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Position:Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician Instructor - Job # 911

External Job Posting

Location: Downtown Campus

Schedule: 7:00 am - 2:45 pm

Hours: 7.00/Day 35.00/Week

Salary: $54,971 - $61,827 DOE

Posting Date:4/1/2013 Closing Date:Until Filled

Starting Date:On Hire


This Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician Instructor is responsible for teaching first and second year electronics and robotics classes, and for providing training to students in a manner that prepares successful program graduates for entry-level employment as industrial electronics and/or robotics technicians or related positions. The work schedule for this position is 214 days per year, 7 hours per day.
Job Responsibilities
Use effective teaching techniques, instructional materials, and appropriate media support to conduct classroom lecture, course work and laboratory projects to prepare students with the practical skills essential for entry-level employment.
Provide individualized instruction.
Mentor, encourage, counsel and guide students toward the completion of program requirements i.e., course assignments, interpersonal relationships, career goals and responsible work habits.
Facilitate a process for on-going student input for instructional and program improvement.
Respond appropriately to student problems and provide assistance in solving them in accordance with college procedures.
Manage the classroom in a manner that ensures a suitable learning environment.
Maintain robotics lab, equipment and tools
Ensure that appropriate safety practices are used at all times, students are knowledgeable of safety techniques and all equipment is maintained in a safe working condition.
Requisition, maintain control of and safeguard inventories of equipment and supplies assigned to the program.
Evaluate and document students’ course progress, attendance, work based learning experiences and workplace behaviors at least quarterly and in accordance with college policy and/or procedures.
Maintain required written and computerized records and respond to requests for information in a timely manner.
Maintain records of all “shop job” instructional projects. 
Develop and maintain full program curriculum documentation in accordance with the approved college format and ensure that instruction is consistent with current industry or business standards, technologies, procedures, equipment and materials.
Plan and develop meaningful student learning experiences based upon current industry or business practices.
Annually validate and review course objectives and skills required for entry level employment in the industry or profession and adapt curriculum to match those skills when needed.
Coordinate with other instructors, support services staff and advisory committee members to ensure a cohesive learning environment dedicated to providing industry with qualified entry-level employees.
Identify, develop and maintain an advisory committee appropriate to the specific area of instruction.
Maintain friendly and cooperative relationships with respective industry partners.
Cooperate with and assist administration in the recruitment of students and promotion of the program.
Coordinate, organize, and provide job placement assistance to students.
Attend staff meetings
Other related duties as required.

Special Conditions

  • Collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Bates Technical College Local 4184 or payment of a representation fee is required
  • Must successfully pass a background and criminal history check
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for professional-technical educator certification in the state of Washington in accordance with WAC 131-16-091
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Electronic Engineering or related field
  • Five (5) years of industry experience
  • Work experience and/or equivalent teaching experience in all phases of the industry
  • Experience in a relevant leadership role
  • Must communicate in English verbally and in writing
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience with industrial automation
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC
  • Industrial programming experience: PLC, C++ or JAVA
  • Supervisory experience
  • Prior teaching in vocational atmosphere
Allowable Substitution

If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability.

Knowledge of:
  • Electrical/electronic principles and circuits, electrical machines, digital electronics, electronic devices and programmable logic controllers
  • Semiconductor devices, robotics, sensors and transducers, power systems, controls and instrumentation, power electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, remote sensing, and troubleshooting, and advanced PLC programing
Skilled in:
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Computer use/operation including Internet and e-mail
Ability to:
  • Demonstrate and model appropriate and respectful workplace behaviors
  • Instruct a diverse student population varying in ages, backgrounds and levels of experience in a manner that facilitates an effective learning environment
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds
Essential Mental & Physical Requirements:
  • Reading, writing, speaking, hearing, standing, bending, sitting
  • Learning and comprehending
  • Requires visual concentration on detail
  • Manual dexterity and precision required
  • Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • May occasionally be required to deal with distraught people
  • Experience frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to work on a computer, phone, and other office equipment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels under stressful conditions
  • Must exercise good judgment for the prompt completion of responsibilities
  • Must demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Must recognize and appropriately react to one’s own immediate emotional responses to situations while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Must retain information and apply critical thinking processes to their work
  • Must demonstrate appropriate behavior and attitudes in order not to jeopardize, physical, mental and safety of colleagues or students
  • Must acknowledge and respect individual values and opinions to foster harmonious working relationships with colleagues or students


Due to the volume of applications received, it’s difficult for us to respond to phone inquiries. Those applicants who best meet the qualifications required of the position will be contacted.


Bates Technical College is a public, two-year institution. All health care, retirement and leave benefits from a state entity are transferable. Eligible positions receive benefits including dental, medical, vision, state retirement, paid holidays and paid leave.

Faculty employees are represented by a collective bargaining unit. All represented employees must become members or pay the agency fee, the non-association fee, or the representation fee within 30 calendar days of hire.

Full-time faculty must obtain and maintain a Washington State Professional-Technical Teaching Certificate.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the prospective candidate completeing a criminal history check to the satisfaction of the College.


The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (253) 680-7181.


To inspire, challenge and educate! Bates Technical College helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a diverse environment. Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region's social and economic vibrancy. Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make the College a respected contributor to community vitality.

Bates Technical College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, it is the policy of Bates Technical College to assure equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, and status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The College will make every effort to eliminate barriers to equal opportunity employment.


Bates Technical College is located in Tacoma, Washington, halfway between the cities of Seattle and Olympia on the I-5 corridor. In addition to a thriving arts and culture community, Tacoma is within approximately two hours’ driving distance from ocean beaches, scenic Mount Rainier and Vancouver, British Columbia. A renewed emphasis on urban development has inspired substantial growth in downtown residential space as well as several new facility projects including the International Museum of Glass and Contemporary Art, the Tacoma Art Museum and a municipal convention center and hotel complex.

Founded in 1940, Bates operates on three campuses, with over 600,000 square feet of classrooms, workspace, meeting rooms and offices. The largest technical college in Washington State, Bates serves nearly 15,000 citizens annually in career education, certification and continuing education programs and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college operates on a quarter system, September through July. Bates offers associate of technology degrees, certificates of competency, certificates of training, industry certifications and, in some programs, prepares students for state licensing. The college maintains articulation agreements with several four-year institutions, making some of the college’s degrees transferable.


Correction, extension, or recruitment changes will be posted in the Human Resources Office.

Bates Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. Bates is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community of faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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