Instructor, Auto Technician in Lopez, PA at ResCare

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description


Title: Instructor, Auto Technician

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Instructor, Auto Technician.

About this Line of Business

ResCare Workforce Services is the nation's leading and most comprehensive provider of services and solutions designed to help put people to work.  

With more than 400 urban, suburban and rural ResCare-managed operations throughout the nation, ResCare's team of more than 4,500 workforce professionals sets the industry's best practices, assisting approximately 1 million job seekers a year, states and state job boards and thousands of employers.

Within this business, Workforce Services offers a combination of career center operations, Job Corps centers, business services and family support functions, and is the largest for-profit collection of workforce solutions in the U.S.  Through the six elements of our world-class service delivery model, our team of experts have an enhanced ability to connect employers with qualified job seekers.

As a(n) Instructor, Auto Technician you will: 

Instructs trainees in automotive repairs on automobiles and light trucks by performing the following duties.

  • Instructs trainees in major tune-ups, brake repairs, and general auto maintenance, and other tasks identified in course curriculum.
  • Revises, rewrites, and updates auto technician repair curriculum according to career technical manual.
  • Plans and supervises work of trainees, individually or in small groups, in shop area.
  • Instructs trainees in subject matter and uses audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations
  • Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in trade, and lectures on theory, techniques, and terminology.
  • Prepares or follows teaching outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines, assigns lessons, and corrects classroom papers.
  • Administers tests to evaluate trainees' progress, records results, and issues reports to inform trainee of their progress.
  • Presents lectures and discussions to group to increase trainees' knowledge or career technical training competence.
  • Confers with school counselors and academic teaching staff to obtain testing information and to gain insight on trainee behavioral disorders affecting learning process.
  • Designs and coordinates special help programs for low achievers.
  • Attends professional meetings, writes reports, and maintains records.
  • Teaches rules of conduct.
  • Emphasizes and enforces safety rules and regulations while in training.
  • Instructs the 8 Career Success Standards, social and employability skills.
  • Counsels trainees when adjustment and academic problems arise.
  • Keeps attendance and grade records as required by the Acosta Center.
  • Advises trainees of potential employment opportunities.
  • Checks and maintains equipment daily.
  • Coordinates class field trips.
  • Maintains classroom discipline at all times and implements corrective action and behavior management as appropriate.
  • Follows all guidelines, policies, and procedures set forth by the Department of Labor/Job Corps and ResCare, Inc.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic computer literacy. Experience working with youth and youth adults 16-24 years old preferred.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to
top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


ASE certification. Current state driver's license, Arizona Vocational Teachers and CPR/First Aid certifications.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne
particles.  The employee is frequently exposed to vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Additional Information

Certified, licensed, or accredited in the state of Pennsylvania or accredited by a professional trade organization.


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

P.O. BOX 218 ROUTE 487 NORTH , LOPEZ, PA 18628 USA