FT Advanced Manufacturing Instructor, CNC Machining Focus

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The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

This position is responsible for instructing several courses in various manufacturing areas. Individuals should possess extensive manufacturing knowledge, as well as understanding the full machining processes to manufacture parts. The ideal candidate for this position will need to be able to teach three or more of the following areas:
  • CNC Machining / Programming (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • cad/cam software and materials.
  • Metrology and Calibration
  • Blueprint Reading (GD&T)
  • Manufacturing Math
  • MasterCam / Solidworks
  • Lean Principles
  • Manufacturing Materials
  • Swiss Screw Machine set-up and operation
  • Mechatronics
  • Quality inspection tools and processes
  • CMM
Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Desire to teach
  • Organize and keep course curriculum up to date.
  • Helps make improvements to overall CNC Program.
  • Performs skilled laboratory functions in support of University coursework.
  • Operates, sets up and instructs on CNC Machines, Manual Mill & Lathe, Surface Grinder and Live-Tooling Lathe.
  • Enforces Shop Safety Regulations.
  • Operates, maintains, and makes minor adjustments and repairs on the lab equipment.
  • Assists in the procurement and commissioning of new lab equipment.
  • Sets up and executes a preventative maintenance schedule for the lab equipment.
  • Instructs students in the proper and safe use of lab equipment and tools.
  • Explains and demonstrates operation of the lab equipment to the students.
  • Maintains inventory of lab tooling and supplies, and purchase if necessary.
  • Maintains appropriate safety standards in the lab.
  • Supports students while engaged in laboratory learning experiences in the Advanced Manufacturing Center.
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.
Other Functions :
  • This role may require additional training on equipment relevant CNC and manual machines.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of Haas CNC laboratory equipment, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance/ Blueprint Reading, and Shop Math.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, as well as organizational and logistic skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent customer service skills with faculty, students and other stakeholders
  • Ability to recognize and solve process and equipment problems
  • Ability to work with adults and high school students
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; plan, initiate, and follow-through on projects
  • Willingness to learn new technology in support of cross-functional teams


Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Associates degree or some college & relevant industry experience required, advanced degree with relevant experience a plus
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Goodwin University and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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