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Industrial Systems Technology Instructor, Tenure-Track
Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington
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Date Posted 04/09/2019
Faculty-Engineering-Industrial & Manufacturing
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Industrial Systems Technology (IST) Instructor position. This position is part of the Industry, Manufacturing, & Trades Division. We are looking for a person prepared and interested in teaching a variety of industrial systems courses for mechanical maintenance technology, mechatronics, and/or manufacturing students. The instructor will have responsibility for teaching courses; such as, machining; hydraulics; instrumentation; automation; mechanical power transmission; PLCs; hydraulic, pneumatic, & vacuum systems. 

BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms. 

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification. 

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at kimg@bigbend.edu.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 22, 2019. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Prepare and teach Mechatronics, Mechanical Maintenance, and/or Manufacturing courses. Teaching assignments are based on college needs and include day, evening, weekend and on or off campus assignments.

  • Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.

  • Maintain an educational environment that promotes student learning and success.

  • Instruct, assist, and motivate students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

  • Adapt to a variety of teaching situations including diverse student abilities and preparedness.

  • Demonstrate, teach, and enforce proper lab techniques and safe work habits and safety rules in the labs.

  • Advise students; assist students in planning an educational program and in selecting courses, and when necessary refer students to appropriate student services for assistance.

  • Participate as an active member of working committees dealing with instruction, college-wide and department assessment, student matters, and/or college related concerns.

  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be a positive contributing member of the campus community.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, development, and conduct.

  • Remain current with subject matter (e.g. hydraulics, mechanical systems, pneumatics, PLCs, electrical energies, etc.), instructional methodology, educational technology, and emerging trends within industrial maintenance and repair.

  • Participate in ongoing professional development related to industry certification of teaching and accreditation of the program under national standards.

  • Develop and maintain positive and effective partnerships with industry.

  • Provide advice and support for adjunct faculty in conjunction with the department.

  • Maintain positive and effective communications with students, faculty, administration, and staff.

  • Maintain required licensing and Washington s vocational teaching certification.

  • Foster a flexible, healthy learning environment with respect for student diversity.

  • Other duties as agreed to with division chair or administrator.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:

An Associate's degree in a relevant field (e.g. mechatronics, manufacturing, maintenance mechanic, etc.) and three years of professional experience or a minimum of five years professional experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Experience working with students/workforce from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Documented industry training and/or industry-recognized mechatronics and/or mechatronics instructor certifications or the ability to attain them within six months of hire (e.g., NIMS, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Amatrol, FANUC).


  • Experience with the operation of industrial automation and robotic equipment (e.g., Allen Bradley, Siemens, Amatrol, Fanuc) and/or systems integration.

  • Experience teaching at a community college within the previous three years.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current theory and common practices in the trade and the ability to instruct students on these topics.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community college in education.

  • Experience implementing innovative teaching methods such as inverted instruction, coordinated studies, team teaching, active learning, or computer-aided instruction.

  • Experience with online learning, hybrid courses, and learning management systems.

  • Experience working in a team-teaching environment.

  • Able to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, and in classroom settings.

  • Experience working with non-traditional students.

  • Demonstrated multicultural experience (fluency in other languages, work experience, or literary/cultural/travel experience) which add breadth and depth to teaching.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 22, 2019. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • BBCC Online application.

  • Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*

  • Comprehensive resume or CV.*

  • Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*

  • Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. 

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice. 

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Big Bend Community College

7662 Chanute Street, NE

Moses Lake, Washington, 98837



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