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Instructional Support Technician IV, Microelectronics Technology Program
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 05/15/2019
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Requisition ID req310

Department Microelectronics

Campus RC-Rock Creek Campus

Employment Type Classified-Full Time

Close Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once  sufficient qualified applications have been received 

Position Summary

PCC is looking for an Instructional Support Technician (IST) to directly support students and instructors in the premier microelectronics technician training program in the state of Oregon.  To learn more about the program and the courses offered please see:


Under the technical direction of one or more members of the faculty or an instructional administrator, the IST prepares laboratories and classrooms for instructors in Microelectronics Technology (MT) program; plans and designs experiments/demonstrations; participates in the delivery of the actual instruction and provides student supervision, assistance and evaluation and/or has been assigned lead responsibilities over classified staff.

Ideal candidates will have work experience as a technician in the semiconductor manufacturing industry or related industry, including troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment used for one of more of the following: photolithography, etching, diffusion, planarization, thin-film deposition, ion implant, test/sort, and packaging.

The MT program begins with courses in basic electronics and culminates with extensive training on LAM Rainbow 4520s etchers.  It includes coursework on vacuum system trainers and plasma deposition systems. The IST should be familiar with maintaining and troubleshooting such systems, including soldering and component level repair/replacement as needed.  The IST must work independently in resolving problems and making decisions but will participate collaboratively with instructors in the delivery of actual instruction. The IST will support student learning on test instruments and analytical equipment as well as computer-based systems. 

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/classified-jobs/ist-4/

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position. 

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

In addition to outlined duties in the job classification description, this position requires:

Experience helping coordinate the day-to-day activities and overseeing the work of part-time or student workers employed in MT lab spaces.

 Experience maintaining, troubleshooting and doing inventory of equipment, materials, supplies, and written materials required for student instructional needs.

Experience with the equipment currently being used:

         - Oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, DC power supplies, LabView software, DAQ cards, 


            digital circuit trainers;


        -  Varian vacuum trainers, MKS plasma trainers, Varian He checker, Varian turbo pump,


            Varian membrane pump, Varian scroll pump;


        -  Siemens PLC, Allen Bradley PLC


        -  Lam Rainbow etcher, chiller, Edwards dry pump


        -  SMC MAP 200, IPC 200 trainers


Perform other related duties (such as assistance with the STEAM Lab and the Mechatronics Lab) as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in a technical discipline appropriate to the instructional support for the MT program ;  relevant experience may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Three years of experience in the industry as an equipment maintenance technician/field service engineer or equivalent.

Must have proven written and oral communications skills adequate to assist students in understanding the work they are to perform and learning detailed technical tasks.

Proven ability to lead others and evaluate performance.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialized education beyond the two-year level in a specific technical discipline appropriate to the instructional support for the MT program (e.g. Engineering).

Years of experience in the industry beyond the three year minimum.

Professional training experience beyond the minimum.

Additional industry experience in other highly automated production environments or troubleshooting/maintaining similar technologies.

Experience with equipment installation and support facilities.

Experience supporting legacy equipment, manage equipment obsolescence, demonstrating resourcefulness in acquiring replacement and substitute parts.

Position Grade 19

Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $3,369 to $3,470 per month. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range $40436 to $64887 Annual Salary


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

- Starts at 6.67 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)

- 8 hours of sick leave per month 

- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year 

- 11 Paid holidays

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit http://www.pcc.edu/hr.benefits 

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work pressure, disturbances of workflow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards, noise and temperature extremes. Some learned physical skills are required. Physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lifting; guiding and/or carrying of materials or equipment; occasional periods of sustained effort.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

Veterans: DD214

Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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