Industrial Mechanics Instructional Assistant (Part-time)

Eau Claire, WI
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Posting # 2017-1202
Location US-WI-Eau Claire
Category Support Staff
Type Part-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary Based on hourly staff, level 3: Starting rate of $16.62
Hours per Week 20 hours per week when classes are in session
Work Schedule 12 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday fall, spring, and summer sessions
Anticipated Start Date 8/28/2017

Overview and Responsibilities

The Instructional Assistant is responsible for demonstrating installation, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures and related operational skills to students, maintaining labs, records, preparing reports, and performing related functions. All duties are under the supervision of the Industrial Mechanic Program Director. Program information can be found at .

  • Maintain lab equipment, including and not limited to hydraulics, pneumatic, VFD, motor controls, mechanical bearings, alignments, belts, conveyors and other equipment in the lab.
  • Interpret hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical prints and use of manufacturer parts manuals for ordering replacement parts or assemblies.
  • Demonstrate and supervise installation under a variety of environments and technologies taught in program coursework: mechanical drives, alignment techniques, hydraulic, pneumatic, pumps, electrical motor and PLC, troubleshooting and related skills to students.
  • Set up lab equipment for daily activities.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment; assist with documentation and revision of materials.
  • Provide guidance to Industrial Mechanics students in an open and stacked lab environment.
  • Organize supplies and tools and clean and inspect work stations.
  • Perform basic maintenance on lab equipment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of hydraulic theory, fittings, mobile and industrial applications related to service.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Mechanical skills maintaining and repairing equipment, including but not limited to replacing belts, gears, chains, drive trains, bearings, alignment (feeler gage, rim/face, reverse dial and laser).
  • Knowledge of and skills in electrical troubleshooting using voltmeter and ammeter testing.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of industrial mechanics software including Click PLC's, C-Micro HMI, Teco.
  • Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


  • Work experience in an industrial mechanic occupational area including experience in: maintaining and repairing/replacing belts, gears, drive trains, bearings, alignment (dial/laser); hydraulic theory, fittings, mobile and industrial applications related to service; troubleshooting industrial mechanic systems.
  • Experience with electrical troubleshooting using voltmeter and ammeter testing.
  • Experience with PLC and motor controls, contactors, overloads, and VFDs.
  • Experience operating mobile hydraulic equipment, fork lift, skid steer, etc.
  • Degree or technical diploma in Industrial mechanic/industrial maintenance preferred.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

Benefits Summary

This position is not eligible for benefits.

About CVTC
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and serves an eleven-county area in west central Wisconsin. The largest campus is located in Eau Claire and includes a Business Education Center and Health Education Center, plus a Manufacturing Education Center at the Gateway Campus and an Emergency Service Education Center and Energy Education Center at the West Campus. CVTC has regional centers in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. The College is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.

CVTC offers 66 programs, over 25 certificates, and customized training to an average of 140 businesses annually. CVTC has an outstanding placement rate, with 91% of CVTC graduates are employed within six months of graduation, with 88% in a related field.

CVTC has a nationally recognized faculty and state-of-the art facilities and equipment. Business and industry leaders serve on advisory committees and help CVTC match its curriculum to the needs of today's workplace. Courses are offered at numerous locations in traditional classroom settings, as well as online and in a variety of blended and hybrid formats.

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