Electrical Apprenticeship Instructor

York, PA
Part Time
Mid Level

IEC Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Instructor

Job description

Reports to:

Apprenticeship & Training Committee (A&T).  The A&T Committee may delegate routine operational responsibility and administration to the Apprenticeship Coordinator.   The Committee shall be responsible for all employment and compensation decisions.

Location and hours:

All apprenticeship classes are currently taught in the Harrisburg and York area, and/or online. Instructors teach from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, two nights per week with an assigned instructional schedule occurring within the months of September – April.  During instructional months and non-instructional months, attendance is expected at instructor meetings or instructor trainings which will occur on evenings throughout the year.

Skills, education and experience required:

  1. Strong understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC).  This may be demonstrated by the ability to achieve a journeyman’s or master’s license in Pennsylvania. (or recognized equivalent).
  2. Minimum of four years field experience in electrical work.  Depending on the curriculum and year being taught, specific types of field experience will be beneficial.
  3. Additional education and training in a skilled trades background in addition to completing high school and/or GED with special consideration given to those who have completed an IEC Apprenticeship Program.
  4. Basic computer skills including the ability to email, use the internet, and utilize programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  5. The ability and willingness to learn and use application specific software to create homework assignments, quizzes and/or tests.  (The software will be provided to you by the IEC Pennsylvania.)  Prior experience with Moodle and other LMS systems is also is requested.
  6. Ability to complete duties without direct supervision.
  7. Good communication skills including proper voice projection for a classroom setting with prior demonstrated experience in public speaking, teaching, and/or training.
  8. Ability to coach, train and teach adult students and maintain a professional environment.


  1. Develop lesson plans that will be used to teach all lessons in the IEC Apprenticeship Curriculum utilizing the textbooks, lessons, test banks, and materials provided by the Chapter.  Methods may include lectures, demonstrations, media presentations, and practice activities that are appropriately educational and incorporate proper safety.  Any instructor requests for modifying lessons or using alternate materials must get advance approval. 
  2. Establish reasonable method for communicating with students in a timely manner.  This may include being available before or after class to assist students individually.
  3. Prepare a syllabus that communicates the semester’s schedule of lessons, homework expectations, midterm exam, final exam, and lab activities.  Submit syllabi to the Apprenticeship Coordinator one week prior to the start of each semester.
  4. Understand all Chapter policies for students, and enforce those policies with students.  Report any student violations of policies to the Chapter.
  5. Prepare and submit proper class attendance records, time sheets, grade reports and other administrative items within the required time per Chapter policies.
  6. Comply with mandatory class times and locations, and all dates including make-ups if needed.
  7. Manage behavior of students during class time, labs, and guest speakers.
  8. Notify the Chapter promptly for any instances when the instructor cannot teach.  If the instructor is able to reach the Chapter, the instructor will provide lesson plans by submitting via email to the Apprenticeship Coordinator to be printed for or sent to the substitute instructor.  If the instructor is unable to reach the Chapter, the instructor would be responsible for notifying students and contractors of any last-minute cancellations.
  9. Attend and participate in instructor meetings and instructor training sessions as required.
  10. Maintain and return equipment, materials, and textbooks to the Chapter as required.  Report damage or loss in a timely fashion.  Understand that Instructors are responsible for the prompt return of all IEC materials upon separation for any reason, or as requested by the Chapter. 
  11. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, the highest ethics, and safe work practices at all times.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Able to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear over a 3-hour time period.
  2. Able to operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment (i.e., Xerox copier).
  3. Able to reach with hands and arms.
  4. Able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-60 pounds.
  5. Able to bring and/or wear to class their personal protective equipment (PPE) and use safety equipment as is appropriate to the work to prevent injury to self or others.

Keyword search:  teacher, instructor, trainer, facilitator


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