Job for Lead Technical Trainer / Writer

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Yonkers, NY
Estimated Best In Industry
6 Months
Posted on: 06/21/2024
Job Description:

  • Leads Kawasaki training efforts in the field, including:
  • Drafts training materials based on vendor data, draft manuals and on-car observation
  • Verifies that all applicable FRA requirements are fulfilled, including those under 49CFR 238.109.
  • Proofreads and edits vendor documents to ensure Training Materials are complete and up-to-date.
  • When multiple KRC Instructors are used in a given course, the Lead Instructor will clearly delineate the specific area(s) of responsibility for each person.
  • The Lead Technical Trainer will be responsible for all logistical requirements, including the necessity to have support personnel in place at a given time, with all required tools and consumables.
  • Ensures vendors and subcontractors maintain quality requirements by closely observing vendor classroom activities.
  • Delivers KRC training classes including familiarization, FRA requirements, subsystem integration and interface.
  • Provides consistent point-of-contact between KRC, vendors and the Authority.
  • Writes letters to KHI, vendors and Authorities as directed.
  • Coordinates Training classes at Authority sites.
  • Verifies proper documentation and equipment are available at the site.
  • Contacts Engineering Department technical personnel to get answers to participant’s questions..
  • Updates and ensures all contract Training Deliverables are turned over to the Authority at the required time.
  • Assists in designing the course curricula and working schedules for new contracts.
  • Presents written evaluations of course and Instructor effectiveness after each course.
  • Assists Manager of Training and Manuals and Assistant Manager of Training with staff. Development.


  • 5 years of experience conducting technical training. Prior rail car experience strongly preferred.
  • Flexible approach to problem solving in the field. 
  • Able to travel a minimum of 20%. 
  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Adobe FrameMaker and/or Vector graphics (CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or AutoCAD) experience a plus.
  • BA or BS degree required.
  • Formal technical training (i.e. Military Electronic Courses) a plus.


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