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Industrial Training International Dec 22, 2016 8:43:30 AM 1 min read

3 Instructor Positions Opened in 2017 Budget at North American Crane & Rigging Training Leader

3 Instructor Positions Opened in 2017 Budget at North American Crane & Rigging Training Leader

Woodland Washington | Houston, Texas | December 22, 2016  

Industrial Training International ( has opened three full-time instructor positions in its 2017 operating budget to increase its full-time equivalent trainer count to 14 in North and South America.

The ITI Technical Services Team includes:

  • Jim Cox, Senior Instructor, Hoist & Inspection Chair, Woodland, Washington
  • Michael Johnson, Senior Instructor, Woodland, Washington
  • Richard Marcotte, Instructor, Rigging Chair, Banff, Alberta
  • John Bartlett, Instructor, Mobile Crane Chair, Portland, Maine
  • Efren Solis, Instructor, Houston, Texas
  • Jay Dyson, Instructor, Woodland, Washington
  • Amanda Jordan, Regional Director & Instructor, Houston, Texas
  • Fernando Ferraz, Managing Director & Instructor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Alberto Rocha, Instructor, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Joe Kuzar, Assistant Technical Director, Woodland, Washington
  • Mike Parnell, Technical Director, Woodland, Washington

In 2016 this Team conducted over 1,500 training days with thousands of students in every US State and 10 countries worldwide. ITI Instructors are true industry professionals who participate in industry committees and associations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, American Society of Safety Engineers, Electric Power Research Institute, Associated Wire Rope Fabricators, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Houston Business Roundtable and many more.

Instructor candidates are evaluated with three key areas in mind: ITI Culture Fit, Role Success, and Staying Power. The role is a difficult one to fill - the company reports that about 1 in 100 applicants are hired due to the stringency of the hiring criteria and sheer difficulty of the role which matches communication and technical skills with a fast-paced road warrior work activity.

This year, the company is regretfully celebrating the retirements of two consummate training professionals, Devon Beasley (30 years) and Bob Schumacher (10 years).  Since 1986, ITI Instructors have contributed to the improvement of crane and rigging competency and safety throughout the world.

The company is preferring candidates for these three openings based near three of its training centers located in Houston, Memphis, Cleveland.

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