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Ford Technical Instructor - Cincinnati, OH
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Job Description

Position Summary

The AT OEM Technical Instructor at the Mason, OH location will be responsible for delivering technical training to OEM Dealer technicians or MSAT students. This position will provide coaching, technical expertise and encouragement while allowing technicians or students structured opportunities to improve their own proficiency. 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. Lab and classroom instruction may be delivered at customer or non UTI facility. Effective presentation skills are vital in this role, as well as the ability to ensure standards and goals are met in a given timeframe; this may include independent decision making. 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 / MSAT students 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 / MSAT students 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 guide.

* Goes through all curriculum 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 OEM management.

* Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Education / Experience

* High School Diploma or GED required.

* Vocational School Certificate or Degree in Applied Sciences recommended.

* ASE Certifications as required by OEM

* Ability to deliver the scope of the OEM courses, as determined by OEM.

* Prior OEM instructional experience preferred.

* Five years' experience as an instructor in technical/soft skills preferred.

* Prior history as an OEM technician preferred.

* Prior history as an automotive technician required.

* 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 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.

* Travel requirements will vary.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Universal Technical Institute Inc. is a provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The Company offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 10 campuses across the United States. It also offers manufacturer specific advanced training (MSAT) programs that are sponsored by the manufacturer or dealer at 18 dedicated training centers. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 (fiscal 2008), the Company's average undergraduate enrollment was 14,941 full-time students. (Source: 10-K)