The manufacture of wind energy plants in the on-shore segment has been our core competence and passion for around 35 years. With more than 46 GW installed capacity worldwide, our turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 80% of the global energy market and we are one of the largest companies in the wind industry. National subsidiaries in more than 30 markets and production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India offer our more than 9,600 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation.

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Training Specialist (m/f/d)


West Branch, IA, US, 52358


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Position Summary:

The Training Specialist is responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of technical trainings for Nordex and Acciona wind turbines as well as all safety related content. Service technicians, commissioners, customers, and subcontractors are trained by the Training Center on a wide range of topics – turbine control, maintenance, troubleshooting or climb training are just a few of the topics. To conduct these trainings, we have a training center at our location in West Branch, Iowa.



  • Conducting Technical Training with focus on (electrical) components of onshore wind turbines (VFD, pitch, yaw) as well as maintenance and service procedures
  • Conducting HSE Trainings (Climb Training, First Aid, CPR, Fire awareness, Manual Handling and others) for Wind Turbines
  • Implementing different learning formats (classroom training, on-the-job-training, virtual learning) to qualify customers, subcontractors, and staff members.
  • Qualifying trainer colleagues by means of the train-the-trainer concept.
  • Taking over product responsibility for defined training programs and trainings
  • Being interface between departments, experts as well as internal and external clients
  • Provides guidance in HSE training program development (GWO, BST or OSHA) and responsible for the provision of technical expertise for curriculum and content development.
  • Leads the development of personnel training needs assessment for determination of learning objectives, training curriculum, delivery method, and comprehension evaluation.
  • Develops HSE training curricula as required based on internal Service as well as Health, Safety, and Environment Management System standards and requirements.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for all technical and safety related training development, trainer guidelines, train-the-trainer and method determination.
  • Plans in collaboration with the training coordinator training classes and maintains learning management system and training record.
  • Develops online training content by using online authoring tools such as Articulate 360 or Easy Generator.
  • Designs and oversees the delivery of learning modules using computer-based and web-based training outputs for classroom training, demonstrations, workshops, and on-the-job training plans for remote and on-site wind farm personnel.
  • Consults with subject matter experts and various department heads for content accuracy and superior delivery.
  • Provides coaching to content presenters (i.e. train-the-trainer) to ensure content is effectively presented.
  • Develops records for completed training and provides records to P&C for record retention for each trained employee.
  • Willingness to be cross trained in other training topics.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.




  • Degree in a relevant technical or safety field; preferably electrical or IT qualification
  • Minimum 5 years professional field experience in a technical or safety area; ideally in the wind energy industry
  • Maintain required certifications to enable role as instructor.
  • Maintain current certificates and professional development requirements to enable role as instructor.
  • Must be able and willing to travel (30% or more).
  • Conceptual and analytical thinking
  • Hands-on mentality and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Advanced written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to convey complex technical and safety content.
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable speaking to audience
  • Capacity to work in a team with high motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Willingness for continual improvement of personal and professional skills
  • Strong skills in speaking and presenting in front of an audience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others to obtain required information, assess needs, and effectively transfer knowledge.
  • Familiarity with GWO BST, BTT or OSHA, ANSI Standards
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, articulate 360(SCORM), Success factors and Database usage required.
  • Familiarity with online Training production and editing.
  • Driving is an essential function of the job. Must possess a full valid driver’s license and be insurable under our auto insurance policy. This position will be subject to periodic driver’s abstract checks to confirm continued insurability.
  • Ability to meet specific OSHA and ANSI weight limits of 265 lbs. or less.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical administered by a medical examiner to ensure the ability to safely perform job functions and meet the physical demands of the position.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Nordex USA, Inc. does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids
Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City