Lecturer-Vocational Overhead Electrical Line Worker Instructor

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time




For successful entry into the electrical utility trades or apprenticeship programs, the Overhead Electrical Line Worker instructor prepares students for the various safety requirements and skills needed for the job.

Dawson Technical Institute (DTI) is dedicated to providing students with intensive and comprehensive industry validated training in the construction trade and utility industries. DTI is committed to preparing students to compete in these industries by offering relevant competency-based instruction that leads to unionized apprenticeships and other relevant trade and utility worker opportunities

  • Lesson planning and classroom instruction using the approve Line Worker Curriculum (theory and contextualized learning and assessment).
  • Classroom/lab preparation and yard preparation. Lab contact hours with students, lab clean up, material preparation for student lab work.
  • BrightSpace System administrative work for courses.
  • Instructor staff trainings, self-development meetings, workshops and customer visits on and off the DTI site.
  • Assure students being supervised are working in a safe manner in classrooms, laboratories, the training yard and in offsite visits.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements, equipment usage, and field related lineman techniques.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of training and achievement of program goals.
  • Ten years of experience as a lineman with an electrical utility company, with at least 3 years of experience in troubleshooting and/or safety.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of overhead high voltage electric line work, as well as electric theory for the utility industry.
  • Ability to construct and operate high voltage electric line equipment and operate necessary utility vehicles.
  • Capability to demonstrate the use of safety rules, requirements and PPE mandatory in the high voltage industry.
  • Exhibit sensitivity to a multicultural student population.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to teach and/or reinforce concepts of Cast test related mathematics.
  • Working independently and exercising sound judgement; maintaining confidentiality in all matters related to students
  • Ability to work under pressure and exercise flexibility as needed.
  • The following credentials are a plus: An electrician's license from the City of Chicago (will count as two industry credentials) or an IBEW journeyman's Card (will count as two industry credentials).
  • Knowledge of safety requirements, equipment usage, and field related lineman techniques.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of training and achievement of program goals.
  • Knowledge of computer equipment operations and various software programs including, word processing, database management and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Assure that all required instructional and building materials are available when needed and are in safe working order.
  • Expertise in the installation, repair and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical power lines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Installation and removal of transformers, switches, circuit breakers and other overhead line and underground devices.
  • Expertise in pole top rescue.
  • Be able to use a learning management system. Instructor will be provided training.
City Colleges of Chicago is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer

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