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Technical Trainer (Gas)

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Technical Trainer (Gas)    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 



The Technical Trainer develops, schedules, and facilitates skills-based and compliance training programs for Peoples Gas operations. Serves as a mentor for technical skills development and facilitates ongoing development feedback with performance coaches. Works independently on routine assignments. May either assist Supervisor or Manager with, or seek guidance on, handling projects of a developmental nature.



  1. Facilitate operations skills-based training courses in both classroom and field settings, adjusting lesson plans accordingly and as needed.  Coach performance, mentor and develop technical skills and appropriate behaviors; communicate department policies and work rules; monitor trainees to ensure compliance with Safe Work Practices; and provide trainee performance feedback to performance coaches for ongoing trainee development. Assist in scheduling and developing training. (40%)
  2. Effectively facilitate compliance and regulatory training, safety awareness training and job procedures for team members and external contractors. (10%)
  3. Update technical information to ensure that training materials reflect current work methods and regulatory requirements. (10%)
  4. Ensure that proper tools, equipment, and techniques are used to perform all work in an efficient and safe manner.  Ensure that all tools and equipment are appropriately inspected and properly maintained to promote safety and efficiency at all times. (10%)
  5. Research and evaluate new industry products, programs and technologies as appropriate. (10%)
  6. Participate on company committees as appropriate. (10%)
  7. Assists with the development and revision of company policies, procedures and training programs related to pipeline construction, operations and maintenance activities. (10%)
  8. All other duties as assigned.



Direct Supervision:         No direct supervision.

Indirect Supervision:      During training, provide leadership, oversight and performance assessments to all levels of craft employees


Key Internal:     Must interact with all levels of Peoples Gas Management as well as personnel within Peoples Gas Operating areas.   

Key External:     Must interact with new process vendors. Interaction with industry associations, regulatory agencies and other utility trainers is required.



Required:           High school diploma or GED required. 

Preferred:          Advanced education preferred.


Required:           Must have valid Florida driver’s license /

Preferred:          Expected to obtain certifications from various Train the Trainer endorsements.

Direct Experience

Required:           Minimum seven years of technical related natural gas industry operations experience in progressively more complex assignments and utilizing leadership skills in providing guidance and assessment of team members work processes. 

Preferred:          Experience in technical training or involvement with Safety or Safety committees.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)


  • Proficient computer skills, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software.
  • Presentation and communication skills are essential to effectively deliver classroom and field instruction and to assist with maintenance of standard operating procedures and training programs and internal and external communications.
  • Demonstrated strong team leadership in mentoring/guiding others in operative processes, procedures and technical methods and skills through clear communication, resourcefulness, effective delivery and influence, with proven credibility through confidence and competence in subject matter.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of gas distribution practices, standard of pressure and gas quality, and understand the danger inherent in low pressures and the failure of pressure regulatory equipment to maintain a standard of gas quality.


  • Extensive knowledge of safe work practices, job procedures, and ASME covered tasks. 
  • Advanced knowledge and technical proficiency in both Service and Distribution areas. 
  • Functional knowledge of Peoples Gas related utility mapping systems and equipment.
  • Strong understanding of Peoples Gas Construction Standards and Job Procedures, materials, tools and equipment pertaining to Pipeline Operations construction and maintenance. 




Business & Job Knowledge*


Ownership & Excellence*

Produce Results*


Work Safely*

Developing People** (Performance Coaches Only)

Communication/Presentation Skills

Adaptability/Leading change





Overtime is occasional for Storm Response and class preparation; Moderate Level of Stress;

50% Office environment and 50% Outdoor environment



Wear PPE (Daily); Work outdoors; Work in excessive heat & noise environments (weekly); Lift 50 lbs. (Weekly)

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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