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Texas A&M University Training Specialist - Facility Operations in United States

Job Title

Training Specialist - Facility Operations


Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service


Business and Cyber Solutions

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

4 positions to be filled

Temporary/Casual Position


$60.00 per hour

The Training Specialist position, under general supervision will be responsible for providing training and technical assistance within the Manufacturing Assistance Program. This position is responsible for instructing classes and providing technical assistance in the Facility Operations Programs. The Facilities Operations, Training Specialist will train a diverse audience on various aspects of operating a facility, such as a University or National Lab. This individual will use their advanced knowledge of facility operations, maintenance, construction, project management and application of adult learning theories and learning styles to help maximize learner success and ensure overall effectiveness of the course instruction. This position is responsible for performing online and/or classroom instruction, field-based skills training, and/or may provide technical assistance in a specialty area to support other divisions. This position will also be responsible for assisting with course curriculum content, when necessary, to meet learner needs. This position is responsible for utilizing a variety of media to present course material and may assist in creating new and/or updating curriculum content, when necessary, to meet learner needs. This position reports to the Program Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (equivalency: will consider an Associate’s degree with nine years of experience in project management, facility operations or related field experience, or a High School Diploma or GED with eleven years of experience project management, facility operations or related field experience)

  • Seven years of related experience in project management, building trades, construction experience, code enforcement, and/or facilities maintenance.

  • Three years of adult education and/or training experience

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Eight years of in project management, building trades, construction experience, code enforcement, and/or facilities maintenance.

  • Certified Project Manager

  • Licensed Code Enforcement Officer

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to regularly use computer/keyboard

  • Ability to support training delivery for up to 8-10 hours/day (standing)

  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions during instruction

  • Physical conditioning consistent with movement of training equipment, wearing personal protective equipment during instruction as needed, designing, developing, and deploying curriculum for classroom and online training delivery up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to travel independently to other and/or remote locations by driving and/or flying on commercial airlines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of construction and maintenance principals, materials, supplies, tools and equipment

  • Working knowledge of office software and instructional programs

  • Working knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instructing individuals and groups

  • Skilled at leading instruction and provide effective demonstration of required topics

  • Ability to follow instructions and effectively communicate orally and in writing to perform job responsibilities

  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

  • Excellent group facilitation skills

  • Skilled in utilizing various learning and active listening strategies

  • Ability to orally comprehend and express information and use inductive and deductive reasoning

  • Ability to positively and professionally interact with clients and staff, groups of various sizes

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to actively demonstrate the TEEX Values – Safety, Teamwork, Adaptability, Respect, and Stewardship

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and work ethic

  • Exhibit punctuality by arriving to work and scheduled events on time

  • Ability to present course material using a wide variety of media and technology


  • Standard office equipment: computer, keyboard, multifunctional printer, telephone

  • Training equipment


  • This position is security-sensitive.

  • This position may require up to 50% or more travel.

  • This position may require work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.

  • This position allows telecommuting per TEEX guidelines.

  • This is a wage position established to accommodate a temporary organizational need. As such, TEEX does not guarantee any set number of hours or length of employment in this role.

  • This position requires compliance with state and federal laws/codes and Texas A&M University System/TEEX regulations and procedures.

  • All tasks and job responsibilities must be performed safely without injury to self or others in compliance with System and Agency safety requirements.

Essential Duties, Tasks, and Percentages:

Provides instruction and technical assistance for the Facilities Operations Program – 70%:

  • Serves as the Lead Instructor for course deliveries and technical assistance projects

  • Instructs facility operations courses and provides technical assistance

  • Prepares training materials, training aids, and/or equipment prior to course

  • Ensures classrooms are ready for participants

  • Ensures concerned parties, points of contacts, host organization, agencies, are contacted and notified of schedules, locations, and times

  • Ensures participants have achieved terminal objectives of the course

  • Ensures training materials, training aids, and classrooms are secured upon completion of the course

  • Ensures class documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with Division Guidance, Agency and Contractual requirements (if applicable)

  • Administers course pre and post-testing as required

  • Arrives at a minimum of 1 hour before the course is scheduled to begin to ensure the room is set up and to greet arriving participants

  • Follows approved curriculum course outline and timelines

  • Completes required administrative work to include student fees, student records, travel submissions, and time/effort paperwork

Develops/Updates Course Materials – 15%:

  • Actively participates in the development, updating and revising of a course as both a team member and an SME in the curriculum processes

  • Reviews new instructional materials as they become available to determine relevance with current courses

  • Assists with the research and development of lesson plans, outlines, training aids, manuals, and scenarios for practical application

  • Creates and/or updates PowerPoint presentations and /or other graphic training aids

  • Assists in preparing and developing skilled demonstration documents, materials, project aids, and equipment prior to course delivery

  • Serves as a team member in monitoring changes in national trends that could impact current and future courses delivered by the program

  • Actively participates/leads in team meetings and events

Provides Program Support – 5%:

  • Ensures class documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with Division Guidance, Agency and Contractual requirements (if applicable)

  • May assist the Program Director with customer interactions

  • May assist with writing proposals and contracts

  • Submits weekly reports and all associated documentation on time

  • Submits class reports, and travel documentations

  • Assists in the marketing of division programs and events to potential customers and students

  • Ensures requests for travel and post travel claim documentation are completed in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with division and agency guidance

  • May participate in conference activities and if exhibiting, assist with booth set up and operations, and provide potential business contact information to management

Customer Relations-10%:

  • Promotes teamwork with the instructor cadre

  • Positively interacts with fellow staff, wage instructors, external and internal customers

  • Actively works with wage instructors to promote instructor continuity

  • Maintains currency and knowledge of cybersecurity and other materials related to course delivery

  • Participates in other TEEX/Business Cyber Solution programs and initiatives as directed

Additional Program/Division responsibilities:

  • Maintains and safeguards assigned divisional equipment and property

  • Maintains a professional appearance

  • Maintains an orderly and clean workspace

  • Performs additional work duties as assigned

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.