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Mechatronics (MTX) Instructor - Tenure Track

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Position Summary


Green River College's student body is made up of approximately 41% Academic Transfer students, 34% Professional-Technical, 15% Adult Basic Education, 3% Applied Bachelor degrees. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English as a second language, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.

Green River College is seeking a Full-Time Tenure-Track Mechatronics (MTX) Instructor beginning Fall Quarter 2022.

With hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems, our program graduate technicians maintain the different industries of the world. It’s a world marked by hands-on activities paired with technical duties. Mechatronics falls under the GRC engineering discipline.

The successful candidate will provide instruction in the following areas as they apply to an industrial setting:

  • Safe workplace practices
  • Schematics
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Electrical wiring
  • Electronics
  • Rigging
  • PLCs (Programable Logic Control)
  • Ladder logic
  • Electrical motor controls
  • System troubleshooting
  • Position Responsibilities

    Teaching and Curriculum Development

    • Effectively teach Mechatronics courses in accordance with college-approved course descriptions and outcomes.
    • Foster an equitable, anti-racist, and culturally inclusive environment which is conducive to learning. Demonstrate an awareness of the experiences and needs of the student population.
    • Evaluate and update curriculum directly derived from and advised by the local manufacturing industry, program advisory committee, trade publications, and faculty research. The ability to implement the new technology advised.
    • Guide and mentor future technicians through the program’s intensive curriculum. The curriculum is designed to propel technicians into the workforce with an abundance of trades-learned skills
    • Provide and instill a safe, orderly environment for active hands-on learning
    • Participate in regular; course, program, campus-wide learning outcomes assessment, appropriate evaluation of students' progress and development
    • Maintain appropriate individual student records and grades.
    • Maintain appropriate equipment and supply records assigned to the Mechatronics department
    • Advise and mentor students through; recruitment, program planning, advising to completion, and assist students with job placements.
    • Maintain office hours that are convenient for students
    • Promote active, equitable, inclusive learning environments, curricula that welcome and engage all students to improve student success
    • Be evaluated through an interactive tenure process
    Collaboration with Department, Division, and Campus

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with; students, staff, advisory committee as well as local businesses, industry and labor.
    • Participate in activities such as tours and actively support college outreach to recruit students for the program
    • Order tooling, stock and supplies to keep lab operating.
    • Order new equipment as appropriate.
    • Actively seek out available grants that may benefit the program and students
    • Coordinate preventive and corrective maintenance on all equipment
    • Work collaboratively to meet goals and objectives for the, department and division; including setting class schedules and individual teaching assignments
    • Perform committee work on various college committees
    • Collaborate with campus partners to assist in advising and mentoring students to further support students success
    • Be culturally responsive with a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences.
    Professional Development

    • Maintain academic and professional competency through professional development in Mechatronics and related fields
    • Participate in professional development activities made available by the College


  • Completion of an AAS or higher degree with a minimum of three years of recent industrial repair, installation or design experience including electronically controlled mechanical equipment such as robotics, automation and/or CNC equipment OR
    Completion of a formal four-year mill-right, electronics technician, or mechanical technician apprenticeship or education/training AND recent technician experience of at least 10 years including both Mechanical and Electronics in a modern manufacturing position
  • Experience working in a complex and dynamic environment where success is often the result of open communication, respect, cooperation and collaboration
  • Experience instructing/training others in machine tool technology (Machining), Blueprint Reading and Applied Materials for Manufacturing
  • Demonstrated experience working with people from diverse range of languages, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences.

  • Thorough understanding and implementation of ladder logic.
  • Familiarity with automation integration.
  • Familiarity with FANUC controls/programming
  • Supplemental Information

    This is a full-time tenure-track position beginning fall 2022, continuing with annual nine-month contracts. The salary will be determined according to the candidate's educational background, teaching experience and applicable work experience.

    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: Submit the following with your completed online application.

    •Green River College Application
    •Cover Letter: Maximum 600 word highlighting your qualifications.
    •Response to the Supplemental Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Question (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Question")

    This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by The Green River United Faculty Coalition.Effective October 18, 2021, Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated* or present a medical or religious exemption. New employee vaccination status will be verified upon hire. You must provide documentation of your vaccination record to GRC Human Resources. If you need additional information on medical or religious accommodations, contact [email protected]*To be fully vaccinated, you must receive your second dose of Pfizer- BioNTech or Moderna, or your single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) plus 14 full days.

    For example, If your last shot of Moderna or Pfizer was on 11/1, or your only shot of J&J was on 11/1, your first full day of employment would be 11/15).

    Additional information may be requested if selected to interview.

    At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.

    All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.)

    Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link:

    Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report-- Green River College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 253-288-3350.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

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