Lead Solar/Classroom Instructor
Sac and Fox Tribe of Iowa
 Tama, IA

JOB TITLE: Lead Solar/Classroom Instructor DEPARTMENT: Apprenticeship

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

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:

Jobsite 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.

Classroom Responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Salary

Dependent on qualifications