Grid Skills trainer profiles

Charlie Dixon

Lines and Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Service Provider employed

Currently delivering:

Site Supervision

Years of field experience:

34

Number of years as a Trainer:

1 with Grid Skills

6 with other providers

Background Experience:

Running basic training courses for OH Distribution Line Mechanics

Industry memberships and associations:

Member of EEA National Committee for Live Work

 

 

Craig Moore

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Service Provider employed

Currently delivering:

E1, E2, Live Line Barehand and Hotstick

Years of field experience:

35

Number of years as a Trainer:

10+ with Grid Skills

10+ with other providers

Background Experience:

Line Mechanic with 35 years’ experience in Transmission Line Construction and Maintenance

Industry memberships and associations:

None

 

 

Gill McVie

Subs  Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SI, CCS, and RAE

Number of years as a Trainer:

20 with Grid Skills

6 with other providers

Background Experience:

20 years on the tools, covering all aspects of distribution, construction, maintenance, live line, faults and cable jointing. Plus Transmission lines E1, E2, and Live Line Hot Stick and Bare Hand.

Industry memberships and associations:

Registered Line Mechanic, Distribution. Connexis registered Trainer and Assessor, 4098, 4099, 11552, 7110.

 

 

Paul Civil

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, RAE Refresher, WSS, CFS

Years of field experience:

21 in the Generation, Transmission, Transpower,  and Distribution Industry,

30 in the Telecom Industry 

Number of years as a Trainer:

5 with Training and Development ECNZ

16 with The Energy Trainers Ltd 

15 with Telecom Wellington

Background Experience:

Generation and Distribution Telecommunication Industry

Industry memberships and associations:

Connexis as an assessor and Powerco.

 

Nick Chandler

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SM-2 (Substation Maintenance - Transformers). Also provide EWRB Competence Programme training for all 10 classes of Electrical Worker High voltage testing (cables, transformers etc). Earthing system and soil resistivity tests. Cable location and cable fault location. Electrical installation testing.

Years of field experience:

45

Number of years as a Trainer:

1 with Grid Skills

13 with other providers

Background Experience:

20+ as a Test & Protection Technician / Supervisor / Manager

3+ as an Electrical Engineer (Condition Monitoring, Oil Analysis,

Thermography)

13+ training, electrical consulting, engineering, inspection services (Registered Electrical Inspector for 16)

Industry memberships and associations:

Member of NZEI, REA

 

 

Keith Ball

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SM (PR) Part ‘A’, SM (PR) Part ‘B, SM 5, SM 6, SM 9, SM 10, SM 11, SM 12 SM 13 and SM 14

Years of field experience:

48

Number of years as a Trainer:

12 for Grid Skills

46 for other providers

Background Experience:

 

Industry memberships and associations:

EWRB, ESITO, MIT, Unit Standards, EWP, Hire Companies and put a TV programme together called ‘Just the Job’

 

 

Ross McCorkindale

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

RAE, MWM, WSS, PH, MS, including refreshes.

Years of field experience:

40

Number of years as a Trainer:

10 with Grid Skills

19 with other providers

Background Experience:

Hydro Electric apprentice, electrical fitter, electrician, power station operator, area operator, contract manger, operating supervisor.

Industry memberships and associations:

EEA member, EWRB practicing licence.

 

 

Bill Mathews

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

TP.SS E1. and E2 and live lines courses

Years of field experience:

48

Number of years as a Trainer:

20

Background Experience:

Have trained for PLN in Indonesia 500Kv. Also Chevron Oil in North Sumatara Australia. Live Line Fiji. Live Line Started on Line Construction in 1968. Auckland, Manapouri, Central Otago, Line Maintenace. Dunedin, Roxburgh, Nelson, Blenheim, Dunedin.

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

Martin Burrows

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Edge Ltd Associate

Currently delivering:

Station Induction

Restricted Area Entry

Permit Holder

Work Site Safety

Minor Works Management

Fault Response Operator

EWP operations in substations

RAE refresher

PH refresher

PH/RAE refresher

MS refresher

Years of field experience:

45

Number of years as a Trainer:

13 with Grid Skills

15 for other providers

Background Experience:

Registered Electrician

Assessor

Auditor

Level 2 Line Mechanic

Industry memberships and associations:

Connexis

EWRB – EDGE Ltd

EEA – EDGE Ltd

 

 

Ian Ainsworth

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent provider employed trainer

Currently delivering:

Currently, SI & RAE (incl. refreshers)

Years of field experience:

44

Number of years as a Trainer:

10 for Grid Skills

15 with other providers

Background Experience:

 

Industry memberships and associations:

ITO NZQA assessor

 

 

Ian Martin

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

CA and Routine Patrol

Years of field experience:

34

Number of years as a Trainer:

1 with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

34 years working as a line mechanic in various roles

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

David James

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Both

Currently delivering:

Vegetation Control

Years of field experience:

30

Number of years as a Trainer:

20 with Grid Skills

16 with other providers

Background Experience:

Qualified arborist, company owner/manager.

