General Trades Instructor

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Job Description

Full Time - Rochester, NY

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning is adding to our team! Since 1945, Isaac has been a Western NY leader in providing HVAC services to homeowners. If you are a highly motivated individual who can deliver top-quality service while maintaining our highest standards for safety and quality, then send us a copy of your resume today! As a Rochester Top 100 company with six branches, you will be joining a growing company with deep roots in the community and a well-known desirable workplace culture that puts safety and people first.

Job Title: General Trades Instructor

The Skilled Trades Entry Program at our Training & Education Center in Rochester, New York, has an opening for a General Trades Instructor for a new program beginning this fall.

The General Trades Instructor is responsible for providing classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for entry level employment in a variety of jobs in the construction industry. The instructor will teach courses related to the core skills used in residential and commercial settings. Topics include safety, hand/power tool use, site preparation, measurement and layout, footings and foundation, construction framing, rough plumbing and electric, and other related topics.


Career Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of six years full-time or the equivalent part-time occupational experience in carpentry & general construction Foreman/Leadership roles.
  • OSHA 10 Construction Safety Certification
  • Successful completion of a drug screen, background and driving record check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach and communicate with students of varied multicultural backgrounds.
  • Successful teaching or vocational training experience.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and methods which enhance student success.

Required Job Functions

  • Demonstrate skill, knowledge, and abilities in the trades being instructed
  • Develop and use a variety of teaching methods and materials to assist students who have differing educational and experiential backgrounds in meeting the course outcomes.
  • Maintain appropriate professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community.
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of program goals.
  • Review, evaluate, recommend, and effectively use student learning materials.
  • Provide students with a written and accessible course syllabus that follows the course goals, requirements, expectations, evaluation methods and schedule of work.
  • Maintain a classroom and lab environment that promotes teaching and learning.
  • Be available for and encourage conferences with students so there is a clearer understanding of the students’ work and the possibility of improvement.
  • Assist with marketing programs and recruiting students.
  • Participate in department meetings as necessary.
  • Participate in the college planning process by assisting in the formulation of goals and objectives and budget priorities.
  • Meet professional assignments in accordance with the ITEC calendar.
  • Participate in business and/or community activities that promote the ITEC mission.
  • Ability to plan course instruction based upon approved syllabus/outline provided to ensure course content and objectives are met.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of teaching styles and methods to accommodate diverse learning styles of students.
  • Successful experience utilizing instructional technologies, including computers, internet resources, and other appropriate media in instruction.
  • Additional duties as assigned by ITEC administrator

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Teach NCCER Carpentry and Building Trades program courses.
  • Develop NCCER Carpentry curriculum and course content
  • Assist in maintaining NCCER program compliance activities
  • Procure, maintain, inspect, and operate various equipment and supplies necessary for program instruction.


The Benefits of Being a Part of the Isaac Family:

  • Health Insurance, 401K with Company contribution, Paid Vacation
  • In-house NATE training and certification
  • One of the best company cultures from a Rochester Top 100 growing company
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Competitive hourly wage/salary

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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