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Fedcap Solar Technician Program Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts

We are immediately hiring in Boston, Massachusetts! Join us at Community Work Services (CWS) for an exciting career as the Solar Technician Program Instructor!

MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19. Required to provide documentation during Onboarding process.

Mission: To help people who face barriers to work obtain employment and achieve self-sufficiency through innovative job training, placement, and support services

Community Work Services (CWS) was founded in 1877 as the Cooperative Society of Visitors Among the Poor of Boston to provide services to the poor of Boston and address the roots of poverty through employment, education, and housing improvements. Its founder, Annie Fields, is said to have been a transitional figure in the development of a professional social-service network. Mrs. Fields hoped to apply business principles and efficiency to benevolent activities and charity work. Today CWS provides job placement, training, and support services in the Boston area.

Community Work Services joined The Fedcap Group in 2013

Job Title: Solar Technician Program Instructor

Location: Boston

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Solar Technician Program Instructor will support the technical-education instruction for trainees entering the renewable energy career field, specifically PV (photovoltaic) systems, and solar energy applications. The trainer will lead instructional sessions for adult trainees for approximately 13 weeks. The primary responsibility will be facilitating an established accredited curriculum under the Clean Energy Access Institute. The pre-made curriculum is supported by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The instructor also supports the trainee’s academic development and career goals to acquire the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate credentials, which recognizes individuals in the solar industry who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic, Solar Heating or Small Wind energy systems.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist members and provide instruction and activities in the areas of photovoltaic systems, design, operations, construction, safety, and best practices.

  • Designs and implements hands-on, lab-oriented solar technology, engineering, and construction-related activities.

  • Provides structured, project-based lessons on industry standards and learning that interconnects career development and integral subject knowledge.

  • Creates and maintains an effective environment for learning.

  • Maintains meaningful positive rapport with trainees, staff, program partners, and stakeholders of Clean Energy Access, organizational affiliates, and industry partners

  • Encourages behavior that promotes character development and professional development.

  • Implements rigorous lesson plans that are driven by technical and performance assessment.

  • Ensures that trainees display knowledge of content standards.

  • Uses CEA’s proprietary LMS and other technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration

  • Implements and analyzes computer-based tutorial lessons on the web or digital learning platforms associated with the industry standards and curriculum.

  • Develops activities which align with standards in the area of focus.

  • Exposes members to a wide variety of skills and knowledge in topics ranging from initial exposure to a deeper understanding. To include lab work and “hands-on training” outside of the classroom, and any practice of learning associated with providing technical capacity for a career in renewable energy.

  • Implements hands-on solar labs for both onsite and remote training.

    Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Valid and current Class D Massachusetts Driver’s License

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a Journeyman or Technician level in the solar industry

  • Three (3) years of experience as a certified teacher in a vocational-technical construction or maintenance related training program preferred

  • OSHA Certified Trainer (Preferred)

  • PV Installation Professional Certification ( Preferred)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience working in and/or ability to demonstrate commitment to nonprofit work targeting economically disadvantaged populations: youth, homeless, elderly, ex-offenders, low wage earners, individuals with disabilities, working families, un/underemployed, and hard-to-place individuals, highly preferred.

    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Equal Opportunity Employer