GP Strategies Corporation Automation and Controls Instructor in Houston, Texas

Automation and Controls Instructor

Location: _US - TX - Houston

Job Type: Temporary Part-Time

Relocation Available: No

Job Code ID: 12493


GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.

Position Summary

The Field Technical Instructor (PART-TIME) position requires an enthusiastic, knowledgeable individual that can convey complex, technical subjects to learners in a clear and interesting way. The FTI must be an excellent communicator and possess solid technical skills in Industrial Automation control products across multiple product families.

This individual will be responsible for further development in terms of classroom presentation skills and technical product knowledge. The FTI, with direction from the immediate supervisor, has responsibility for maintaining his/her utilization required to meet company objectives, and managing his/her schedule in order to upgrade his/her instructional, technical, and product skills.

Job Tasks

  • Deliver performance based training for customers both in-house and at the customer site.

  • Align with customers to identify specific training tasks and requirements for tailored and custom delivery.

  • Maintain technical competency in assigned courses while expanding product competency.

  • Maintain and continue to develop instructional/platform skills.

  • Setup, teardown, and properly pack all classroom equipment.

  • Maintain classroom equipment in good working condition.

  • Report any issues that impact delivery or customer satisfaction to management immediately, following up with details in an Instructor Course Assessment Form (ICAF).

  • Communicate with students to identify follow-on opportunities for training and/or product sales.

  • Diagnose student performance weaknesses and select appropriate remedial activities.

  • Analyze student evaluations and take appropriate actions to solve any noted deficiencies.

  • Monitor class evaluations to assure customer satisfaction.

  • Know and understand the target industries.

  • Support sales activities as deemed appropriate.

  • Set a professional example for others and assume the role of mentor for associates and trainees.

Additional Requirements:

  • Lifting: Raising or lowering objects from one level to another (including upward pulling) up to 50 lbs.

  • Travel: Extensive travel is required (up to 100%); may include weekend travel

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Industrial Education, Electrical Engineering, Technical Instruction, or other technical curriculum or 5+ years field experience.

  • Previous teaching experience in Industrial Automation Control field (PLCs, Drives, Motion Control, Industrial Networking, etc.)

  • Experience using and programming Rockwell Automation hardware including Logix5000 controllers, PowerFlex drives, and HMIs using Studio 5000, and other FactoryTalk software.

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.