First Year Instructor (HVAC/R, Plumbing, Steamfitting), Full-Time

Local 290 Training Center
20220 SW Teton Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062
$2,700.40 a week - Full-time

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  • $2,700.40 a week

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed
  • Monday to Friday


20220 SW Teton Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • On-the-job training
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

First Year Full-Time Instructor Job Posting

June 2024


First Year full time instructors train apprentices in universal skills and knowledge across disciplines. Full time instructors train apprentices in universal skills and knowledge in their respective disciplines. Instructors teach in person several weeks per year and are available for in-person apprentice meetings, contests, and to support testing.

Full-time instructors are based in the Tualatin Training Center and no travel or instruction at satellite training centers is required currently. However, some travel to satellite locations for special programming may be required from time to time.

Reports to: Curriculum Coordinator

Direct Reports: None

Status: Full-time Salary Exempt, At-will, Non-represented

Pay: $2,700.04 weekly, approximately $140,402.08 annually

Other Benefits + Resources include: 

  • Local, National, and Officers Pensions
  • Company phone and laptop
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits individual + family, premiums 100% paid by employer
  • 160 Hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Per Calendar Year
  • Eligible to participate in the UA local 290 401(k) plan, subject to plan terms (no matching)
  • EAP Program
  • Annual ITP Training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-directed in work and meets deliverables and deadlines
  • Customer service acumen, timely and helpful responses to others’ needs
  • Demonstrable organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Effective communicator, responsive to others, share information and includes the right people in decision making and conversations
  • Creative problem solver
  • Collaborative and approachable
  • Ability to manage several competing priorities
  • Ability to adapt to changes and shifting priorities

Required Certifications, Licenses, Education and Skills:

  • Required License and Certifications in the applicant's specific trade;
  • LEB Oregon (in the HVAC/R trade)
  • Plumbing License Oregon (in the Plumbing Trade)
  • Class 5 Boiler License (in the Steamfitting or HVAC/R)
  • 5 + years' experience as a Journey worker or higher in their trade, or equivalent experience instructing for the same or similar apprenticeship program
  • Working knowledge of Office 365 programs, including Excel, Outlook, Word, Forms
  • Working knowledge of Teams and other online video conferencing systems including Zoom
  • Experience and comfort using iPads
  • Any other certifications necessary to instruct with authority and to maintain compliance

Preferred Experience:

  • Current UA Certifications
  • OSHA 30
  • Basic Life Support + First Aid
  • Experience leading a complex project
  • 10+ years' experience as a Journey worker in the field, or equivalent experience instructing for the same or similar apprenticeship program
  • 1+ years as a current or former instructor in the same or similar apprenticeship program
  • ITP Instructor Certification
  • Associates Degree or other professional certification related to the trade

The following work activities will be preferred and helpful:

  • Curriculum development work experience
  • Project Management experience is helpful
  • Experience working as an instructor in a similar environment

Industry Knowledge that will be helpful:

  • Understanding of trade apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs
  • Advanced knowledge of licensing and certification requirements

Core Activities

  • Instruction
  • Curriculum Management
  • Administration
  • Support
  • Other Duties and Activities will be assigned or updated as needed


This position is on site, and is a mix of seated work at a computer, walking, bending, and using tools, climbing ladders, work at floor level and above, sometimes on knees and other positions in the course of building trainers, climbing, pulling, occasionally driving long distances, occasionally using a forklift, and regularly using vision to inspect work product. Regularly lifting 50 lbs. The main campus where the job mostly takes place is large and flat, significant walking is required to get from each area of the building.


There are currently six (6) training centers in the state of Oregon and one (1) in California, with a future site planned to be opened in Washington. Some travel to satellite locations may be required from time to time.

ADA Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

EEO (Equal Employment Opportunities) Statement

The Local 290 Training Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities or job sites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


Our Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee’s (JATC) primary mission is to train highly qualified, skilled, and marketable Plumbers, Steamfitters, and HVAC/R technicians for our industry. We are dedicated to developing professionals who bring expertise, character, and a sense of teamwork to the clients we service, the contractors who employ us and the union we represent.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $2,700.40 per week


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed


  • Journey worker: 5 years (Required)


  • LEB Oregon (Preferred)
  • Class 5 Boiler (Preferred)
  • EPA Certification (Preferred)
  • OSHA 30 (Preferred)
  • Basic Life Support + First Aid (Preferred)
  • Plumbing License Oregon (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Tualatin, OR 97062: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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