Solar Technician Program Trainer

Company: Apex Technical School

Salary: $51,432 - $65,000 a year

Location: New York, NY 10017

Job Description: The Solar Technician Program Trainer will support the technical-education instruction for trainees entering the renewable energy career field, specifically PV (photovoltaic) systems, and solar energy applications. The trainer will lead instructional sessions for adult trainees for approximately 13 weeks. The primary responsibility will be facilitating an established accredited curriculum under the Clean Energy Access Institute. The curriculum is supported by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The instructor also supports the trainee's academic development and career goals to acquire the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate credentials, which recognizes individuals in the solar industry who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic, Solar Heating or Small Wind energy systems. We're encouraging candidates to apply with background/experience that have worked on solar construction projects as construction supervisors, project managers, solar technicians, journeymen, electricians or electrical engineers. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist members and provide instruction and activities in the areas of photovoltaic systems, design, operations, construction, safety, and best practices. Designs and implements hands-on, lab-oriented solar technology, engineering, and construction-related activities. Provides structured, project-based lessons on industry standards and learning that interconnects career development and integral subject knowledge. Creates and maintains an effective environment for learning. Maintains meaningful positive rapport with trainees, staff, program partners, and stakeholders of Clean Energy Access, organizational affiliates, and industry partners Encourages behavior that promotes character development and professional development. Implements rigorous lesson plans that are driven by technical and performance assessment. Ensures that trainees display knowledge of content standards. Uses CEA's proprietary LMS and other technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration Implements and analyzes computer-based tutorial lessons on the web or digital learning platforms associated with the industry standards and curriculum. Develops activities which align with standards in the area of focus. Exposes members to a wide variety of skills and knowledge in topics ranging from initial exposure to a deeper understanding. To include lab work and "hands-on training" outside of the classroom, and any practice of learning associated with providing technical capacity for a career in renewable energy. Implements hands-on solar labs for both onsite and remote training. Required Education and Experience: High School Diploma/Equivalent 1 year of experience at a Journeyman or Technician level in the solar industry (Minimum) Preferred Education and Experience 3 years of experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/technical construction or maintenance-related training program (preferred) OSHA Certified Trainer (Preferred) "PV Installation Professional" Certified (Preferred) Related Skills Comfort with different education techniques and openness to new developments in the field. Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to adapt to a changing environment and to address the varying needs of members in our program from diverse backgrounds Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the employer reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign a task for the team member to perform as the employer deems appropriate. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, special disability, or medical or veteran status in accordance with federal law. Returning Citizens are encouraged to apply. In addition, the employer complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which its employees reside. Wage/Salary: $51,432.00 - $65,000.00 #FEDCAPGROUP About Us Apex Technical School is an adult vocational technical school located in Long Island City, New York, that provides top-tier vocational training in high-growth trades. Founded in 1961, Apex serves about 1,400 students annually with seven 900-hour certificate courses in skilled trades including refrigeration, automotive service, auto body, welding technology, electrical and advanced electrical, plumbing and construction. Apex certificate programs are highly regarded and have been shown to have a substantial positive impact on economic mobility-leading to entry level careers. Apex is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and licensed by New York State Department of Education Apex offers job placement assistance, financial aid and work-study jobs to those who qualify. Website:

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