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Senior Technical Instructor, Instrument and Controls Job

Location(s): MN - Welch


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

Experienced trainer with in-depth technical knowledge, and proficiency in the application of systematic approach to training principles. Conducts analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation activities for accredited training programs. Provides coaching and feedback to station workers to improve their performance in classroom, laboratory, and on the job settings. Supports activities necessary to maintain accreditation of the operator training programs. Possess the knowledge and skills and may be assigned to be a program lead.  This role will focus on Instrument and Contorl training.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design Training and establish specific measureable behaviors for task-oriented training. Provide Initial and Continuing training in classroom and laboratory environments. Receive and evaluate training feedback from numerous sources, including trainees, management, and industry. Respond to emergent training needs and performance issues
  • Conducts needs assessments, analyzes jobs/tasks to design, develop and implement training for specified technical training programs. Can lead and/or assist with self-assessments and other evaluations of the various training programs.
  • Coordinates, leads, and conducts training in the classroom and/or laboratory for specified technical training programs per applicable codes, ACADs, and regulatory requirements. Manages program administrative requirements including performance indicators. Can develop and administer examinations in the classroom, laboratory, or in the plant for specified training programs.
  • Continuously pursues and maintains personal development, learning and qualifications to support the various training programs such as general instructor, advanced instructor, and those requirements of a Principal Technical Instructor.
  • Leads the training department in developing programs to support the safe operations of the plant by exercising expertise in their particular program(s).
  • Supports plant refueling outages and site Emergency Response Organization, as needed.

Minimum Requirements


  • Diploma or GED, plus Associate’s degree or equivalent is required.
  • This can be any combination of instructional or work experience related to the operation of a commercial or military nuclear facility.
  • Requires 5 or more years of related work experience, including 3 years of training related experience.
  • Any combination of work experience a related technical discipline, providing training/education, comparable journeyman/military experience; military or commercial instructor, public education or college/technical school teacher, or qualified in-plant trainer.
  • National Academy of Nuclear Training qualified instructor required or obtain qualification within 1-year of assignment.
  • Previous power plant or Nuclear Navy background is preferred.
  • Experience in performance analysis is preferred.
  • Must be familiar with SAT principles and regulatory requirements.
  • Must be familiar with requirements to maintain accreditation of the maintenance and technical training programs.



A strong background in Instrument and Control, this can be through working within an Instrument and Control department or training for a Instrument and Control department.





COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Welch || MN - Welch || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 45651:FT PI Training-Maint || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 38901

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