JOB TITLE: Lead Solar/Classroom Instructor DEPARTMENT: Apprenticeship
The lead solar/classroom instructor will split duties between the classroom and jobsite. He/she will be responsible for completing residential, commercial and industrial work assignments in a timely and efficient manner and teaching students in a class and lab setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for jobsite training and supervision of apprentices and less experienced electricians; communicating and demonstrating knowledge of technical electrical skills while maintaining a safe, productive, and positive work and class environment. Strong communication skills and computer proficiency are required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Follow established safety rules and regulations; maintain a safe, clean working environment
- Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Coordinate construction project activities.
- Maintain records, document actions, and present written or computerized progress reports.
- Supervise apprenticeship participants on-the-job and provide training & mentorship.
- Prepare operational reports.
- Prepare cost estimates.
- Other duties as assigned.
Jobsite Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of solar photovoltaic systems including system installation, system design, site assessment, and troubleshooting/service in residential, commercial battery systems;
- Ability to use appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test solar photovoltaic systems;
- Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade;
- Ability to install solar photovoltaic systems in various applications, pole mount, roof mount, and ground ray;
- Ability to lead and train students;
- Ability to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply NEC through the full range of commercial, industrial and residential maintenance and construction work;
- Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures;
- Ability to wire a residential unit to NEC code.
- Ability to wire according to NEC code in industrial and commercial use.
- Ability to plan for and deliver quality instruction while maintaining a productive work environment; deliver completed work within time schedule requirements.
- Ability to facilitate and assess student learning.
- Ability to manage jobsites effectively.
- Ability to work collaboratively with the internal community.
- Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external community.
- Working knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Familiarity with the construction contracting, including knowledge of contracts, estimating, building codes and material selection.
- Knowledge of sustainable building technologies.
- Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions in structural systems.
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for training.
- Ability to value diversity and demonstrate commitment to equity, inclusion, and culturally respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Basic to intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology used for communication, grade entry, and teaching; including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, and Word.
- Instruct Solar Photovoltaic installation, theory, history courses through lecture and demonstration using audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations.
- Assist with curriculum planning and development; preparation and delivery of course content in accordance with Program requirements and student needs.
- Provide annual evaluation and course updates for curriculum; participate in continuous improvement of coursework.
- Develop project based learning experiences and effectively integrate technology into student learning and assessment.
- Minimum (5) years' experience in solar photovoltaic systems including system installation, system design, site assessment, and troubleshooting/service in residential, commercial, and battery systems.
- Hold a current certification in solar photovoltaics.
- Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering is preferred.
- Hold or be willing to obtain 10-Hour OSHA construction safety certification.
- Hold a current NCCER Craft Instructor Certification or be willing to obtain certification within the first 90 day of employment.
- Valid Iowa driver's license.
Dependent on qualifications