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Mechatronics Engineering Instructor

Surry Community College

Job Description

Mechatronics Engineering Instructor


Under the supervision of the lead curriculum instructor and director of engineering technologies, a qualified candidate will provide mechatronics engineering technology classroom and hands-on curriculum instruction. The mechatronics engineering technology program includes industrial automation, industrial robotics, motors and controls, programmable logic controllers, industrial maintenance, industrial process controls, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, test equipment, electrical print reading, and troubleshooting. You will be teaching the next generation of mechatronics engineering technicians and maintenance students in this position. The instructor hired must have the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities to educate students in the mechatronics engineering technology field. The mechatronics engineering technology instructor will provide professional instruction and training for industrial and commercial electricity, maintenance, and repair. Instruction topics will include routine maintenance, repair estimates, proper record keeping, industrial and commercial electrical safety, industrial and commercial power trains, motor shaft alignment, using thermal imaging and ultrasound equipment for electrical troubleshooting. Your responsibility will be to educate students from different backgrounds, ethnicity, nationalities, gender, ages, religions, or disabilities; and provide opportunities to learn the practical skills needed to safely work in the field of mechatronics engineering.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

a. Conducting in a professional manner all class hours as assigned by the course schedule and academic calendar.
b. Creating correct, professional syllabi that meet Faculty Syllabus Checklist requirements.
c. Creating, administering, and accurately assessing substantive assignments and activities that require critical thinking.
d. Meeting classes on time and for the full duration of the published class time.
e. Posting office hours each semester, providing copies for the director and dean, and meeting all posted office hours.
f. Attending all mandatory divisional and college-wide meetings and graduation ceremonies.
g. Notifying the director as soon as possible in the event of illness.
h. Maintaining alternative educational activities which students may use in the event of faculty illness.
i. Supporting and following college policies and procedures.
j. Assuming reasonable responsibility for security, maintenance, and inventory of assigned equipment and supplies.
k. Preparing and submitting accurate and precise attendance rosters, student grades, book orders, leave reports, and other assigned documents when due.
l. Assisting in the selection of textbooks and maintaining updated text information.
m. Substituting for other faculty members as assigned by the director or executive dean.
n. Participating actively in institutional effectiveness planning by identifying expected student outcomes, assessment means, and improvement strategies based on assessment results.
o. Properly submitting assignments and the resulting student artifacts when selected for college-wide General Education Assessment.
p. Preparing supplemental teaching activities, such as developing supplemental Moodle course sites, referring weak students for tutoring, consulting with students, and facilitating help or review sessions outside of class time.
q. Maintain competence in areas of assigned responsibility.

a. Providing accurate academic advising to students whenever needed.
b. Participating in advisor in-service training.

III. COLLEGE SERVICE: Participating in activities that promote the welfare of the college, such as serving on committees, preparing accreditation reports, mentoring new and adjunct faculty, advising SGA-approved student organizations, recruiting for and marketing instructional programs, participating in faculty governance, revising curricula, or otherwise using the faculty member’s academic expertise and skills in the service of the college.

a. Participating in mandatory on-campus professional development activities.
b. Participating in professional development activities in the faculty member’s formally recognized area of expertise, such as attending or presenting at professional conferences, participating in summer institutes or short courses, auditing or taking graduate-level courses, and maintaining membership in professional organizations.


General Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must meet the requirements listed below that represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to be successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and write as applicable to subject area.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from students, internal staff, or members of the college community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to students, internal staff, or members of the college community.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations required to tabulate student scores.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of information.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the unique nature and role of the College and to the philosophy of the community college system.



Required Qualifications

Associate’s degree in mechatronics engineering technology, electrical systems technology, or related field.


Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related area, on the job experience in related field. OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour general industry certification. Robotic certification. Microsoft Office experience. Digital classroom experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Contact the Director of Engineering Technologies for specifics for specifics.


Physical Demands

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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10± pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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