Diesel technology Instructor

Sheridan, Wyoming
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 11, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Job Summary:

The Diesel Tech Instructor provides lecture and laboratory instruction in a diesel technology program that provides training for an associate degree and certificate. This position will be a primary instructor in the Diesel Program and will have responsibility to ensure that all required classes are taught for the benefit of students within the program.  Collaborate with the diesel technology faculty on curriculum development, programming, and maintenance of equipment. Work with industry to ensure that students are prepared with appropriate diesel technology skills and knowledge. Engage in learner-centered teaching methods, collaborate with colleagues, serve on institutional committees, continuously learn and develop themselves as content area experts, and contribute to the collegial and collegiate environment of the campus.  NWCCD values a collegial and caring atmosphere. This instructor will have responsibility to share in development and sustainability of such an atmosphere.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, staff, faculty and industry representatives;
  • Capable of teaching a variety of diesel mechanics/hydraulics/electronics classes;
  • Ability to evaluate students in their knowledge and skills in diesel technology;
  • Ability to perform lab/shop maintenance tasks with safety as a foremost concern;
  • Skill in maintaining collegial working relationships;
  • Passion for learning and promoting new things within their expertise.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems, schematics, troubleshooting and repair;
  • Knowledge of welding and cutting procedures;
  • Knowledge of 24-12 volt electrical systems, schematic, troubleshooting and repair;
  • Knowledge of gear boxes, open gears, transmissions, bearings and bushings;
  • Knowledge of alignment practices for couplings, motors and gear boxes;
  • Knowledge of rigging practices and crane operator signals;
  • Knowledge of engine control systems and internal engine components;
  • Knowledge of air conditioner systems.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Classroom, lab and office settings
  • Some evenings and weekends as scheduled
  • Work around tools and heavy equipment.
  • Requires standing for several hours at a time and will require bending, turning and twisting motions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Minimum Qualifications:

  • AAS degree (or ability to obtain AAS degree within one year) in diesel technology or substantially equivalent area of study required, bachelor's degree preferred.
  • ASE certifications in medium and heavy-duty diesel equipment are highly desired.
  • Minimum of three years' experience as a diesel technician preferred
  • Prior training or teaching experience preferred
  • Industrial supervisory experience preferred

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.87% employer paid;  .25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center and walking track
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

About NWCCD:

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.

Apply online at:  https://jobs.sheridan.edu




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