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Lead Instructor for Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education Programs - (full-time, Rancho Cordova, CA) Refreshed 4-17-19

Electrical Instructor, Nights and/or Saturdays - (part-time; hiring ongoing; multiple positions open; anywhere in California) Refreshed 2-21-19


Part-Time WECA Instructor - Nights and/or Saturdays

Are you on top of your game as an experienced electrician? Do you have what it takes to be a WECA instructor? 

WECA is currently hiring part-time instructors for night and weekend classes. 

- Are you an experienced and knowledgeable electrical professional, with at least one of the following qualifications?

- Certified Residential or General Electrician with at least five years in the trade?

- Current C10 Contractors license with at least 5 years in the trade?

- Electrical engineering degree with some electrical trade experience?

- Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?

- Retired electrician with 10 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?

- Maintenance electrician with 10 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?

- Electrician working for a non-C10 contractor with 7 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?

- Are you an excellent communicator? 

- Do you have a passion for teaching, explaining, and sharing your knowledge with others?

- Do you have at least 5 years in the electrical trade?

- Do you know how to use a computer?

- Would you like the opportunity to teach from your own home computer*, if you have the skills, equipment and an internet connection that meets WECA's requirements?

- Would you like to be paid a starting rate of $35 per hour, with regular evaluation for performance-based raises?

If you answered yes to the questions above, email your resume and a letter of interest to hr@goweca.com.

*Partial list of requirements in order to be able to teach from home two nights per week from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.:

- A quiet room containing all equipment needed to teach.

- Reliable, High Speed Internet Connection

- Computer:


- 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1; At least 2 GB RAM

- Additional requirements for RAM, OS, and browser

Mac OS

- 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor for Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, and 10.9

- Additional requirements for RAM, OS, and browser 

Lead Instructor for Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education Programs - Full-time, Rancho Cordova, CA

Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., a statewide electrical trade association which provides educational solutions to the industry, seeks a Lead Instructor for our Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education programs. The position is full-time and based out of our Northern California headquarters in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Supervise instructors in the GetWired! and Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education Programs at WECA, including evaluation, coaching, and discipline as necessary.
  • Evaluate and interview applicants for teaching positions.
  • Hire, onboard, and train new instructors.
  • Continuously evaluate instructors; evaluation process will include observing live classes and watching recordings
  • Enforce quality standards in ET/CE teaching deliver
  • Teach Get Wired classes a minimum of 4 nights a week and at least two Saturdays a month
  • Teach Two-Day Exam Prep and other ET/CE classroom courses, as needed and assigned.
  • Supervise Saturday onsite lab days in Rancho Cordova
  • Make decisions about course viability and resourcing in conjunction with the Operations Team
  • Participate in regularly scheduled GET WIRED! team meetings, suggest improvements, and apply decisions made during the meetings to your work.
  • Oversee GetWired! lab management for all locations
  • Manage and account for all Rancho Cordova/Mather ET-CE lab materials and inventory.
  • Manage lab materials purchasing for ET/CE programs for all locations. Ensure purchases are made within existing budget.
  • Manage setup and lab supplies of all Northern California weekend onsite labs
  • Handle weekend instructor no-show or locked building calls on assigned weekend mornings, identify problem and solution, and communicate the solution to the student caller as soon as possible.
  • Act as backup in completing instructor payroll.
  • Oversee new instructor setup procedures; make sure they receive all necessary teaching materials
  • Manage the preparation of yearly budgets for: ET/JCE lab materials, PT instructor payroll, Get Wired instructor books and remote ET instructor materials (headsets, battery backups, patch cables)
  • Assist with Quality Control and regular checks of online course content
  • Provide basic technical support to online instructors
  • Assist the Get Wired Training Manager with Train the Trainer events
  • Submit Curriculum Correction Requests, when needed, using the online form.  Oversee the part-time instructors to do the same.
  • Become familiar with all ET and Get Wired courses from a teaching perspective
  • Oversee textbook and material fulfillment and technical training for new hires.
  • Communicate with ET Instructors and subordinates in a manner that is clear, encouraging and supportive in tone
  • Provide various services and functions related to GetWired program delivery and in support of WECA’s Continuing Education and Electrician Trainee Programs as needed and as assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Experience (Required):

The ET-CE Lead Instructor will bring a combination of formal training and employment in the electrical construction and educational fields to include:

  • Working knowledge of the NEC, and of pertinent City and State inspection requirements;
  • A thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installing and repairing electrical wiring systems, controls and electrical machinery and equipment in buildings, programmable logic controllers, and construction site wiring; An understanding of AC/DC electronics/electricity, mathematics from basic right-angle trigonometry, solid state and digital electronics;
  • Successfully pass the California State Certification Exam, or the ability to attain within the next six (6) months: General Electrical
  • Five (5) years of verifiable work experience within the electrical construction industry; Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience managing people and projects
  • General office and record keeping skills
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated skills using such software platforms as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT. Experience with or willingness to learn Examview, Visio, CPS.
  • Experience providing effective instruction, in-person, over webinar, and indirectly through self-paced curriculum, including curriculum delivery and
  • supervision of lab activities; Creates an environment that is conducive to learning while ensuring the safety of students, and prevents stock loss or damage with regard to equipment; monitors students’ behavior to maintain discipline and safety
  • Post-secondary diploma, degree, or certification in related field required
  • Knowledge of common office equipment operation (copiers, etc.)
  • Friendly, professional and helpful attitude
  • Self-motivated Team Player
  • Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association

Learn more about our organization, Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., at www.goweca.com.

Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for the position, as well as your salary requirements, to hr@goweca.com. We look forward to hearing from you.