General Electric Wind Training Operations Manager in Albany, New York
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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.
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The Wind Training Operations Manager will be based at the Renewable Energy Learning Center (RELC) in Niskayuna and is responsible for all instructional design, curriculum execution, and generating external training revenue through business development. The Wind Training Operations Manager will manage a team of instructors who are responsible for NA Onshore Wind technical training.
As The Wind Training Operations Manager, you will:
Generate training opportunities through academic and technical partnerships and course development enhancements for business objectives, including optimization of course delivery methods
Develop the annual training demand schedule by platform and assign instructors, for both internal and external customers
Manage course content for platform changes and new designs, in junction with business roll-out
Responsibility for all training operations expenses and revenue, including training P&E and sold customer seats
Build strong collaboration with NPI, engineering and field support organizations to incorporate new product offerings, platform changes, and Repower events to drive training solutions
Establish relationships with internal and external teams to understand and execute training needs and initiatives
Oversee the wind lab, including purchasing and maintenance of equipment
Empower and motivate staff to continually enhance the reputation of the RELC
Remain flexible, and demonstrate the willingness to pivot and adapt to change
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science or related training / technical program from an accredited college or university ( OR Associate’s Degree in Education, Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science or related technical program from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 7 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance and troubleshooting)
Minimum of 5 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance and troubleshooting or related
Experience developing business and revenue generating partnerships
Knowledge of learning management systems: including expanding, editing and maintaining the tool
Experience with adult learners, including course development and delivery of technical instruction
Highly driven, able to respond quickly to urgent situations and able to multi-task
Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and appropriately assign work to the team
Strong “can-do” attitude and ability to think outside of the normal process to streamline activities and drive efficiencies
Proven track record of motivating the team to drive organizational success
Desire to continually enhance/upgrade the training curriculum
Experience with digital media
Experience with design software
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to maintain a high level of creativity and quality
Experience as a classroom instructor or demonstrated ability to coherently present information from detailed technical level
Dynamic personality with the energy and passion for learning
Willingness and ability to climb wind turbines and work at height when necessary
Understanding of the electric utility industry
Wind Industry knowledge and / or experience
Fluent in English, written and spoken
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Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna, Other
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.