Industrial Technology Specialist III

Job description

Position Title:

Industrial Technology Specialist III

Job Code/Position Control Number:


Position Status:

Full-time Continuing

Reports to (Supervisor) Title:

Executive Director, Business Development

Position Summary:

This person will provide industrial technology expertise and leadership for the College’s Workforce Development department including development and delivery of training for business & industry, oversight of projects related to industrial companies’ needs, responsibility for revenue generation through establishment of training relationships with manufacturing employers, and marketing of workforce development capabilities.

Position Work Calendar:


Position Work Hours/Week:

*37.5 hours per week

Abilities and Skills:

*Possess a balanced mix of skills in the area of selling and teaching industrial training programs and services. (Minimum)
*Demonstrated skills in sales, marketing, social media, and evaluating processes and making improvements. (Minimum)
*Superior interpersonal skills to work effectively & courteously with staff, faculty, students & the public. (Minimum)
*Effective project management skills. (Minimum)
*Knowledge of business/industrial operations. (Minimum)
*Ability to develop original solutions and targeted outcomes. (Minimum)
*Ability to interact successfully as a team member. (Minimum)
*Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel. (Minimum)
*Knowledge of automated manufacturing systems. (Desired)


*Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Education, Workforce Development, Business, or a vocational discipline related to industrial technology OR equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience that would qualify the individual to perform the job functions. (Minimum)
*Master’s degree in credentials detailed above. (Desired)


*Three (3) years of work experience in a manufacturing or consulting environment in industrial technology. (Minimum)
*Knowledge of industrial equipment usage (e.g. PLC, welding, CNC, electronics), repairs, and troubleshooting. (Desired)
*Training, mentoring, and curriculum development experience. (Desired)
*Sales experience. (Desired)
*Grant administration experience. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties :

-Actively engage clients to assess and identify skills development needs, and develop and deliver training programs to meet those needs. (Essential)
-Maintain contact with business & industry to assess and identify current and future educational/training needs with primary emphasis on advanced manufacturing techniques, not limited to mechanical, industrial electrical, fluid power, CNC, PLC, welding, fabrication & machining, CAD, specifically in the area of industrial maintenance/mechatronics. (Essential)
-Develop the logistics of technical educational offerings, e.g., courses, seminars, workshops, and demonstrations relative to client needs. (Essential)
-Work with deans and assistant deans to coordinate programming, faculty assignment, and facilities usage in providing non-credit training & services in appropriate business and technical areas. (Essential)
-Recommend training instructors to hiring supervisors when there are no internal candidates to meet the need. (Essential)
-Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with vendors and certification societies/organizations. (Essential)
-Develop, review, revise, market, and manage training programs, seminars, and services. (Essential)
-Deliver training and seminars. (Marginal)
-Participate in College & community development initiatives relating to technical training, services, and innovation. (Marginal)
-Oversee the activities of project staff and consultants involved in training, seminars, and services. (Essential)
-Assist the WDCE leadership in interviewing and recommending for hire project staff and consultants. (Essential)

-Maintain contact with business & industry to assess and identify project/training needs. (Essential)
-Work with industry and partners in technology transfer to assess, develop, and manage strategies and special projects. (Essential)
-Work from identified client requirements, develop business process models to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. (Essential)
-Assist client companies in developing strategies for industrial technologies & automation including advanced manufacturing techniques, mechanical, industrial electrical, fluid power, computer numerical control (CNC), programmable logic controls (PLC), welding, fabrication, machining, and safety, specifically in the area of industrial maintenance/mechatronics. (Essential)
-Maintain relationships with funding agencies for continued cooperation & coordination of projects. (Essential)
-Negotiate with clients and applicable funding agencies to develop specialized technology transfer, training, and assessment project specifications, costs, and contracts. (Essential)
-Act as cost center administrator for assigned projects, both client & grant funded. (Essential)
-Provide project management and direction to project teams. (Essential)
-Provide technical assistance and expertise to project teams. (Essential)
-Prepare & distribute research reports, newsletters, literature, and technical information to clients, etc. (Marginal)
-Assist in development and presentation of industrial technology courses, seminars, colloquies, demonstrations, and other technical areas as expertise allows. (Essential)

-Teach credit courses, not to exceed 6 credits and/or 8 contact hours, as requested by the Executive Director. (Marginal)
-Assist academic deans & faculty with curriculum review, revision, and development as requested by the Executive Director. (Marginal)

-Assist the WDCE Leadership in executing the objectives of and strategic planning for WDCE. (Essential)
-Coordinate proper configuration & installation of computer software, hardware, and other laboratory equipment for effective delivery of training, projects, and demonstrations. (Essential)
-Assist in the development & monitoring of budgets; approve budget adjustments and purchase orders, and prepare budget reports for WDCE leadership review as requested. (Essential)


*Industrial equipment, i.e., PLCs, lathes, mills, etc.
*Welding equipment
*Microcomputer and requisite controller software & hardware, e.g., computer numerical controls (CNC), CAD
*Standard office equipment
*Customer and program management software
*Multimedia equipment

Physical Standards:

Some lifting of supplies/equipment not to exceed 25 lbs.

Positions Supervised:


Interfacing Departments:


Special Job Features:

*Hours beyond normal workweek as required to meet the objectives of the WDCE office.
*Some in-state and out-of-state travel will be required to meet the needs of the WDCE office and its clients.
*Work schedule flexibility required to provide coverage/instruction for weeknights and Saturday classes.
*State Police, Child Line, and FBI fingerprint clearances under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) required before employment can begin.
*Background check will be required on selected candidate.

Position Level:


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Additional Expectations:

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)
-Employees who provide student instruction will develop and maintain proficiency in the effective pedagogical use of current and future instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, media, instructional software, and connectivity devices. As such, are required to use the following elements of the Learning Management System (LMS): Upload all syllabi, timely use of the grade feature, and collection of digital student work and distribution of digital course materials.

College Statement:

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.


Workforce Development

Posting Number:


Number of Vacancies:


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Pay Rate / Salary:

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff Salary System.

Additional Information:

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date:

As soon as feasible

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type:

Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff

EEO Statement :

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time