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Diesel Instructional Assistant & Technician

Chippewa Valley Technical College
2710 Arbor Court
Closing date
Jul 6, 2021

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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.

Benefits Summary
  • 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


Working at Chippewa Valley Technical College


Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers innovative and applied education that supports the workforce needs of the region, improves the lives of students, and adds value to our communities.


Chippewa Valley Technical College is a dynamic partner for students, employers, and communities to learn, train, and succeed.

Location and Campuses

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.

Student Profile

Student enrollment exceeds 8,000 credit students per year, plus over 9,000 non-credit students, with full-time equivalents of over 4,000. The median age of credit students is 24. Approximately 68% of students receive financial aid and 44% are Pell Grant students.

Programs and Placement

CVTC offers 110 programs, 35 certificates, and customized training to an average of 140 businesses annually. CVTC has an outstanding placement rate, 95% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation, with 87% in a related field. CVTC has 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.

Commitment to Learning

We value all students and their diverse backgrounds and are committed to their learning and success in a global society. We act with honesty, integrity, and fairness and offer a safe and cooperative work environment where individuals care for each other and grow through open communication. We value the resources entrusted to us and work together to develop and continuously improve processes that support the creative pursuit of new ideas.

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