Industry memberships and associations:

New Zealand Arboriculture Association, International Society of Arboriculture.

 

 

Lyall Carson

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Service Provider

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, FRO, CPO, WSS, MWM

Years of field experience:

32

Number of years as a Trainer:

6 with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

Maintenance Switching

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

John Claridge

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Service Provider

Currently delivering:

E1, E2, & LW

Years of field experience:

39

Number of years as a Trainer:

12 with Grid Skills

16 with other providers

Background Experience:

NZQA National Certificate Lines Transmission Level 4

Level 2 Live Liner #TS-LW-1361

Safety Supervisor #030940217093

Construction Rigger #060922210109

Incident/Accident investigator

Employer Licence Skills Assessor

NZQA Assessor and Designer Unit Std 4098 & 11552

Internal Auditor

Transpower Approved Instructor for both Earthed Line & Live Line Works

Electrical Supply Transmission Training Facilitator

Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VECCI) Cert IV in Training &

Assessment - TAA40104   #TFB0523

Installation of Aerial Fibre Optic Cables

Specialised Work involving Helicopter Operations

Live Line Conductor Trolley work

Earthwire Replacement over Live Equipment

Live Line Tower Replacement

HVDC Strain Tower Replacement on Duplex, Triplex and Quad Conductors.

Live Line Akimbo Arm Installation

Live Line K Pole Replacement

Live Line Instructor of Indonesian Line Mechanics

Live Line Instructor of Australian Line Mechanics

Competent Plant and Machinery operator

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

Roger Bennett

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SI & RAE

Years of field experience:

45

Number of years as a Trainer:

4.5 for Grid Skills

30+ for other providers

Background Experience:

Fitting & Turning (Marine Engineering) to Advanced Trade Certificate Level. (L5 equivalent)

Marine Engineering Officer (Seagoing) Steam and Motor Ships. Aviation (51 years) to Commercial Pilot and B Category Instructor.  25 years as Chief Flying Instructor for various Civil Aviation Instructor Courses.

Industry memberships and associations:

Connexis

 

 

Glen Hardie

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Edge Ltd Associate

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, RAE refresher

Years of field experience:

25

Number of years as a Trainer:

4 for Grid Skills

5 for other

Background Experience:

20 Years working as a qualified electrician, supervisor, manager

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

Ian Clough

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Edge Ltd Associate

Currently delivering:

SM1 SM3,4,78 and SM5

Years of field experience:

32

Number of years as a Trainer:

1 with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

Maintenance of All Types Substation Equipment

Maintenance Switching for Transpower and other networks

Strategic Management and Maintenance Planning

Substation and Projects Field Assessments

HV electricity network programs (capability, security, reliability)

Experience with in HV infrastructure and asset management principles

Development and implementation for HV line maintenance

Knowledge and experience in HV infrastructure (from 11kV to 220kV). 

NZQA Workplace Assessor

Transpower RAE Competency

Front Line Management

Project Management

Industry memberships and associations:

EEA, Worksafe, Civil Defence

 

 

Brian Eade

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Edge Ltd Associate

Currently delivering:

WSS, M/S, SI, RAE, RAE Ref, CPO, MWM

Years of field experience:

40

Number of years as a Trainer:

Unknown

Background Experience:

Industry memberships and associations:

Additional info:

 

 

Rob Glover

Tower Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Lines Tower Structure Maintenance

Years of field experience:

15

Number of years as a Trainer:

7 with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

John Preston

Lines and Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Site Supervisor Full 5 day program

Site Supervisor Refresher (1 day) program

Years of field experience:

30

Number of years as a Trainer:

4 with Grid Skills

15 with other providers

Background Experience:

Electrician

Installation, maintenance, commissioning, and modernisation, repairs electro/mechanical plant Infrastructure management of Mine sites, Power, water reticulation, total facilities management of mine sites, high-rise buildings, and government properties.

