ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Part-Time Instructor   
Reports to:  Facility Training Manager
Location:             Livermore, CA

Job summary
Provide classroom instructions in one or more of the following trades (Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and/or Construction Craft Laborer) maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs.  The instructor is also tasks with conducting job-site visits to member job sites to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations, job-site safety protocol, and state supervision compliance.

Essential Functions
  • Instruct and supervise apprentices safely in required classroom and hands-on training
  • Oversee apprentices conduct in the classroom to ensure that apprentices are following established classroom guidelines
  • Print, secure, administer, grade, and turn in apprentice exams and performance profiles
  • Conduct apprentice evaluation for classroom performance
  • Assess apprentices’ knowledge to ensure they have met minimum requirements to pass the performance profiles per NCCER’s regulations
  • Administer and process all required classroom documentation
  • Conduct training within NCCER’s guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum
  • Develop and maintain labs for specific trade including:
    1. Responsible for tracking and maintaining supplies and preparing material orders/requests for approval
    2. Responsible for notifying the Training Director of all classroom tools, equipment, and materials that are damaged
    3. Develop hands-on classroom training exercises and step-by-step procedures for all apprentices
  • Identify supplemental instruction for courses
  • Develop hands-on field trips for apprentices
  • Identify and schedule special guest speakers/industry professionals for classes
  • Ensure that safety is adhered to and that apprentices wear appropriate attire and have personal protective equipment donned at all times when necessary
  • Conduct jobsite visits in order to identify, address potential issues, and to determine the need to add additional information to the curriculum:
    1. One per off week minimum unless otherwise approved by Facility Training Manager
    2. A detailed report of job site visits turned in to the Facility Training Manager by the end of business on the Friday of the off week unless prior approval is given
    3. If unable to perform job site visit a written report of who, when, and how they were contacted will need to be turned in to the Facility Training Manager by the end of business on the Friday of the off week unless prior approval is given
  • Attend career fairs and assist in the recruiting of new apprentices
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Knowledge, Skill and Experience
    Professional Skills: Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association, assume the position of role model for the students and have strong leadership skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with student issues and matters
    of personal student privacy is required. Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work under minimal supervision. Must have the ability and creativity to prepare classroom instruction, create labs and invent new projects. Instructors must be certified through the NCCER to present classroom material.

    Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe programs, and Estimating/Scheduling programs.

    Equipment Operation: knowledge of common office equipment operation including copiers, mail machines, fax machines, etc.                                                                  

    Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught.  Electrical instructors must be State of California certified electricians.

    Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

    Supervision Exercised
    Direct supervision over apprentices in the classroom.

    Physical Demands
  • May have exposure to heat, cold, fumes, and chemicals.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, high visibility safety vest, fall protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection).
  • Able to work at least 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Additional Saturday shifts may be required.
  • Able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • Able to stand and conduct hands-on lab for up to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • Conditions include climbing ladders and stairs, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting, reaching, and able to lift heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds and pushing and pulling of objects is required.
  • Able to drive for long periods of time and possess valid California driver’s license.
  • Operate lift equipment.
  • Work from all types of ladders (step ladders up to 14', "A" frame ladders, and all size extension ladders), carry and relocate up to 12' step ladder by one's self, and work from scaffolding including planks on A ladders.
  • Instructor’s personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1-250 lbs., Class 1A-300 lbs.)
  • Repetitive use of arms, hands, and fingers.
  • If needed, utilize construction site sanitary facilities (Porta-Johns).
  • Commute to/from jobsites.
  • Commute to/from training locations as scheduled by ABC.NorCal.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this trade include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color recognition, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Instructors whose vision requires the use of corrective lenses are permitted to wear safety glasses whose lenses provide correction or contact lenses on the jobsite.