Student Captains

Student Captain Position Descriptions

During the build season, Student Captains meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm, in the robotics room, with Mentors to plan each week’s tasks to be completed and to review each sub-teams progress. Captains need to be able to attend these meetings.

  • Students complete the Student Captain application
  • Students will be contacted to schedule an interview with the mentors. They will need to bring their printed resume and dress in business  attire for the  interview. For the men: Dress slacks, collared shirt and tie. For the women: Dress slacks/skirt/dress and a blouse that covers the chest. Our  goal is to prepare the students for future job interviews through this mock interview process.
  • Mentors will meet to review the candidates/interviews. The mentor for each sub-team will make the final selection of the Student Captain  for  that sub-team.
  • TORC typically selects experienced student members as Student Captains. However,
  • TORC also tries to sustain our program by training students to move into leadership roles as experienced students graduate. Therefore, we encourage new members to apply for Student  Captain positions as well. Often, mentors also select a Co-Captain in training. Occassionally, if an experienced member does not apply for  a given Student Captain position, then a new member may be selected to fullfill that role.

General requirements
Be the student leader for the mechanical build team.  Help the mechanical mentor coordinate activities with the CAD and fabrication teams to successfully assemble our robot within the established timeline.  Chosen candidate will help establish, understand and enforce compliance to the build schedule.  The student leader of the mechanical team should be able to fully explain the process of building the robot to any FIRST FRC judge during competitions including any special features or processes used to build the robot.  They should also be able to explain how the team participated in the build phase, indicating lessons learned during the process. You will be an advocate for the team when being technically judged in the pit.
General requirements:
Your main responsibilities will be to write code for the programs that control the robot. You will also monitor progress of these tasks and timelines. You should be able to think about tasks that are 1 week and 2 weeks out and monitor resources, (equipment and manpower) to meet the schedule. You will be an advocate for the team when being technically judged in the pit.
General requirements:
Your main responsibilities will be to wire the robot. You will also monitor progress of these tasks and timelines. You should be able to think about tasks that are 1 week and 2 weeks out and monitor resources, (equipment and manpower) to meet the schedule. You will be an advocate for the team when being technically judged in the pit.

General requirements
Assist Fabrication mentor to coordinate parts fabrication.  Must understand build schedule and importance of meeting fabrication deadlines to meet that schedule. Communicate with CAD Team and Mechanical Team concerning design changes. Cooperate with the Safety Captain to ensure safe usage of equipment.
General requirements
Complete CAD renderings of prototypes, design drive train, incorporate sub-systems into overall robot design. Assess function of each system within the whole before sending drawings to fabrication. Communicate with the Fabrication and Mechanical Teams throughout design process to accommodate necessary changes. Ensure all design changes are entered into CAD. You will be an advocate for the team when being technically judged in the pit.
General requirements
Help maintain the safety certification system for fabrication. Post signs by each piece of equipment in fabrication areas with machine name and safety information. Place safety tape on floors. Assess first aid kits for expired items and request replacements. Present team with a safety presentation. Assess pits at competition for cleanliness and safety. Record safety issues at competition and their resolutions. Record MSDS data concerning the chemicals in the fabrication room and in the pits. Maintain Safety binder. Present the judges at competitions with TORC’s safety program. Attend safety captain meetings at competition.
General requirements:
Work with the team strategy coach, field coach, and scouting mentor to develop the current season’s scouting system. Also involve the scouting APP developer in discussions early in the process. The student captain will be responsible for organizing, packing, and transporting the scouting supplies to the competition each day (including to and from the hotel). The captain will make a scouting rotation schedule for students at each event and can make use of the team texting system to send reminders prior to each shift. The student captain also must attend alliance selection strategy meetings with mentors.
General requirements:
Read and share Chairman’s requirements with Chairman’s team, assure adherence to requirements.
Monitor timeline and deadlines for Chairman’s submission. Chair planning discussions with Chairman’s mentors and record the plans. Report progress made and tasks for the next meeting.
Submit Chairman’s essays online. Assist Chairman’s Mentors with presentation planning, presenter selection, and practices. Ensure progress of Chairman’s video with Video/Photography Team.
General requirements:
Work under direction of Website mentor. Responsible for maintaining the web hard drive, editing team site to feature current pictures and information. Develop new features for website.
General requirements:
Responsible for ensuring maintenance of the photography/video storage and organization. Coordinate capturing team photography and video during build season, at competitions, and other events. Work with Chairman’s team to create the Chairman’s video.

General requirements:
Responsible for creating team newsletter, IMPACT. Create team logos, banners, flyers, etc. Work with the Sponsor mentor, Chairman’s Team, and Website Team to create graphics for their projects.
General requirements:
Create and submit team animation submission to FIRST. Work with the mentor assigned to this sub-team to discuss, plan, and assure adherence to guidelines set forth by FIRST.