Automotive Instructor General Education

Universal Technical Institute
 Sacramento, CA


Our Instructors work to change the world, one life at a time by helping students reach their dreams through education. Our Instructors provide coaching, technical expertise and encouragement while allowing students structured opportunities to develop their own proficiency. One should enjoy making connections and building rapport with others in a fast-paced, collaborative, hands-on environment.

Effective presentation skills are vital in this role, as well as the ability to ensure standards and goals are met in a given timeframe. Therefore, planning and problem-solving skills are both essential for success in this position. The ideal candidate will also act with our students in mind, and establish and maintain effective relationships with students to gain their trust and respect. General Education Instructors are required to meet the standards of ACCSC as they relate to Associate of Occupation Studies degrees or are currently recognized by ACCSC as a General Education Instructor.


  • Help students realize their dreams by organizing and delivering class objectives in a clear, concise manner; maintaining an orderly, controlled, and safe environment for our students in classrooms and labs; ensuring training aids, tools, and equipment are maintained and prepared for use in the classroom and lab; supervising and holding students accountable while promoting learning, participation, motivation, and professionalism; testing, evaluating, and communicating performance and progress with students, supervisors, and other departments in a timely and accurate manner; and maintaining curriculum accuracy by keeping up-to-date on the industry.
  • Ensures UTI is legitimate in our operations by following the compliance related responsibilities for this position in the supplemental document.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education / Experience

  • Meet the ACCSC General Education Instructor requirements below or are currently recognized as a General Education Instructor for Programs offered by Universal Technical Institute.

ACCSC Requirements include:

    • Baccalaureate degree with appropriate coursework in the subject area(s) taught and three years related practical work experience or eight years related practical work experience and college level coursework in the subject area(s) taught.

ASE Education Foundation Requirements include:

    • ASE Certifications based in the subject area(s) taught.


  • Computer skills
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • People development and instructional skills and abilities
  • Problem solving and multi-tasking skills, can adapt to a changing fast-paced environment
  • Motivated and professional, with a positive attitude
  • Technical expertise


  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 pounds or less 15% of the workday
  • Must be able stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 10% or less of the workday
  • Must be able to talk, see, hear, concentrate, think, learn and reason for all of the workday
  • Must be able to sit and walk or otherwise move around for prolonged periods of time throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to use a keyboard and do manual tasks for prolonged periods of time throughout the workday.
  • May require minimal overnight travel.

Work Environment

  • Work is performed indoors in a climate controlled environment.
  • Work is performed near or with moving mechanical parts
  • Short periods of limited exposure to non-hazardous levels of fumes or airborne particles.