Instructional Assistant, Applied Engineering Technology

Northcentral Technical College

United States

October 24, 2021


Instructional Assistant, Applied Engineering Technology


$27.75 Hourly


Wausau, WI

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10/24/2021 11:59 PM Central

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  • Position Description

    The Instructional Assistant will support the faculty instructors of Applied Engineering Technology which includes the Associate's Degrees of Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Safety Engineering Technology. Typical schedule will be Monday through Friday, day time hours. Hours are subject to change as workload and needs of our customers and work areas change. This position is grant funded until September 30, 2022.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    General Responsibilities : 1. Program and Laboratory Support:

  • Work with program instructors to support the reviewing and updating of program curriculum and the integration of new technologies and trends.
  • Develop materials including videos, spreadsheets, and manufacturing lessons as requested by program instructors in Applied Engineering Technology.
  • Curricular and Laboratory support of the college initiatives for Lights Out Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in manufacturing.
  • Recommend lab procedural and safety discussions topics to the instructors based on observed practices in the manufacturing field.
  • Monitor student attendance and progress.
  • Assist the instructors with the setting up of major lab activities and creating virtual lessons.
  • Assist the program instructors with the procurement of materials and supplies (including pickup and delivery).
  • Report repair requirements on all technology and lab equipment to instructors.
  • Maintain an inventory of instructional materials and equipment within the lab.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies, tools, and parts for the program and students.
  • Assist instructors in identifying equipment and minor tool needs.
  • Participate in in-service training and industrial workshops pertaining to the operation and applications of lab equipment.
  • Maintain proficiency in the Engineering field as needed to support the Applied Engineering program.
  • 2. Student Support:

  • Assist students with their use of technology, facilities, and equipment.
  • Proctor tests, quizzes and performance assessments administered in the lab.
  • Assist with remediation of students.
  • Demonstrate proper equipment operation skills to students as needed, as directed by the instructors.
  • Prepare instructional materials for student lab projects.
  • Assist the instructors in monitoring students on operational safety.
  • 3. Other Duties:

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the instructor of similar scope to Laboratory and Student Support functions and requiring compatible skills.
  • This listing is not inclusive of all duties and responsibilities, which may be assigned, but are only listed as typical.


    Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in a technical area related to Applied Engineering Technology which should include manufacturing, safety, and/ or quality.
  • Five (5) years work experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing industry including familiarity with Industry 4.0 and automation.
  • Good computer and office skills, and ability to utilize and assist with course specific software, and to maintain written and electronic inventory records and documents.
  • Experience working with others in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner, and the ability to work with individuals of various backgrounds, ages, and capabilities in an educational setting.
  • Valid Wisconsin drivers' license.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • OSHA lift-truck certification.
  • Physical Demands

    Working Activity: 6 to 8 hours: Working indoors 4 to 5 hours: Grasping, performing repetitive movements, reaching and standing 1 to 3 hours: Balancing, bending, climbing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, sitting, twisting and walking Less than 1 hour: Working at heights, working at temperature extremes and working outdoors

    Lifting and Carrying: Less than 10 pounds: 15 or more repetition (s) per hour 10 to 20 pounds: 10-15 repetition (s) per hour 20- 50 pounds: 1-10 repetition (s) per hour 50-100 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour

    Additional Physical Requirements: Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, maintain driver's license and differentiate between colors.

    Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.

    Required Employee Program Safety Training: Bloodborne Pathogen, Chemical Hygiene, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Eye Wash, Emergency Procedures, Ergonomics, (Office/Workplace), Flammable/Chemical Storage, Hazard Communication, Hazardous Waste, Hearing Conservation, Lockout Tagout, Overhead Crane Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Slips, Trips & Falls, Vehicle Safety

    Optional Employee Program Safety Training: Electrical Safety, Fire Extinguishers

    Our Comprehensive benefit package includes the following:

    Health and Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance Wisconsin Retirement System 403(b) Pre-Tax Retirement Savings 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (Pre-tax & Roth Option) 529 Plan Section 125 Flexible Spending Account TransAmerica-Accident, Critical Illness (voluntary) Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Professional Development


    Do you possess a valid WI driver's license and believe you can meet our insurance carrier's requirements?

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    Describe any direct interaction you have in working with students.


    Explain any post-secondary education you have related to this position.

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    Northcentral Technical College


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    Wausau, Wisconsin, 54401




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