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Instructor, Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation, and Robotics)

Kellogg Community College
Job Location:
Battle Creek, Michigan
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

External Posting Number: 20130363P

Position Number: 1517

Position Type: Faculty

Classification: Faculty

Department: Industrial Trades

Division: Instruction


Automation and Process Technology Programs

Work Schedule

Work schedule is defined by the faculty contract, currently at 166 days, fall and spring semesters, during the College's hours of operation and at all College locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following


Position Summary

Kellogg Community College is recruiting for a dynamic, highly motivated individual with strong teaching and leadership skills to assume the role of Instructor for the Industrial Technology Program at KCC's Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) in Battle Creek, Michigan.

In addition to key responsibilities, this includes a commitment to increasing the enrollment of historically underserved populations in their program as well as the coordination of all aspects related to curriculum, accreditation, and alignment with institutional policies/practices/procedures. The Instructor, Industrial Technology will build on a continuous improvement philosophy to meet the needs of students and employers. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Executive Director, Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC), Industrial Trades and Workforce Solutions.

PROPOSED SALARY: According to the current Kellogg Faculty Association (KFA) contract agreement, commensurate with education and experience. The current contract and compensation scales can be found at: FACULTY SALARY SCALES (

At Kellogg Community College, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where we foster respect for others and our differences, support cultural understanding, demonstrate ethical behavior and champion social justice. We will accomplish this by:
  • Deepening our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through learning, engagement with others and personal reflection;
  • Valuing the lived experiences and perspectives of others while nurturing and understanding the differences between us;
  • Rejecting all forms of prejudice, discrimination and racism; and
  • Advancing integrity, justice and civility among and between us.

Physical Demands

The job responsibilities are performed in a manufacturing training center which may have loud noises, temperature changes, atmospheric conditions such as odors, dust, and gases, and operating machinery. Travel by car required. The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required; such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, climbing, grasping, pushing pulling, reaching, and lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (50 - 75 pounds). Typically requires regular use of one or more physical senses of medium intensity such as seeing or talking. Occasional close visual acuity may be necessary for inspection of projects. Must meet reasonable deadlines, standards for accuracy and may be involved in some mildly unpleasant situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Journeyman Card from the State of Michigan or Office of Apprenticeship (OA) certificate or Bachelor's Degree in related area
  2. Two (2) years of work experience in industrial technology, such as maintenance, machine repair, instrumentation and/or robotics
  3. Demonstrated competency in training others in industrial trades technology or related skill trade area
  4. Evidence of proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint
  5. Evidence of successfully working with a diverse population

Preferred but not Required

  1. Eight (8) years of work experience in industrial technology, such as maintenance, machine repair, instrumentation and/or robotics
  2. Teaching experience of high school students and adult learners preferably in a community college industrial technology program (maintenance, machine repair, instrumentation and/or robotics)
  3. Experience with curriculum design, delivery and assessment
  4. Experience with developing and operating an educational program of study to meet employer needs
  5. Experience with face-to-face, online, and hybrid teaching/learning methods
  6. Experience with inspiring and motivating students in a traditional classroom/lab
  7. Broad knowledge of manufacturing processes
  8. Demonstrated high level of communication effectiveness-both verbal and written
  9. Evidence of an ability to effectively and independently organize work and meet deadlines/timelines
  10. Demonstrated success in working on a team, as a contributor and as a leader
  11. Evidence of leadership qualities
  12. Evidence of organizational commitment and work ethic

Proposed Salary

Salary is determined according to the faculty contract scale and is based on years of full-time equivalent (FTE) work experience in the professional discipline, years of FTE teaching experience, and level of educational obtainment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting is open to internal and external applicants. To be considered, all required materials must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. EST, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the closing date and time. Only online applications will be accepted - any paper applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant. If you have questions regarding our online application process, please call 269 565-2074 or email

Projected Hire Date: 08/17/2022

External Closing Date: 05/31/2022

External Closing Time: 9:00 a.m. EST

Internal Closing Date: 05/31/2022

Essential Function



  • Provide instruction in individualized learning within an open entry/open exit modular format according to the policies and practices of Kellogg Community College (KCC).
  • Coordinate Lab activities with didactic content to provide a rich learning experience.
  • Submit student grades and course records according to determined college policies and deadlines.
  • Supervise students as they participate in lab.

Essential Function



  • Reach out to advise, mentor and remediate students in need to encourage retention and completion.
  • Assist in new student orientations.
  • Develop strategies intended to improve program access, student success, cost efficiency, and Perkins Core Performance Indicators.
  • Commitment to the advancement of outcomes related to historically underrepresented populations in the Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics) program areas, specifically, women, African American, indigenous, Latin/a/x, Asian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (as well as special populations outlined by Perkins).

Essential Function



  • Develop curriculum and prepare course materials in Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics) in accordance with accreditation and best practices.
  • Determine course outcomes and develop learning activities and assessments.
  • Engage regularly with employers in the field of Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics), and as emerging related industries to ensure that current and relevant curriculum necessary for the contemporary workforce is maintained.
  • Active participation in syllabi review and uploading through WIDS.
  • Complete assessment responsibilities as it relates to accreditation standards outlined by Kellogg Community College.
  • Participate in institutional professional development training including but not limited to online teaching/learning and instructional design/delivery.

Essential Function



  • Assume co-leadership role with Executive Director of Industrial Trades Education in planning and executing a robust advisory committee to guide the future of the Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics) programs.
  • Engage with administration and colleagues in recruiting and mentoring appropriate adjunct faculty. Coordinating the ordering of supplies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and administration to establish lab schedules that meet student and employer needs.
  • Engage with administration and colleagues to identify equipment, program improvements and professional development strategies that qualify for Perkins funding and participate in submitting the grant request as required.
  • Seek out partnerships with internal colleagues, local business and industry, K-12 school systems, career centers and other post-secondary education institutions in efforts to enhance enrollment, provide rich and efficient learning experiences, and create educational pathways.
  • This includes representing the College and Industrial Trades programs at community activities and during campus visits and tours.
  • Work with Industrial Trades colleagues and KCC administration in strategic and budgetary program planning to assure necessary enrollment and resources.
  • Assume leadership role in Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics).
  • Maintain a data driven continuous quality improvement process to ensure program effectiveness.
  • Lead in the maintenance, repair and cleanliness of training equipment and of the overall condition of the Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics) lab space.
  • Maintain current and relevant knowledge and expertise in Industrial Technology (Maintenance, Machine Repair, Instrumentation and Robotics) curricular content and technical skills, as well as best practices in educational methodologies through continuing professional development.
  • Participate in establishing/growing apprenticeship programming.
  • Seek out and engage in College activities and initiatives that help to advance the mission.
  • Serve on committees and workgroups providing leadership to some.
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