OJT Workshop Instructor

Position Summary

The On-the-Job Trainer (OJT) Workshop Instructor provides full service and on-site facilitation of one-day OJT Workshops.  Instructors must establish an intimate knowledge of NIMS OJT principles, curriculum, presentation and materials, and hands-on activities.  Instructors will closely engage with workshops hosts and attendees prior to, during, and following workshops.  

Training requires three steps:

  1. Instructor candidates will attend one live workshop.  Candidates will participate in all activities, as would a regular attendee.
  2. Instructor candidates will receive one-day training from a NIMS representative. 
  3. Instructor candidates will attend one live workshop to shadow an existing instructor.

Reports To

Training and Services Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop intimate knowledge of and expertise in NIMS OJT principles, curriculum, presentation and materials, and hands-on activities

  • Establish an in-depth knowledge of curriculum to properly convey principles through workshop slides and handouts.
  • Understand and be prepared to coach attendees through workbook and hands-on activities.
  • Establish an proficiency in NIMS credentialing procedures (registration, performance assessments, theory assessments) 
  •  Oversee completion of performance assessments (prints and CARs)
  •  Proctor online theory testing via NIMS website

Facilitate Machining workshops 

  • Prior to workshop date: 
  • Engage with host to ensure workshop facilities are adequate for instructional and handson activities, and online credential tests; this may require an on-site visit one day prior to the workshop start date
  • Book travel arrangements and document expenses in accord with NIMS contractor travel policy
  • During the workshop: 
  • Lead all theoretical and performance training activities
  • Oversee all credentialing activities
  • After the workshop:
  • Remain available to workshop hosts and attendees for inquiries

Fulfill ongoing training requirements as set forth by NIMS

  • Attend annual instructor training meeting at the NIMS office
  • Attend additional training meetings as scheduled by the NIMS office
  • Assist NIMS with development and/or modification of curriculum and associated materials


  • Minimum five years as an educational instructor or company trainer
  • Minimum A.A. or A.S. degree (required)

Additional Information

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Workshops occur year round and on demand.  Long distance travel may be required.  Hours may include evenings and weekends.  Third shift hours may be required on rare occasion.  

Working locations may include college or high school facilities, or professional training settings, and may include long periods of standing.  Instructors will interact with company trainers

Status and Requirements:

All workshop instructors are independent contractors.  Employment terms and compensation are negotiable and documented in an annual Independent Contractor Agreement.  Workshop instructors must sign a Confidentiality and Non-Solicitation Agreement.

To Apply:

Please fill out this application form, which includes an upload area to add your resume. If you do not have a Google account, which is required to fill out our form, please contact Cathy Metcalf (cmetcalf@nims-skills.org) and Cathy will be able to accept your information in an alternative format.