Technical Instructor - Ford - Bloomfield, NJ

Position Summary
The AT OEM Technical Instructor will be responsible for delivering technical training to OEM Dealer technicians. This position will provide coaching, technical expertise and encouragement while allowing technicians or students structured opportunities to improve their own proficiency's. They will utilize state of the art audio visual equipment and work shop exercises to enhance the technician's automotive knowledge.
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.
Principle Accountabilities & Deliverables
Utilize strong OEM technical knowledge to teach dealer technicians and enhance their automotive skills. Instructor will be asked to use classroom instruction along with a workshop environment to meet curriculum requirements. Instructor delivery must be lively while observing the OEM course delivery requirements.
Presents and coaches technicians during workshop exercises.
Studies the presented material ahead of time and is able to answer relevant questions.
Studies training hand-outs, relevant materials and vehicle systems through hands-on vehicle research.
Comprehends the hand-outs, the instructor's guide and associated curriculum. Prepares own notes within the instructor's guide.
Goes through all workshop exercises prior to teaching the course. Prepares the student worksheets and has the expected answers/results marked within the instructor's guide.
For every course, has a specific set of learning objectives as outlined in the instructor's guide. Follows the instructor's guide's learning objectives and outline.
Ensures professional appearance of the student seating area, the student workshop area, and training vehicles. Makes sure that the storage areas stay uncluttered.
Completes assigned administrative tasks in a timely manner.
Ensures that all Safety Regulations and OSHA requirements are met and adhered to. Reports unsatisfactory conditions immediately and/or takes immediate action to resolve them.
In cooperation with the OEM training department, ensures the complete availability of training hand-outs, required tools and equipment items and records the training outcomes as directed by OEMmanagement.
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Education / Experience
High School Diploma or G.E.D required.
Vocational School Certificate or Degree in Applied Sciences recommended.
ASE Master Automotive plus L1 or L2 preferred.
Ability to deliver the scope of the OEM courses, as determined by OEM.
Prior OEM instructional experience preferred.
Five years' experience as instructor in technical/soft skills preferred.
Prior history as a OEM technician preferred.
Technical experience with OEM vehicles required.
Proficient in MS Office, i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to manage OEM software applications and curriculum on on UTI and OEM computers
Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written.
Ability to use good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to interface with OEM dealer personnel may be required.
Must be able to set-up, deliver and remove invasive and non-invasive vehicle faults.
Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 5 pounds 5% or less of the workday
Must be able stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 5% 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.
Work Environment
Most duties are inside the training building but may require operations to be performed outdoors or at an off-site location.
A valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is required.
Overnight travel will be required on occasion
Travel requirements will vary.

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