Instructor of Industrial Technology

Website NPRCOfficial Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

JOB TITLE:  Instructor of Industrial Technology

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-time, Exempt

REVIEW BEGINS:  June 15, 2024

COMPENSATION:  Minimum Starting Salary $55,000

DIVISION:  Workforce Development

DEPARTMENT:  Workforce Development

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director of Workforce Development- Manufacturing, Technology, & Transportation            

SUPERVISES:  Not Applicable


An associate degree related to industrial maintenance, industrial technology, or industrial education with two or more years of professional experience; or
Industry-related certification with four or more years of professional experience; and
Extensive knowledge of industrial maintenance and industrial technology including safe operating procedures, electrical systems, mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and maintenance of those systems;
Ability to teach all courses related to above mentioned systems as well as other inter-related industrial systems;
Excellent interpersonal communication, creative thinking, and critical thinking skills;
Dedication to working with a diverse population of students; and
Ability to collaborate with coworkers in a team environment.


Bachelor’s degree or higher in industrial maintenance, industrial technology, or industrial education preferred.


Reporting to the Assistant Director of Workforce Development- Manufacturing, Technology, & Transportation, the full-time Instructor of Industrial Technology will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse workforce population with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The instructor is responsible for planning, teaching, and managing learning in a variety of settings that may include classroom, lab, and via remote technology. The primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of key industrial concepts and skills. The Instructor of Industrial Technology will also work with NPRC staff to plan, implement, and update programs and program materials necessary to meet industry needs and standards.


Facilitate workshops and training in areas including, but not limited to electrical systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechatronics, PLCs, and robotics.
Research, develop, and prototype innovative maker activities related to workforce readiness in engineering and manufacturing.
Teach in a variety of settings, including classroom, lab, remote technology, and employer locations.
Provide or assist with instruction in blueprint reading, precision measuring, and associated math skills.
Assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of Industrial Technology curriculum, using problem-based learning and design thinking.
In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Workforce Development-Manufacturing, Technology, & Transportation, ensure robust course offerings are available on a rotating schedule throughout the northern PA region.
Monitor safety procedures in student operation of equipment and overall lab safety.
Maintain inventory and equipment.
At the direction of the Assistant Director of Workforce Development- Manufacturing, Technology, & Transportation, work in partnership with Workforce Development team to develop programs for customized training including employer meetings, proposal development, and program delivery.
Advise students regarding progress, registration, and other issues.
Maintain complete, accurate educational records.
Assist with student recruitment and public relations for Workforce Development and other College programs.
Model professionalism.
Develop and maintain industry relationships, including manufacturing associations, affiliated educational institutions, and other related organizations.


Valid Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance
Consistent access to a vehicle


PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History Record Check
Federal Criminal History Background Check
Training Certificate – Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania


The physical and mental demands described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to read, communicate verbal and/or in written form using English language; remember and analyze certain information; and remember an understand certain instructions or guidelines
Driving, standing, walking, and sitting;
Use of hands to touch, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms;
Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs./12 kg., and;
Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Office Location:  To be determined based on the needs of the department
Work hours:     As needed with typical work hours falling between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday.
Work hours may be adjusted to accommodate course scheduling and may include evenings and occasional Saturday’s.


Occasional travel may be required.


Perform other duties as assigned.
NPRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPRC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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