Technical Trainer

Chicago, IL | Full-time


Title: Automotive Technical Instructor

Location: Chicago, IL

Availability: Normal working hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST) with flexibility as needed

We are seeking an junior-level Technical Instructor for a large automotive OEM client.

Under the supervision of a Technical Instructor the Junior Instructor is responsible for the facilitation of all client Technical Training courses using the approved Trainer Accreditation delivery methodology. This includes set up of courses and tear down. It may require some travel to other training locations or other specified locations to deliver remote training. In addition, virtual training and webinars for courses will also be required. 

What You'll Be Doing

  • Set up and tear down courses and organize tools
  • Manage tool inventory
  • Clean and maintain local fleet
  • Coordinate local contractors to maintain facility
  • Facilitate live, virtual, and remote technical training
  • Check in training participants and ensure safety protocols are adhered to
  • Ensure participants are properly dressed for a productive and safe session
  • Maintain rosters and close out courses
  • Proctor assessments
  • Bug cars as needed for training tasks

What You'll Bring

  • 1 - 3 years of experience facilitating automotive technical courses with a Luxury Automotive Manufacturer or with a Certified Automotive Technical School
  • Solid knowledge of advanced automotive diagnostics and hybrid / all electric vehicle systems
  • Automotive technical skills; acquired through experience at retailer or independent automotive service facility or through a Technical College or similar training program
  • Computing & analytical skills; MS Word, MS PowerPoint & MS Excel
  • Strong leadership, presentation, and facilitation potential
  • Self-motivation to learn, grow, and develop into a skilled independent facilitator
  • Familiarity with Adult Learning concepts and facilitation styles

Who We Are

Ardent offers a small company feel, with big company results. We’re a custom training provider that helps organizations thrive through their people — by unlocking their potential and improving business performance.

Our three decades of success is due to Ardent’s tenacious team who embody client services in all we do. We’re always on the lookout for innovative, curious, and passionate people who can help us continue to support our clients and achieve our goals.

What We Offer

  • 160 Hours PTO. We trust our employees and want them to establish an ideal work-life balance.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance. We offer excellent benefits for the health of our team and their families.
  • 401K Plan. We support our employees in setting up a comfortable future.
  • Company Paid Short & Long Term Disability. We help employees plan for the unexpected.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Come as you are. Ardent is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

To Apply

Please provide a resume.