The Machine Tool Technology Instructor is energetic,
entrepreneurial, and experienced in machining, using both manual
and CNC machines. He / she will provide lecture and laboratory
instruction in the Associates of Applied Science and Certificate of
Completion for Machine Tool Technology programs as well as any
additional certificate programs that are developed, and they will
collaborate with machine tool and other tech faculty on curriculum
development, programming, and maintenance of equipment. The
Instructor will actively work with industry to ensure that students
are prepared with appropriate machining skills and knowledge and
will support collaborations with industry. The instructor will work
closely with faculty in the Gillette College program and with
instructors working in concurrent enrollment programs. The
instructor will be team-oriented with demonstrated skills to engage
students in the machining discipline. They will be able to
communicate effectively to promote excellence within the academic
program. Sheridan College instructors are expected to engage in
learner-centered teaching methods, collaborate positively with
colleagues, serve on institutional committees, and otherwise
contribute to the collegial and good-humored environment of the
campus. Weekend and/or evening teaching is expected.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide classroom and lab/shop instruction.
Participate in curriculum development and implementation.
Work with District machining faculty in delivering a district-wide
Provide extensive safety training and enforce strict safety
procedures and policies that ensure a safe working
Initiate field trip experiences to local machining
Organize and maintain equipment and building for instruction.
Participate in the ordering of equipment and supplies.
Maintain relevancy of machining program to industry needs.
Work with local businesses and organizations to build strong
Develop, encourage and maintain an advisory board that includes
Assist with student advising and recruiting.
Support student machining activities and organizations (Machining
Tools Student Chapter and Skills USA).
Serve on college and departmental committees and participate in
Participate in externally visible scholarly activity related to
industry and teaching expertise that brings credibility and
distinction to the college.
Participate in activity that contributes to the collegiate life of
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the
• Capable of teaching a variety of machine tooling related
• Commitment to the community college mission and technical
• Effective communication
• Ability to collaborate in a team environment
• Ability to manage time and responsibilities
• Ability to engage students in the classroom, Lab, and Online
using Canvas or other Learning management software.
• Strong computer skills and familiar with Microsoft office (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Disposition: Openness to new learning, new techniques in teaching
and new industry trends
• Disposition: Readiness to respond to local industry needs
• Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in teaching manual and CNC
machining, CAD and CAM software.
• Preference will be given to those with previous experience using
Solidworks, GibbsCAM, Autodesk Fusion, and Calypso software.
• Familiarity with metallurgy and print reading
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
• Evenings and weekends as scheduled
• Classroom, shop and office settings
Minimum Qualifications including education, experience,
required licensures, certifications, and
• Associates degree in Machine Tool Technology and industry
experience required, higher degree preferred.
• Commitment to community college mission and technical
• Proven experience in the industry.