Full-Time Instructor – Dock Builder/ Timbermen

The New York City District Council Carpenters Training Center is seeking a Full-Time Dock Builder /Timbermen Instructor with a minimum of 10-15 years’ work experience with knowledge of means and materials used by commercial Dock Builders/ Timbermen in New York City.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and present program of practical and technical instruction on Dock Builder/Timberman principals, means and methods, including demonstrations of skills required in trade, and lectures on theory, techniques, and terminology. Have a solid understanding of commercial construction in NYC.
  • Plan and supervise work of apprentices, individually or in small groups. Observe apprentices and answer apprentice questions.
  • Instruct apprentices in subject areas such as tool and equipment maintenance, building codes and regulations and safety precautions related to the Dock Builder/Timberman trade.
  • Maintains inventory and equipment records within assigned classroom and work space.
  • Assure that all students abide by the guidelines, policies and rules and regulations as set by the Carpenters Training Center.
  • Test and evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and trade skills.
  • Maintain attendance records, and task sheets. Add new projects in coordination with administration including any new products or technologies new to the market. Recommend or suggest changes for the improvement of the training program.
  • Willingness and possess the ability to be cross trained in all areas of the Dock Builder/Timberman trade and health and safety courses.



  • Knowledge of training theory and its practical application.
  • Skilled in prioritizing and assigning work; preparing reports; adapting instruction to meet individual needs.
  • Strong ability for speaking in public.
  • Instructing journey level members, implementing course material, and maintaining cohesive multi-level group dynamics.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Prior trade instruction is a plus.
  • DOT and AWS certified is a plus.
  • Prior experience in Trenching/Shoring, Concrete Forms, Pile Driving, and Hod Hoist is a plus.
  • Must be willing to attend/fly UBC training classes in Las Vegas.
  • Successfully complete practical evaluation.

NYCCBF offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. The Benefit Funds is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. M/F/D/V Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to