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Instructor, Technical Training

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Job Location:
Asheville, North Carolina
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Posting Details

Position Title Instructor, Technical Training

Position Type Full Time Regular

Annual Schedule 12 months

Expected Work Schedule Variable

Anticipated Days Monday - Friday

Anticipated Hours Variable

Anticipated Hours per Week 40 hours/week, with additional hours during the evening on occasion

Work Location A-B Tech Main Campus

Job Description Summary

Works closely with industrial clients and A-B Tech personnel to deliver technical training in an industrial, manufacturing environment. Assists with training equipment procurement, setup, utilization, and maintenance. Delivers technical manufacturing training in machining operations, coating, equipment operations, automation, and systems integration, quality, shop math, precision measurement, print reading, safety, machine controls, Lean principles, equipment maintenance. 


  1. Serves as a subject matter expert and assists with curriculum development efforts that are applicable to industrial client needs, and continuously evaluates and adapts curriculum as needed.
  2. Assists in developing and implementing course objectives and lesson plans.
  3. Delivers structured pre-hire assessment and training, and post-hire specific technical training related to machining operations, coating, equipment operations, automation, and systems integration, quality, shop math, precision measurement, print reading, safety, machine controls, Lean principles, equipment maintenance.
  4. Assists with training equipment procurement, setup, utilization, and maintenance.
  5. Assists with training schedule according to client needs and schedules.
  6. Collaborates with adjunct and contract trainers.
  7. Demonstrates flexibility in providing instruction in all programs. 
  8. Works with A-B Tech, industry clients, and other workforce professionals to develop and administer apprenticeship programming.
  9. Assists with administrative components associated with industry client Customized Training Program projects as directed.
  10. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and R.I.S.E. statement.11. Supports diversity in all aspects.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

  1. Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent;
  2. Must have experience in either or a combination of industrial/manufacturing operations, technical or construction operations, technical industrial training, or equipment maintenance in an industrial business setting, or training in a higher education environment;
  3. Must have programming, training, or operations work experience in computer-controlled machine operation or other equipment in an industrial environment;
  4. Must have experience or certifications that demonstrate proficiency in all safety categories and OSHA regulations;
  5. Must have the ability to obtain professional certifications as opportunities present themselves including First Aid/CPR, leadership certifications such as Achieve Global or DDI, Expert OJT, Lean Six Sigma Yellow/Green/Black Belt, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Must have a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Machining, Tool and Die, or Computer-Integrated Machining;
  2. Work experience or training in CNC and manual machining operations;
  3. Work experience in programming, setup, and maintenance of PLCs;
  4. Experience with equipment automation and systems integration;
  5. Journeyman’s Card (completion of Apprenticeship);
  6. Must have a minimum of two years of full-time or equivalent teaching experience;
  7. Experience with the tool, die, or mold making.
  8. Experience with production machining.
  9. Solid Works or Inventor experience, or CAM software.
  10. Must have a minimum of three years of full-time or equivalent CNC programming experience;
  11. Experience with Haas controllers;
  12. Welding experience;
  13. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Should: 
1. Read the following before submitting the Application:
2. Upload Required Documents:
  • When applicable, upload the relevant transcript that correlates to the degree requirement in the minimum requirement or preferred qualifications with in the job posting. The transcript must show the individual courses taken and the degree that is conferred or awarded. 
If selected for hire: 
  1. If selected for hire, official sealed transcripts from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education are required to be received a minimum of two business weeks before the first day of work.
  2. Transcripts outside of the United States must be accompanied by an evaluation completed by a NACES recognized agency and received by Human Resources at least two weeks prior to the first day of work.

Why Should I Work at A-B Tech?

A-B Tech is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and has served as the region’s premier two-year college since our establishment in 1959. With five locations, the College service area includes Buncombe and Madison Counties. We are a family of approximately 10,000 curriculum students, 14,000 continuing education students, and 1,100 faculty & staff. We offer an array of programs to meet local workforce needs which culminate in 55 degrees, 18 diplomas, and 56 certificates. A-B Tech is indicative of the modern comprehensive community college – providing innovative educational programming and collaborative community development. If you are dedicated to student and community success, then we invite you to explore employment opportunities at A-B Tech. We hope you will consider joining the A-B Tech Trailblazer family!

A-B Tech Welcoming Culture (R.I.S.E)

A-B Tech commits to demonstrating an inclusive and welcoming culture of Respect, Integrity, and Support for Everyone. This is evident by our RISE Committee, the Trailblazer RISE Award, and annual RISE projects including the Welcoming Classroom, Appreciative Advising, and more!

A-B Tech is looking for:

A person who shares our commitment to sustaining a workplace that offers equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability genetic information/medical history, age, and/or veteran/military status. In addition, the College prohibits discrimination based on any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.

Review Date: (Application should be submitted by 8:00 a.m. EST on this date for consideration)

Start Date 10/11/2021

Keep Open Until Filled Yes

Keep Open Until Filled Applications will be accepted after the pre-screening date until a suitable candidate has accepted the job offer.

Salary or Hourly Pay Range (Salary is Non-Negotiable) Salary: $50,112 - $53,868 Total Comp: $72,071 - $76,947

Total Compensation

Your total compensation goes beyond this maximum salary. Your A-B Tech benefits represent nearly 30% of your total compensation. The total compensation for this position includes an 21.68% employer contribution to a defined pension plan, contributions towards medical and dental policies and fully funded life insurance / accidental death & dismemberment policy.

Benefits Summary

* Medical and Pharmacy Plan * Dental Plan * Vision Plan * Flexible Spending Accounts * Short and Long Term Disability * Death Benefits * Life Insurance * Supplemental Policies * Professional Liability * Vacation Leave up to 26 days per year * Sick Leave of 12 days per year * Holiday Leave * All required protected leaves plus: Civil, Bereavement, Parental, Community Service, Maternity/Paternity, Shared, Educational, Military * Tax-sheltered Supplemental Retirement Plans * Tuition Reimbursement Plan * State Employees Credit Union membership * Employee Assistance Network * Annual Flex Benefit * Alternative Work Schedules * Longevity Pay * Educational Attainment


A-B Tech’s Human Resources (HR) department is located on the main campus at the Sunnicrest House. This beautiful Tudor-style Historic house served as a private residence for guests of the Vanderbilt family for the first century of the home’s life. Today you will find a professional HR family that is dedicated to ensuring all employees and applicants receive fast and accurate answers, compassion, fairness, and kindness from Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To ensure a prompt hiring process, please read the application directions located on the HR website. For questions, you may email us at
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