Instructional Assistant –AFAB (Re-advertised)

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Antelope Valley College


Instructional Assistant –AFAB (Re-advertised)                                      

Full time, 12 months


Salary: Range 18, $4,185.84, $/mo. + benefits

Deadline:  October 1, 2019


Complete job description and application available online at:




Under the direction of the Dean of Technical Education, control parts, tools and supplies in an assigned instructional lab involving airframe and powerplant; assist students in a lab setting with technical instructions on the safe use of power equipment and hand tools.  Performs other related duties as may be assigned.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:     E = indicates essential duties of the position

• Assists students in classroom lecture and lab activities, answer questions and assist with project and worksheets, instruct students in the use of tools, equipment, and safety practices. (E)

• Assists in the administration of projects; assists in the preparation of exam, projects, and worksheets. (E)

• Issues, collect, and inventories tools and supplies; requisition replacements as required; operate and perform preventative maintenance and repair of tools, aircraft and equipment. (E)

• Update and maintain records of attendance according to established procedures. (E)

• Fabricate replacement aircraft simulator parts and construct lab work areas such as paint booths. (E)

• Update and maintain lab copy of Federal Aviation Administration regulations; assist FAA representative with inspections of programs as required; attend FAA meetings as assigned.

• Perform AVC aircraft maintenance to keep aircraft in operable condition for instruction purposes.

• Assists in recruiting students during outreach functions. (E)

• Maintain FAA and A&P school facilities drawings current. (E)

• Maintain lab computers current with FAA required data.

• Check out and retrieve tools from students; clean tools, labs, and equipment. (E)

• Assist students in the labs as per Instructors instructions.

• Performs other related duties as may be assigned.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination equivalent to: college level course work in assigned area of specialty and one year experience checking out or working with airframe and powerplant tools, parts and equipment. 



Mechanic Certificate with Airframe & Powerplant rating (A & P mechanic)

Valid California driver's license. 



Inventory methods, procedures and record-keeping.

• Operation, uses, care, calibration, repair and maintenance of airframe & aircraft structures. 

• Machine shop tools, parts and equipment.

• Basic record-keeping techniques.

• Technical aspects of field of specialty.

• Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.

• Basic computer operation.



Issue proper tools, materials and equipment needed by students and instructors.

• Maintain security and records for tool room area.

• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students and instructors.

• Perform basic repair and maintenance of department tools, materials, parts and equipment.

• Maintain accurate inventory and repair records.

• Operate a computer terminal to input and retrieve data.

• Make less complex repairs to electrical equipment.

• Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.


WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Not applicable – no permanent full-time staff to supervise.

CONTACTS: Co-workers, instructors, students, vendors. 


• Lifting and carrying heavy equipment.

• Pushing and pulling.

• Bending at the waist.

• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment.

• Reaching to demonstrate repair techniques.

• Standing for extended periods of time.

• Climbing Ladders



• Shop environment.

• Noise and fumes.

• Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

• Working around and with machinery having moving parts.

• Exposure to fumes and gases from vehicle operation and exposure to fluids treated as hazardous waste.


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/13/2019
Application Due: 10/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $4,185.84, $/mo. + benefits