Automotive Technician Instructor Tenure Track

Updated: 15 days ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Deadline: 30 May 2021

Position Objective

Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) is seeking a highly-skilled and innovative instructor to build a supportive environment for adult learners as they train for a career in the automotive technician industry. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with the program’s diverse student body. Will help support the colleges work to cultivate an inclusive culture and campus climate by valuing diversity, sustaining an environment of belonging, and promoting equitable opportunities for all. The successful candidate will work to eliminate equity gaps and help students succeed in their chosen career path and in what is an increasingly diverse work environment. Well qualified applicants should be enthusiastic about continuously working to keep curriculum relevant, researching and implementing the latest industry trends. The Automotive Technician faculty are responsible for planning, organizing, and instructing the NATEF certified curriculum. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with other instructors in the automotive programs and carry out functions related to the position as described below. This position may teach courses in automotive electronics, engine performance, drivability, engine theory and repair.
Clover Park Technical College celebrates the many individuals that make up our community and embraces the opportunity to learn from both our differences and similarities. Instructors at Clover Park Technical College impart knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and excitement to our students. We welcome faculty who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning and the ability to utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success. Given the diversity of our student population, we encourage applications from faculty who can adapt teaching methods to a wide range of student backgrounds and interests.
The position closes on May 30th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager in real-time for further consideration before the closing date of the position. 
This position is represented by the Clover Park Federation of Teachers, Local 3913, AFT/ AFT Washington. 

Duties and Tasks (Essential Functions)

Provide classroom and lab instruction utilizing a variety of teaching techniques to prepare students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry

  • Create, implement, and modify curriculum as required to meet learning outcomes. 
  • Maintain and manage classroom environment, equipment, tools, and supplies. 
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of professionalism and mutual respect with students. 
  • Maintain a safe environment through instruction, policy and continuous evaluation of program equipment and laboratory space. 
  • Provide career guidance and job placement assistance. 
  • Assess and provide feedback on student competencies as established by the NATEF accreditation standards.
Perform administrative tasks for the Manufacturing Technologies program and the college 
  • Document and keep records of student competency performance, attendance in accordance to program policies and college policies. 
  • Participate in program promotion events, program information sessions and other program marketing activities. 
  • Work with the program advisory committee, program faculty and college administration to develop strategies for continuous program and course improvement 
  • Attend college in-service, department and division meetings.
  • Serve as an active participant in college shared governance.  
  • Provide and maintain program information and communication with the college community. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience as an automotive technician.
  • Current ASE Master Technician Certification.
  • Current ASE L-1 Certification or must achieve within 6 months of employment.
  • G1 ASE Certification or obtain within 60 days of employment.
  • Current Washington State Drivers License and good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

Application Instructions

  • Complete application
  • Upload cover letter describing your skills and experience, and how they relate to the Minimum Qualifications of this position
  • Upload resume
  • Complete Supplemental Questions
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Supplemental Information

At this time, Clover Park Technical College is not sponsoring H1-B Visas.

All offers of employment at Clover Park Technical College are contingent upon successful completion of background checks which include criminal history. Information obtained from the background checks will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the specific position.
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We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the Puget Sound Salish peoples belonging to the Puyallup, Steilacoom, Nisqually, and Squaxin Island tribes and bands, and we honor and thank the traditional caretakers of this land. We value the tribes in our community, and the impact that they continue to make on our college to this day. For more information about CPTC's commitment to indigenous tribes, please visit
Why we work for Washington State's Community and Technical Colleges
There are a host of reasons why we work at Clover Park Technical College, including the fact that we are part of a network called State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBTC). We are proud to be part of an institution that believes in building strong people, families and communities. Community and technical colleges help people grow their skills and talents so they can become global citizens. Faculty and staff make colleges come alive, giving each student a place in which they want to learn. You can participate in college events, clubs and committees which engage you, while college guest speakers enlighten and inspire you.
Our History
Clover Park Technical College is located in Lakewood, Washington. Our college has a rich history of professional and technical education dating back to the 1940s, when Clover Park School District established a War Production program, training civilians as auto mechanics, aircraft-service mechanics, ship-fitters, welders and blueprint readers. Now, CPTC offers more than forty programs in Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Human Services, Business, Hospitality, Science Technology, Engineering, Transportation and Trades. CPTC has two campuses: Our main campus is located in Lakewood, WA and our South Hill Campus is located in Puyallup, WA.  Learn more about Clover Park Technical College by visiting About CPTC .
Equal Opportunity Employer 
Clover Park Technical College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to principles of diversity.  We consider applicants for all position without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran.
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