Electrical Instructor

Title: Instructor

Date: 3/2022

Reports to: Facilities Director

Job Summary: Provide classroom instructions in the Electrical trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

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
  • Proctor 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
  • Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips
  • Conduct training within NCCER’s guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum
  • Develop and maintain electrical labs including:
    • Responsible for tracking and maintaining supplies and preparing material orders/requests for approval
    • Responsible for notifying the Training Director of all classroom tools, equipment, and materials that are damaged
    • Develop hands-on classroom training exercises and step-by-step procedures for all apprentices
  • Identify supplemental instruction for courses
  • Develop hands-on fieldtrips 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 job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices
  • Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

  • Trade Knowledge: 
        • proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught.
        • Must be State of California certified electricians with at least five years in the trade. Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred
  • 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.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid California Driver’s License, valid vehicle car insurance, and ability to be covered under company vehicle insurance plan is required.

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

Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check