• Maintenance Development Instructor

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Opening Date 1 year ago(2/16/2017 6:52 PM)
    Job ID
    Bargaining Unit
    Max (Hourly)
    USD $41.26/Hr.
    Min (Hourly)
    USD $36.58/Hr.
    Min Hiring Range
    USD $36.58/Hr.
    Max Hiring Range
    USD $41.26/Hr.
  • Overview

    **This Opening is an Internal Only Position**

    Instructors are responsible for researching, developing and conducting training for new and existing employees as assigned. They are responsible for skills development, procedural instruction, safety and required training.  They perform skill assessment, write new and modify existing curriculum, train mechanics on new equipment, maintain records and instructional resources and monitor the effectiveness of the training programs and handle other maintenance training as necessary.


    The Maintenance Knowledge Development Instructor develops, coordinates and executes programs for employees throughout the corporation as assigned, with primary responsibility for maintenance crafts and the coordination of craft apprenticeship programs. 

    Essential Duties

    1. Researches training subjects; develops course goals, objectives, and course curriculum. Attends meetings and seminars to obtain information useful to train staff and inform management of training programs and goals. Independently investigates and determines processes, then develops plans and processes accordingly. Utilizes a natural curiosity towards discovery and the drive to learn.
    2. Confers with managers, instructors or customer representatives to determine training needs. Prepares training needs assessments as assigned.
    3. Prepares and maintains instructional materials, training aids and other related records. Develops tests, questionnaires, for both written, “hands-on” and oral exams as appropriate; develops procedures to measure curriculum effectiveness to determine if objectives are being met.
    4. Performs critical evaluation and audit of employee skill development.
    5. Evaluates and recommends training aids or programs for purchase.
    6. Assists in development of industrial safety program; develops safety training and safety-related activities.
    7. Develops and monitors apprenticeship programs, as assigned.
    8. Designs evaluation methods, reviews and evaluates training programs to monitor effectiveness and devises methods for improvement; recommends improvements or corrective actions in procedures or equipment within assigned area.
    9. Performs other duties of a similar nature and level, as assigned.



    1. Five years’ technical experience as a heavy-duty vehicle mechanic, including, but not limited to airbrakes, air conditioning, diesel engines, programmable logic control equipment, heavy duty automatic transmissions, and advanced technologies in heavy duty vehicles.
    2. A valid Washington State driver’s license is required. Must have a permit for a Washington Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with passenger endorsement and airbrake restriction lifted by date of hire and the ability to obtain CDL Class B within 6 months from date of hire.
    3. Knowledge of fleet software (i.e. Cummins, Insite, Detroit Pro-Link).
    4. Must possess or have the ability to acquire licenses or certifications specifically related to assigned areas of technical instruction, such as e-learning certification, forklift training, crane certification training, etc.
    5. Must be capable of demonstrating skill in:
    • Writing clear, concise and accurate correspondence and reports containing written and numeric expression.
    • Working independently.
    • Determining methodology to obtain goals.
       6. Must be able to work varied hours.



    • Five years’ experience in the field with a demonstrated ability to instruct others, or a combination of training and experience in equipment maintenance that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.Associate’s degree in diesel technology, training, education, safety or related field.
    • Transit and bus systems experience.
    • E-learning certificate.




    Qualification to enter this position requires KNOWLEDGE of the following:

    1. Knowledge of safety systems and procedures.
    2. Knowledge of modern electronic systems.
    3. Knowledge of apprenticeship programs.


    Qualification to enter this position requires SKILL in:

    1. Skill in operating personal computers.
    2. Skill in operating diagnostic software.
    3. Demonstrated computer skills in utilizing word processing software, Microsoft Windows and email.
    4. Demonstrated skill in effective verbal communication in one-on-one and group settings.
    5. Skill in troubleshooting problems in a shop environment.



     Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

    1. Knowledge of principles and techniques of modern adult education programs.
    2. Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations regarding industrial safety (O.S.H.A., W.I.S.H.A. and D.O.T.).
    3. Knowledge of agency equipment, such as but not limited to buses, facilities and vanpool vehicles, and forklifts.
    4. Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations regarding motor vehicles and public transportation.
    5. Knowledge of corporate policies and procedures.


    Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job

      1. Skill in curriculum development.
      2. Skilled in measuring the effectiveness of a training program.
      3. Skilled in adult-education.
      4. Skilled in designing and implementing training programs and related lesson plans.
      5. Skilled  in monitoring training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded and prepares budget report to justify expenditures.
      6. Skilled in examining written materials, such as repair procedures, and developing hands on skills.
      7. Skilled in conducting classes of instruction and evaluate students.
      8. Skilled in effectively managing multiple projects and tasks to completion in a timely manner.
      9. Skilled in working effectively with employees at all levels of the Corporation, outside agencies and the general public and obtaining cooperation in a complex organization.





    Please submit a complete application, including resume with at least 10 years of work history. Only complete applications will be considered.





    1. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, and carrying may be required as assigned.
    2. Medium Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
    3. Work may be performed in an office, classroom, outdoors or in shop environment with exposure to noise, grease, dirt and fumes. Work may require the instructor to wear respirator or other protective equipment.


    This position is safety-sensitive and is subject to both Federal- and Community Transit-authority drug and alcohol testing.


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