Technical Instructor
Pleasant Ridge, MI 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

Travel: 8-10 days of travel per month and home on the weekends!

  • Have you created content that has been delivered to students via an LMS?

  • Do you know what an IP address is and can you EL15?

  • Have you ever taken anything apart just to see what's going on inside?

If you like where this is going, this might be the gig for you. DM us if you are interested.

The Company:

Cognex is the global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision. We are a financially strong international company with a culture that maintains the fast paced, creative environment of a startup. Our employees, proudly called "Cognoids," take their work seriously, but don't take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes our employees for their innovation, perseverance and hard work in a fun, rewarding, and quirky environment. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all

This position is responsible for delivering and evaluating Cognex multimedia product courses and other education resources for all major Cognex products. Work involves the following areas: classroom courses, customer site courses, online courses, instructional videos, student record keeping, and special projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers prepared and engaging multimedia presentations to classrooms of up to 20 people in person and virtually

  • Facilitates guided lab exercises by providing feedback and coaching to students

  • Provides feedback for instructional design team and manager regarding course design

  • Possesses knowledge of setup and applications for all major Cognex products including but not limited to: DataMan, In-Sight, VisionPro, Cognex Designer, ViDi, and Ether-Inspect

  • Maintains classroom lab and computer equipment, including software updates and electrical troubleshooting

  • Enters student records into CRM

  • Arranges personal travel and lodging to regional sites and customer facilities to deliver Cognex product classes

  • Coordinates site booking, meal catering, equipment shipping, and materials order for on-site classes as needed

  • Takes direct responsibility and completes special projects assigned by manager

  • Creates polished instructional videos for external and internal consumption

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience creating presentations, videos, interactive tutorials and assessments for use in self guided training

  • Teaching by delivering engaging courses. Listens patiently to customers, and helps them achieve their learning objectives. Ability to explain complicated topics in a simple and tactful way

  • Proficiency with PCs, Microsoft 365 Suite and basic networking knowledge

  • Willing to travel to deliver on-site courses at regional and customer facilities

  • Able to provide and receive feedback, collaborate with, and assist other team members and other teams on daily work tasks and projects

  • Previous experience troubleshooting, setting up, or developing applications utilizing Cognex Equipment desired

  • Vision system knowledge: Basic knowledge of cameras and lenses a strong plus

  • Speaking and writing multiple languages is a strong plus based on region

Minimum education and work experience required:

  • Technical Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Experience in a similar role

Additional Job Description

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cognex is an equal opportunity employer. Cognex evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.


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Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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