Overview and Responsibilities
The Diesel Instructional Assistant & Technician assists Diesel Truck Technician Instructors in engaging learners through aligned curriculum and performance-based instruction and to provide timely feedback on work performed in the lab. This position assists in maintaining the diesel lab and equipment for a safe and professional work environment for students and visitors; develops training aids to increase student learning for course content; and orders supplies and parts as needed. These duties are under the direction of the Diesel Truck Technician Instructors. This position reports to the Dean of Agriculture, Energy & Transportation and, at the direction of the Dean, will also maintain and repair vehicles used in the CVTC fleet.
This position will be based out of CVTC’s Diesel Education Center until fall 2022 when the program will move to the new Transportation Education Center which is currently under construction.
- Assist in student learning in all lab courses in the Diesel Truck Technician program.
- Maintain the diesel lab and equipment.
- Inspect and maintain safety and security items for the shop.
- Order and maintain an inventory of required parts and supplies.
- Develop and build training aids for course content.
- Set up lab equipment for daily activities.
- Direct activities of work study students.
- Assist in recruiting students.
- Diagnose and repair braking and suspension systems, electrical and electronic systems, hydraulics and drive trains, and engine and air conditioning systems.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to understand and use technology for service information and diagnostic.
- Must be reasonably proficient with welding and with fabricating equipment for training aids.
- 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 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.
- Two-year technical diploma in Diesel Truck Technician preferred.
- Minimum of five years of related occupational experience in a diesel truck shop.
- Must possess and maintain a current and valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Employment offer and continued employment is contingent upon negative DOT drug test(s) and acceptable driving record.
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.
- Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA) and wellness incentive
- Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
- 457(b) deferred compensation plan
- Section 125 flexible spending accounts
- Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
- Paid holidays
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
- Professional development
Generally, with the exception of tuition reimbursement, benefits eligibility begins on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period).
CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711