Senior Instructor (Chester, VA)

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: CHESTER, VA, US, 23836

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.





Groups using the week on, week off schedule:



We offer a hybrid work schedule (one week in the office, one week of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.





Job Summary

This role analyzes, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates performance-based technical training for employees with a focus on Operations instruction. Delivers instructor-led training in a classroom setting, in person as well as via remote methods, and simulator training in a control room type setting. Focuses on creating an excellent culture of safety with an emphasis on Human Performance tools and defenses. Supervises development program trainees and other personnel in classroom and simulator activities and evaluates knowledge, behavior, and retention of concepts. Teaches specific technical subjects; tests employees for comprehension. Coordinates with supervision and training coordinators to assess progress and provide feedback on trainee progress in the development programs. Works with generating sites or other Power Generation groups in a consulting role as a subject matter expert in specific areas of operational support.

Assists in the creation and revision of technical training materials to include instructor guides, training manuals, visual presentations, participant handouts and exercises, tests, and training videos in conjunction with a training specialist using generally accepted instructional design processes. Understands and can apply adult learning theory concepts. Able to evaluate the effectiveness of training as delivered and revise material accordingly. Able to identify participants with learning difficulties and tutor them or determine the best learning method to use to gain understanding.

Administers oral boards and assesses knowledge for advanced placement of trainees. Consults with the Power Generation Excellence team to clarify and define best practice work procedures and processes. Is knowledgeable of the different equipment at all the generating stations and incorporates into training materials. Travels to different locations to take equipment pictures, obtain drawings or information to include in training materials; writes station specific training materials to improve understanding of local equipment. Instructs classes at station locations when necessary.

Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

5+ years of related experience in coal or gas turbine operations with a Bachelor's degree  (or, 7+ years of experience with an Associate's Degree; or 9+ years with a high school diploma)
Advocate of safe work practices at the stations to include Safety Committee member, Human Performance advocate, completes Human Performance Observations
Experience in developing and presenting training or safety topics to other personnel preferred
Graduate of the Operator Development Program or the Maintenance Operator Development Program (or similar external programs) strongly preferred
Working knowledge of power generating systems and controls, control room systems, operating and maintenance procedures, and power generations standards in an industrial setting.
Strong communication skills to include – instructor experience, presentation skills, use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Leadership skills in supervising, coaching, training, or mentoring employees is preferred
Ability to assess readiness in classroom, shop, and station knowledge as applicable to Operator Development Program and Maintenance Operator Development Program completion.
Capability to write highly technical training materials and teaching them to trainees on an entry level
Able to handle most work and aspects of the job using knowledge of the field  (skills and/or abilities that provide subject matter experiences and understanding of best practices and procedures for particular jobs)
Operations-related job knowledge sufficient to teach courses as offered for operations personnel.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment and consult with stations on specific equipment issues
Understanding of SAP maintenance processes, work prioritization, job hazard analysis, Human Performance defenses, Environmental regulations, as well as the LOTO and Minor Maintenance LOTO processes
Provide input in setting Technical Training Center objectives and policy, identify critical issues, and introduce new concepts; Identify and implement better work alternatives and business processes
Ability to make decisions independently
Provide assistance, advice, and solutions to peers, customers, and co-workers
Previous Control Room Operator or Lead Maintenance Operator experience is strongly preferred
Experience of cross-training in maintenance or exposure to maintenance processes and practices is strongly preferred

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:


Preferred DIscipline: Education

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred disciplines(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Graduate of related Dominion Development Program preferred.

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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