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Job Title: Instructor and Performance Evaluator – HVAC Technician

Hours: Part-time, Evenings

Salary: $50.00 to $100 an hour DOE

The instructor plays an important role in the Heating & Air Conditioning Trade.  They teach safety, and the use of Sheet Metal Hand tools. They teach to fabricate and assemble sheet metal using machines and hand tools to produce high quality HVAC ductwork.  They teach Pattern Development, for both Round & Rectangular Ductwork, which is necessary knowledge for people that are only working in the field, so they will have the ability to measure fittings to turn into a shop.

They teach to:

  • Select gauges and types of sheet metal or non-metallic material, according to product specifications.
  • Operate machines to cut, shape, and form sheet metal including Rollers, Roto die Power Brakes, Shears, Hand Brakes, Forming Machines, Computerized Plasma Cutters, and more.
  • Fasten seams and joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, and bonds to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items.
  • Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff, and smooth surfaces, seams, and joints of assembled parts, using hand tools and portable power tools.
  • Finish parts, using hacksaws, and hand, rotary, or squaring shears.
  • Develop and lay out patterns that use materials most efficiently.
  • Insulate ductwork using glue & pinspotter.
  • Maintain equipment, making repairs and modifications when necessary.

Position Overview:   to train students in the theoretical and practical application of a craft.

Applies knowledge of craft discipline, equipment, and tooling manuals.

Lectures class on, safety, installation, programming, and maintenance following manuals, specifications, blueprints, and schematics, and using hand tools, measuring instruments, and testing equipment.

Utilizes the curriculum, following outline, handouts, and texts, and using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotape, and slides.

Demonstrates procedures being taught safely using best practices; following course outline.

Observes and evaluates trainees in the laboratory and answers trainees’ questions.

Administers written and practical exams and writes performance reports to evaluate trainees’ performance.

Knowledge and Experience

Qualified applicants must have either a California Journeyman’s card or a Contractor’s license OR have had either of these in the past AND at least 6 years of experience in the field. Qualified applicants will have knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles. Applicants must be certified by, or willing to be certified by NCCER.


  1. Conducts training classes to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
  2. Presents lectures and conducts discussions to increase students’ knowledge and competence, using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
  3. Observes and evaluates students’ work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
  4. Assembles materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses or projects.
  5. Administers oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate the effectiveness of training.
  6. Determines training needs of students or workers.
  7. Corrects, grades, and comments on lesson assignments.
  8. Prepares reports and maintains records, such as student grades, attendance, training activities, production records, and supply or equipment inventories.
  9. Corresponds with students and staff.
  10. Arranges for lectures by subject matter.
  11. Recommends advancement, transfer, or termination of student or trainee based on mastery of the subject.
  12. Participates in meetings, seminars, and training sessions and integrates relevant information into the training programs.
  13. Solves operational problems and provides technical assistance with equipment and process techniques.
California Journeyman’s card or a Contractor’s license OR have had either of these in the past

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Minimum Hourly Wage: $50.00
Maximum Hourly Wage: $100.00 DOE