Daryl J. Kobie

Professor of Technology and Occupational Sciences

Daryl Kobie came to NMU in 2002. Currently his primary focus is as a faculty member in the Industrial Maintenance program. Professor Kobie’s work experience combined with his formal education provides a perfect fit as a faculty member. He has worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company for almost 10 years in various capacities and also worked for Coastal Concrete Corporation for more than 16 years in the heavy-highway industry in the Houston, Texas area. During his time at Cliffs, he worked in both operations and maintenance. During his tenure at Coastal he held a variety of leadership positions that lead up to general superintendent.

Professor Kobie also provides training for local companies. He has researched and developed numerous training modules that have served many companies in the area, including Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, W.E. Energies, Potlach and Lundin Mining.  He is an OSHA authorized instructor for both 10 and 30 hour OSHA General Industry courses.  He is also a Crosby authorized trainer covering Hoisting & Rigging applications.

Professor Kobie truly enjoys his position as an educator and feels honored to help people learn new information that will help them achieve their goals. He always makes himself available to assist students who may need additional help and aspires for all students to do well in his classes. His teaching style includes lectures, discussion, group work and personal assignments. All of the classes taught by Professor Kobie allow for him to share and apply both his education and his personal experiences from many years in industry.  

Courses Taught:

  • CN 151: Introduction to Construction
  • CN 251: Construction Field Operations
  • CN 278: Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • CN 353: Soils and Foundations
  • CN 358: Bidding Strategies
  • ET 100: Basic Electricity
  • ET 101: House Wiring
  • ET 110: Introduction to Electricity
  • ET 112: DC Circuits
  • ET 113: AC Circuits
  • ET 221: Solar Power
  • ET 222: Wind Power
  • ET 250: Electrical Machinery   
  • ET 252: Industrial Motor Controls 
  • IM 105: Applied Technical Mathematics
  • IM 110: Industrial Measurement & Fabrication
  • IM 115: Basic Electricity for Industrial Technicians
  • IM 125: Introduction to OSHA
  • IM 147: Hoisting & Rigging
  • IT 180: Introduction to Hydraulics
  • IM 214: Alignment, Power Transmission and Conveyors
  • IM 215: Advanced Mechanical Power Transmission Systems


  • A.A.S., North Harris County College
  • B.S., M.S., Northern Michigan University
Daryl Kobie