Construction Trainer


Heart of Oregon Corps

Published
September 14, 2022

Location
Bend, OR

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Job Summary: Heart of Oregon Corps is hiring for a qualified Construction Trainer with motivation, professionalism, talent, and a passion for our mission of empowering and inspiring positive change in the lives of young people (16-24 years old). This is a unique opportunity for a construction professional to share their trade skills with local youth in a stable, year-round, team-centered non-profit environment. The position is 40 hours per week, has great benefits, paid vacation, and helps change lives!

Job Responsibilities: We're looking for a Construction Trainer who can teach young people the skills to construct single family homes and provides supportive coaching to encourage the development of youth's employment and interpersonal skills. This position runs a crew of 6-8 trainees at a worksite, balancing operating a safe job site, teaching young people with no prior construction experience technical construction skills, finishing the project on schedule, and mentoring the trainees to develop good work habits and persist through personal challenges towards their long-term goals. Program locations are in Sisters and Redmond, Oregon and worksites are in Sisters, Prineville, Madras, and/or Redmond (Construction Trainers drive youth to worksites in company rigs). The schedule is Monday-Friday, 40 hours a week, with 6.5 hours on the construction worksite training youth four days per week. The position is supervised by a Construction Manager and is part of a larger program team of 12 and a non-profit org with 6 other programs.

Required Skills and Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have demonstrated journey-man level experience in carpentry and technical skills in construction, with at least 1-3 years' experience of supervising/training others in the construction field. A commitment to safety and an ability to positively and professionally train, teach, coach, and mentor young people while meeting projects schedules is critical. The co-ed program serves diverse youth—including Latino, Native American, and other minority youth, and youth who experience disabilities. Applicants who represent these groups are encouraged to apply. Drivers license, pass back-ground check to work with minors; young adults are our focus so a desire to teach, demonstrate building/construction skills, and appropriate tool safety is a must; ability to create a positive safety culture on a daily basis; willing and able to instruct in the classroom as well as on jobsites; and the ability to redirect/challenge youth as necessary to keep them focused on the tasks at hand.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications: Previous shop teachers or apprenticeship instructors; having received previous hands-on training and experience as a young adult; some computer skills in order to do daily logs, trainings for the youth and in the position of instructor.

Compensation:
Starting wage $23.50-$25.50

Apply Online:  www.heartoforegon.org or contact hr@heartoforegon.org

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