practices
  • Ability to plan and administer programs on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis with limited supervision required
  • Ability to perform all training functions involved with development and delivery of courseware
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills; ability to convey complex tasks to learners at various levels effectively.
  • Motivated self-starter with a desire to provide outstanding customer service to all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Two (2) year technical or training/adult education degree; 4 year degree preferred.
  • In lieu of a degree, technical course credits equivalent to degree or certification requirements, from an accredited college or training program, along with additional documented operational/training experience.
  • Minimum 6 years operations experience
  • Minimum 5 years formal training experience 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work at heights, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)  including full face breathing protection
  • Lift, move and assemble items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Able and willing to travel up to 25% of the time


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City