Job Description for Inspire Africa Training Manager

Training Manager

Position: Training Manager
Location: Cape Town
Report to: Senior Management
Responsible for: Instruct clients on how to do 3D modelling and teach them about 3D printing, fly and code using drones, troubleshooting drones and 3D printers. Facilitate online (Microsoft Teams and Zoom) and face to face courses. Manage customer queries and assist with troubleshooting of technical drone related issues. Assist at education, CSI, conferences and corporate events and activations in whatever capacity may be required. Ensure that all instructors are trained and current. Ensure that you keep up to date, learn, and train instructors on all developed curriculum.
Communicates & Cooperates with: Senior Management; Corporate, Government and Education stakeholders; Drone pilots and instructors; Drone equipment suppliers.

Position Overview:

As the Inspire Africa Training Manager, you will be required to manage, lead and train the instructors to present 3D printing courses, drones and coding courses, teacher training, events, team-building workshops, conferences and more. You and the instructors working with you will be teaching educators and clients about 3D printing, 3D modelling, drones and coding with drones. All instructor training material will be included in your employment. Experience in 3D modelling, 3D printing, flying drones, building drones, coding, teaching and working with children and adults would be advantageous.

As the Training Manager, you are the face of the brand, and will therefore be required to always act professionally and maintain a professional appearance. Inspire Africa is comprised of a very motivated and ambitious team and look forward to welcoming new members into the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Instructor Management and Interaction:
    • Shift allocation.
    • Training of instructors and potential instructors.
    • Ensure that instructor training material is up to date, and provide feedback to the content development team.

You will ensure that both yourself and instructors can perform the below tasks:

  • 3D Printing Training:
    • Present 3D modelling instruction and 3D printing theory;
    • Train educators in Fusion 360, Tinkercad and Blender;
    • Provide practical, hands-on training;
    • Provide training for educators;
    • Assist customers to operate 3D printers;
    •  Set up 3D printing areas in schools.
  • Drone Courses:
    • Present drone safety and flying theory;
    • Provide practical, hands-on training;
    • Provide training and coaching for children from ages 8 and up;
    • Assist customers to build drones;
    • Perform demo flights;
    • Prepare and maintain equipment;
    • Teach DroneBlocks coding and Python programming.
  • Corporate Activations and Team-building events:
    • Fly DJI drones and other drones;
    • Communicate clearly about what Inspire Africa is about;
    • Explain disruptive technologies;
    • Engage with clients in a professional and friendly manner;
    • Prepare equipment.
  • Event duties:
    • Assist the Inspire Africa marketing and events personnel and event organisers to achieve goals;
    • Assist with any equipment/ merchandise sales;
    • Prepare all equipment.
  • Equipment maintenance and care:
    • Assist in the maintenance of drones, 3D printers and other equipment;
    • Ensure all equipment is treated with care and handled responsibly as per the manufacturers guidelines and/or best practice;
    • Compile SOP’s for the handling and operating of all equipment, where required;
    • Perform kit checks.
  • Work with the content team to ensure that existing content is fault free and suggest areas of improvement in the Inspire Africa products.

Skills/Traits Required:

  • Enthusiasm and a shared vision for the company and its products and services.
  • Professional appearance at all times.
  • Self-motivator.
  • Team player.
  • Hardworking.
  • Flexible.
  • Problem solver.
  • Well spoken.
  • Proficient on PowerPoint, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Required Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Minimum Grade 12.
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in either 3D Modelling or 3D Printing.
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in a management role.
  • Minimum 1 years experience in flying drones.
  • Experienced in presenting and teaching/training adults and children.
  • Must have coding experience, preferably in Python and/or Javascript.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview during which there will be an initial skills test.

As you will sometimes be working with children, you will be required to submit a certified copy of an identity document for police clearance purposes.

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