Building automation systems.

Management of multinational organisations both New Zealand and Australia.

Implemented Quality Assurance systems and maintained systems

Conducting Certificate of Compliance training and facilitation for Mine and Quarry Managers A and B grade licenses, level 3 up to level 6 assessments)

Safety Training, Management Training, (NCB3, 4, and National Diploma Business Level 5)

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

Joe Pearson

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Edge Ltd Associate

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, MWM, FRO, CPO, WSS, MS, PH

Years of field experience:

48

Number of years as a Trainer:

7+ with Grid Skills

34 with other providers

Background Experience:

Network trained registered electrician. Domestic, commercial and industrial electrician. Joined NZED 1978 and gained generation experience in Hydro, Thermal, Gas turbine generation and was senior area operator Waikaremoana, and operating supervisor Redclyffe (east coast north island) and operating supervisor Tarukenga (Waikato / Bay of Plenty). The senior area operator positions contained some responsibilities for implementing ‘on job’ training and undertaking operating staff supervision.

Industry memberships and associations:

Member of Electricity Engineers Association

 

 

Des Hatfull

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Service Provider

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, FRO, CPO

Years of field experience:

31

Number of years as a Trainer:

6 with Grid Skills

20 with other providers

Background Experience:

Electrical Apprentice (4 yrs), Electrician/Leading Hand (6 yrs), Power Station Electrical Fitter/Operator (3 years), Substation/Roving Operator (3 yrs), Control Centres Operating Supervisor/Manager (7 yrs), Operating Planner (Mtce) (9 yrs), Support Engineer (Projects) – (9 yrs)  

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

Phil Macquarie

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, WSS, PH, EWP, SMT

Years of field experience:

33 years

Number of years as a Trainer:

7 years with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

Established a Private Training Organisation specialising in the Electricity Sector. Phil is currently the General Manager of Industry Skills Limited (iskills) who is the Nominated Training Provider for Wellington Electricity, approved trainers for Vector, Counties Power, Chorus and Powerco and hold the function of Capability Managers for Downer Power and Gas. Phil manages the team who are NZQA accredited for Electricity Supply, Electrical, Adult Education, Business, Health and Safety and Telecommunications Qualifications. They are also specialist trainers in high risk work such as Live Line, Heights, Confined Spaces, Plant Operators Cranes and Elevated Working Platforms and Driving.

Industry memberships and associations:

Electricity Engineers Association, the Cranes Association and the Institute of Safety Management

 

 

Mike Boardman

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Tower Structure Maintenance

Years of field experience:

35

Number of years as a Trainer:

22 with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

Qualified Marine Engineer, Corrosion Technologist Company director (Linetech)

Industry memberships and associations:

ACA, NACE, SSPC, (HERA & EEA through Linetech)

 

 

Wayne Ozich

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

SI, RAE, RAE (R), MWM, WSS, MTCE Switching

Years of field experience:

47

Number of years as a Trainer:

4 for Grid Skills

4 with other providers

Background Experience:

Powerstations and Substations Operation and Maintenance, Outage Planning, IT services for Power Systems, Competency development, various management roles.

Industry memberships and associations:

 

 

Mike Bourke

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Transmission earthed live line, Transmission live lines, Distribution hot stick, Glove and barrier, and refresher courses

Years of field experience:

43

Number of years as a Trainer:

27 for Grid Skills

19 with other providers

Background Experience:

Transmission live line instructor, hot stick and barehand utilising rope and ladder access up to 220kV AC & 350kV DC. (Transpower approval and BETAA Consultants approval). Distribution live line instructor, hot stick up to 110kV and glove and barrier up to 33kV. (BETAA Consultants approval). National Qualifications Framework Units 4098 and 4099 (Assessor, NZ). NZQA unit standard 11552 (design assessment activities). Workplace assessor for Connexis the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation. ID No. 151. Moderator for Connexis. ID No.10. Certificate 4 in Assessment & Workplace Training (Wintrain Training & Development Services, Australia). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Level 2). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic) (Level 2). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) (Level 3). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) (Level 4). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Transmission) (Level 4). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Transmission Live Work) (Level 5). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution Live Work) (Level 5). New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s National Diploma in Electricity Supply (Level 5).

Industry memberships and associations:

NCLW, ENA, EWRB