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:

Attached climbing

Live Line Refresher

Minor Steel Replacement

Permit Recipient Tower Painter

Transmission Lines 2

Transmission Lines 2 - Tower Painter

Transmission Lines Permit Recipient Refresher

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

 

 

 

Paul Civil

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

Substation Maintainer- SM 2

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ross McCorkindale

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Field Operator

Maintenance Switcher Refresher

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

TOC- Transfer of Operational Control

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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.

 

 

 

Martin Burrows

Subs Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Edge Ltd Associate

Currently delivering:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Maintenance Switcher Refresher

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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 Martin

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Attached climbing

Condition Assessor

Condition Assessor Refresher

Line Patrols (P)

Minor Steel Replacement

Permit Recipient Tower Painter

Transmission Lines 2

Transmission Lines 2 - Tower Painter

Transmission Lines Permit Recipient Refresher

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:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

Attached climbing

Live Line Refresher

Minor Steel Replacement

Permit Recipient Tower Painter

Transmission Lines 2

Transmission Lines 2 - Tower Painter

Transmission Lines Permit Recipient Refresher

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:

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Substation Maintainer - 6, 11, 12 & 13

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

Substation Maintainer - 1

Substation Maintainer - 3, 4, 7 & 8

Substation Maintainer - 5

Substation Maintainer - Part A

Substation Maintainer - Part B

Substation Maintainer - 6, 11, 12 & 13

Substation Maintainer - 9, 10 & 14

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:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Maintenance Switcher Refresher

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

Tower Structure Maintainer

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:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Field Operator

Maintenance Switcher Refresher

TOC- Transfer of Operational Control

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:

Connected Party Operator

Connected Party Operator Refresher

Connected Party Operator/Substation Entry Ref

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

Connected Party Operator

Substation Maintainer - Part A

Substation Maintainer - Part B

Technician Prerequisites (PR)

Years of field experience:

33 years

Number of years as a Trainer:

7 years with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

Phil trained as a specialist engineering Technician and has worked in Communications, SCADA and HV Protection roles before moving into senior management positions in Asset and Project Management.  Phil later established a leading Private Training Establishment (PTE) and gained further experience training for high risk work environments, vehicle and plant operations.  Currently Phil works as a Senior Consultant (SafeTFactors Limited) and provides support to the Electricity and Telecommunications sectors for development and implementing Competency Systems, Specialist Training, Auditing and Safety Systems for high risk work environments. Phil has a passion for performance motorsports and operates a Rally Sports business which sees him competing in the NZ National Rally Championship in a Prodrive developed STI Subaru.

Industry memberships and associations:

Electricity Engineers Association, EEA Generation Procedures Group, NZQA Adult Education review panel, Skills Org Health and Safety review panel.

 

 

Mike Boardman

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Independent

Currently delivering:

Tower Structure Maintainer

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:

Maintenance Switcher Refresher

Permit Recipient

Permit Recipient Ref

Substation Entry

Substation Entry Ref

Work Management

Work Management Ref

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:

 

 

Grant Arnold

Stations Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service Provider employed trainer?

Service Provider

Currently delivering:

SF6 Test and top up

SF6 Degas

Years of field experience:

14 years HV, 27 years total

Number of years as a Trainer:

1 with Grid Skills

Background Experience:

NZAS Tiwai Point electrical apprenticeship.

Underground mining electrician / supervisor

HV electrical fitter / supervisor / planner / planning manager

Industry memberships and associations:

EWRB registration

 

Mike Burke

Lines Trainer

 

Are you an Independent or Service provider employed trainer?

We are a NZQA registered training provider (PTE) and ITO accredited training provider

Currently Delivering:

Live Line Restart

Live Line Refresher

Number of years as a Trainer:

29 years with Grid Skills

21 years with BETAA Consultants

Years of field experience:

Approximately 20 before becoming fully engaged with training

Background Experience:

Began as Transmission lineman in 1973 and got involved in Distribution in 1992. First Transmission LL crew trained in NZ by A.B. Chance U.S.A. Further LL training in U.S.A. / Ontario Hydro Canada / Australia. Have trained in NZ/Australia and Malaysia.

Industry memberships and associatons

NCLW (EEA) in NZ & ENA LL forum in Australia