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Trainer/Instructor — Permanent, Full Time

Job Summary

Deliver technical course content which includes fiber optic theory, systems, products used in networks and teach hands-on skills for prepping cables, splicing, testing and handling best practices. Ensure that the knowledge transfer and skills training provided to students are at their highest levels so student expectations are met or exceeded. You will receive several weeks of training and coaching before being deployed to teach classes on your own. Once trained, you will travel to cities across the US, and occasionally internationally, to deliver our classes. Required travel is typically 3 consecutive weeks of classroom training followed by 1 week of working from home.

Responsibilities

  • Professionally and effectively deliver knowledge and technical skills training
  • Manage all equipment and materials required for classes and pack and ship as instructed
  • Ensure students understand and use all class equipment correctly
  • Ensure students are prepared for certifications exams as required
  • Manage all aspects of multi-day training classes, including time management for knowledge transfer, skills training, certification review and proctoring certification exam. Assure all consumable replacements are identified and communicated and all required administrative tasks are completed accurately and on time
  • Remain fluent with technology trends to meet student expectations and answer questions
  • Direct students to correct channels for after class product sales or future training needs
  • Keep up to date on current fiber technology and product trends
  • Provide ongoing technical research and serve as a subject matter expert for content developers to ensure training materials are accurate and up to date - as assigned when not training

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent presentation and people skills
  • Able to adapt quickly to different experience levels or customer expectations
  • Truly love to teach and share your knowledge
  • Enjoy travel – this is a travel intensive position – 70% travel
  • Able to learn new products and procedures quickly
  • Professional and positive outlook
  • 100% Reliable

Qualifications

  • Expertise in various aspects of fiber optic, telecommunications or broadband technologies
  • Field experience with fiber optic or other communications infrastructure
  • Technical training or teaching experience a plus
  • Minimum 5 years work experience, 10+ preferred

Working Conditions

  • Lifting of equipment boxes onto dollies, packing and unpacking, standing part of class time are all required. Equipment boxes are 40-60 lbs.

Contract Instructor

Deliver technical course content which includes fiber optic theory, systems, products used in networks and teach hands-on skills for prepping cables, splicing, testing and handling best practices. Insure that the knowledge transfer and skills training provided to students are at their highest levels so student expectations are met. You will be trained before being deployed to teach classes on your own. Once trained, you will travel to cities across the US to deliver our classes. Contract instructors are generally asked to work 1-2 weeks/month and are scheduled ahead. 

Responsibilities

  • Professionally and effectively deliver knowledge and technical skills training
  • Manage all equipment and materials required for classes and pack and ship as instructed
  • Ensure students understand and use all class equipment correctly
  • Ensure students are prepared for certifications exams as required
  • Manage all aspects of multi-day training classes, including time management for knowledge transfer, skills training, certification review and proctoring certification exam. Assure all consumable replacements are identified and communicated and all required administrative tasks are completed accurately and on time
  • Remain fluent with technology applications in order to meet student expectations and answer questions
  • Direct students to correct channels for follow-up needs
  • Keep up to date on current fiber technology and product trends

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent presentation and people skills
  • Able to adapt quickly to customer needs for classes with different experience levels or expectations
  • Truly love to teach and share your knowledge
  • Enjoy travel
  • Able to learn new products and procedures quickly
  • Professional and positive outlook
  • 100% Reliable

Qualifications

  • Expertise in various aspects of fiber optic, telecommunications or broadband technologies
  • Field experience with fiber optic or other communications infrastructure
  • Technical training or teaching experience a plus
  • Minimum 5 years work experience

Working Conditions

  • Lifting of equipment boxes onto dollies, packing and unpacking, standing part of class time are all required. Equipment boxes are 40-60 lbs


Technical Manager - Fiber Optic SME

Job Summary

Work with team of instructional designers, fiber industry experts, and technical trainers to create world class fiber optic training. Serve as fiber optic subject matter expert, consulting with instructional design staff to ensure content is technically accurate, relevant and will meet customer expectations. You will build and maintain relationships with industry standards organizations to make sure our training follows current fiber industry best practices and requirements. Work with training staff to ensure they are prepared to deliver new or updated courses. As needed, you may be asked to teach classes or provide ‘train-the-trainer’ activities.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with instructional design staff to distill complex topics into easily consumable training programs
  • Assist with design and development of training products and solutions as needed
  • Review and provide feedback for existing, revised and new training materials to ensure technical accuracy and relevance
  • Assist the team to identify and analyze potential training products and solutions
  • Remain fluent with technology applications
  • Keep up to date on current fiber technology and product trends in broadband and/or enterprise applications
  • Work with industry groups to coordinate course content with certification requirements
  • Create and deliver technology webinars and write articles for industry publications

Personal Qualities

  • Able to describe highly detailed, technical topics in terms understandable by a lay person
  • Excellent presentation and people skills
  • Able to work with customers to adapt content for specific training requests
  • Able to learn new products and procedures quickly
  • Professional and positive outlook
  • Results driven – consistently meeting deadlines for deliverables

Qualifications

  • Expertise in various aspects of fiber optic communications – from the engineering level to the field technician
  • Understanding of fiber optic related standards and best practices
  • Field experience with fiber optic or other communications infrastructure
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the fiber optics industry
  • Instructional design, technical training or teaching experience a plus
  • Degree in applicable technical field
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