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Instructor - EM/Mechatronics

Western Technical College
Job Location:
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region Western and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice. Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

Instructors are responsible for preparing and providing quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment that leads to student success. Recognizing the diverse backgrounds of students, instructors foster student growth and prepare them for success in the workplace and/or a pathway to further education. This position works to promote social justice within the division and the larger academic institution. Instruction will be in a face-to-face, hybrid, blended and online teaching format. Teaching terms would be: Fall/Spring

Essential Functions:

1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.2. Instruction - Supporting Actions Include:
  • Prepares coherent lesson plans which align with competency based learning and reflect knowledge of subject matter and the students in the course.
  • Delivers course via multiple modes of delivery.
  • Scaffolds and differentiates instruction so that all students can engage with the content in a rigorous and thought-provoking manner.
  • Assists all students in learning content knowledge in support of the College SuccessAbilities.
  • Understands and incorporates a variety of teaching methods, assessments, and technologies that align with class objectives, course competencies, and program outcomes.
  • Uses a variety of formative assessments to gauge student learning, adjust instruction, and provide timely feedback to students.
  • Incorporates performance-based assessment strategies and other forms of summative assessments.
  • Collaborates with other programs, faculty, and teams to support learning.
  • Collaborates with all students and Western staff to retain students and assist them in being successful.
3. Classroom Management - Supporting Actions Include: 
  • Uses student feedback and other data for continuous improvement.
  • Is accessible, available, and responsive to support a safe, positive learning environment.
  • Understands and conveys the student code of conduct.
  • Supports student success through referrals to appropriate student services.
  • Defines and utilizes clear classroom policies and procedures that supports a positive learning environment and academic risk taking.
  • Maintains labs, classrooms, and clinical spaces for safety, functionality, and sustainability. 
4. Professional and Academic Leadership - Supporting Actions Include:
  • Develops and continually revises curriculum that reflects diverse perspectives, SuccessAbilities and technical content to meet industry or regulatory standards.
  • Engages in reflective practice.
  • Participates in ongoing development to continually refine teaching methods through College trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Models the College Values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Integrity, Teamwork, and Respect.
  • Implements the Core Values with the end result of student success.
  • Actively participates in College initiatives and work groups (e.g. hiring committees, learning teams, etc.)
  • Works collaboratively within program/department to support orientation, registration, advising, mentoring, recruiting, and other activities.
  • Maintains necessary credentials and professional development in accordance with Higher Learning Commission, WTCS Faculty Quality Assurance System, other program accreditation or individual occupational licensures and state and federal law.
  • Develops ongoing partnerships with students, coworkers, supervisors and the community.
  • Uses College systems to maintain class records and develop curriculum.
  • Uses data to measure quality outcomes related to student success and design improvement strategies as appropriate to maintain program/department integrity.
  • Creates and conducts assessments to measure previous learning for the required application of credit for prior learning.
5. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.6. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western's culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Automation, Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Engineering or related discipline Must agree to progress toward completing a Bachelor's degree OR
  • Two years directly related occupational experience. One of these years (2,000 hrs.) must be within the last five years.
  • Eligible for/or meets WTCS Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements.
  • Individual program certification may be required and must be maintained.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field (EM, Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance., Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Automation). 
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience with HMI, VFD, motion, networks, hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation and motors in one or more of the following automation platforms: Siemens and Rockwell Automation, with Rockwell Preferred.
  • Experience mentoring, training, and/or development of individuals.
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing electromechanical and electronic equipment and systems.
  • Experience performing preventative maintenance.
  • Experience maintaining parts and equipment inventory and service documentation.
  • Experience modifying and maintaining or installing, electronic and electromechanical systems. This would include necessary programming of associated devices including PLCs, HMIs, and VFDs.
  • Experience modifying, installing and maintaining mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Experience installing, modifying and programming industrial network systems on the devices and control levels.

 Special Instructions/About Western:

This position reports to: Dean - Integrated Technology
Starting annual salary range based on education and experience: $58,813 - $77,928

This position would include competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, WRS, Employee Wellness Programs and more 

Applicant review will begin: June 21, 2022

Start Date of: Fall 2022

Instruction will be in a face-to-face, hybrid, blended and online teaching format. Teaching terms would be: Fall/Spring

Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)
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