Solar Roof Instructor
Solar Roof Instructor Job Category Service & Energy Installation Location Los Angeles, California Req. ID 60686 Job Type Full-time Apply Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program BUILD THE FUTURE The Role The Solar Roof Instructor will be responsible for conducting instructor led trainings (ILT) and On-the-Job Trainings (OJT) for roofers so that our workforce is knowledgeable and adheres to the best practices in the industry. This will be accomplished through New Hire Onboarding, continuing education courses, as well as hands on training in the field. The ideal candidate has significant experience leading roofing crews and a demonstrated track record of high quality, efficient, and safe installations. This person must be a charismatic motivator and an effective communicator. They must also be patient with new installers, organized, consistent, and creative. This trainer also needs to be self-motivated and driven to manage their time while having a remote reporting structure. In this role they will be able to provide input into the development of content on the best installation, safety, and training practices. The successful candidate will be able to work within a dynamic team environment of Installation Operations, Quality Assurance, and Application Engineering to leverage their experience to help solve challenging and complex problems with innovative solutions. Responsibilities • Conduct Installer Training from start to finish • Complete administrative duties to track learner enrollments, attendance, and course completion • Provide on-site field support and subject matter expertise to installation crews • Perform Quality Audit inspections during the installation and final inspections providing real-time feedback to installers • Overall responsibility for enhancing training content including: • Create and maintain content development for all Solar Roof Instructor Led Trainings • Update information and documentation for our Learner Management System and online Knowledge Asset Management systems • Delivery of material, using most appropriate method • Manage and revise content based on feedback as necessary to adapt to product and process changes • Develop supporting pre-work and ongoing follow up training to emphasize learnings across channels • Create content for weekly toolbox talks when quality issues arise • Responsible for finding exciting and creative ways to deliver training information and material • Make independent decisions on which locations and crews require additional training based on installation quality metrics • Stay abreast of process and policy changes that affect Tesla installation procedures and field employees • Identify opportunities for operational improvements that increase field safety, efficiency, and quality • Conduct regional site visits to evaluate installer work product and use findings to improve training content • Work closely with installation and operations managers to support training requests • Provide onsite training, mentorship, and troubleshooting for crews in the field • Work closely with the engineering teams to ensure robust feedback loop between field and design • Collaborate with the regional coordinator on schedules and travel logistics for trainees • Actively promote a culture of safety in accordance with Tesla and industry standards • Work closely with other departments: Safety, Sales, Operations, Channel Partners, Engineering • Drive other projects as needed by executives or as business needs change Requirements • Minimum 2-years working as a roofer or PV Installer; Experience with Tile roofs or with standing seam metal roofing strongly preferred • Basic electrical knowledge is preferred • Comfortable working with spreadsheets, word processing, and cloud based applications • Knowledge and of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) • Proven management and supervisory skills • Comfortable in a fast paced field environment • Comfortable presenting on camera and for live audiences • Proficiency in installing on all types of buildings with the ability to craft sound solutions to unforeseen field conditions • Understanding of the NEC codes that relate to PV and Energy Product installations • Must have a desire to continue learning and staying up to speed on all Tesla processes • Must be very organized and be able to meet aggressive timelines • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required • Excellent customer service skills required • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, lift 40 pounds, and must be able to work on your feet for long periods of time • Must be willing to travel frequently to regional offices for training • Ability to work in extreme environments, e.g. hot sun, below freezing, crawl spaces, heights, etc. • Experience with plumbing, carpentry and HVAC desirable • Comfortable working with spreadsheets, word processing, and cloud based applications Apply Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program About Tesla Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably. Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place. 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