Equipment Training Specialist (#21-58394)

San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Gas & Electric

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Primary Purpose:

Plans, develops, and conducts skill training programs involving the application, operation, and utilization of construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and conducts skill training programs involving the application, operation, and utilization of construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment.Delivers safety and skills training for Commercial Driver’s license, and equipment operational training to Company employees.
  • Researches and develops training for Federal and State regulations impacting Company operators of Commercial Vehicles.
  • Compiles, recommends, and implements the use of source materials and equipment for training classes/presentations.Conducts, administers, and evaluates tests to qualify and certify company employees for specialized licenses.
  • Keeps informed of the latest developments in vehicle, construction and maintenance equipment and associated systems; participate in the inspection and assessment of new vehicles and equipment.
  • Determines the effectiveness of training programs in terms of evaluating operators’ performance against established criteria.Identifies skill-training needs, develops instructional programs and implements a coordinated training schedule to meet those needs.
  • Compiles and maintains records of employee training activities, including performance and test files as well as special licenses and legally required certificates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).



  • 5+ Experience involving the application and operation of vehicles, equipment, and associated systems, including but not limited to mobile hydraulic cranes and aerial lift equipment.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the following: customer operations; mechanical, hydraulic, systems; and construction equipment operations.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the following: fleet maintenance operations; mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems; preventive maintenance practices; automotive emission systems; and construction equipment maintenance.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have demonstrated ability to absorb formal training and schooling.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems and components is desirable.
  • Knowledge of state and federal OHSA regulations; Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations is highly desirable.
  • Effective reasoning, communications, writing and presentation skills a must.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence to a desired outcome for compliance with federal and state regulations impacting operation of Company owned commercial vehicles is essential.
  • Must posses the following skills: computer, analytical, problem solving, and organization.
  • Must be knowledgeable of all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Must also have strong interpersonal and communications skills for interfacing professionally with internal and external contacts.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Class A driver’s license.

Other Qualifications

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications.
  • This job is covered by that regulation (49 CFR 199) and candidates will be tested for the presence of prohibited drugs and must meet DOT standards before appointment to the job.
  • Once in the job, Federal Highway Code (391) requires random drug and alcohol testing for this position.
  • A pre-assignment drug test may be required.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.