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Instructional Support Technician IV - Diesel Technology

Requisition ID req34
Department Diesel Technology
Campus RC-Rock Creek Campus
Employment Type Classified-Full Time
Best Consideration Date
Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.  
Position Summary

Portland Community College is looking for an Instructional Support Technician IV to support the Diesel Technology Department at the Rock Creek Campus.  The Instructional Support Technician, under the technical direction of one or more members of the faculty or an instructional administrator, prepares laboratories and classrooms for instructors; plans and designs experiments/demonstrations; participates in the delivery of the actual instruction and provides student supervision, assistance and evaluation and/or has been assigned lead responsibilities over classified staff. 

This position is located on the Rock Creek Campus. 

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Experience working in a heavy equipment or truck dealership or similar. 
  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of diesel-powered equipment.
  • Excellent knowledge in the use of diesel related equipment and tooling; has the ability to fix equipment, as needed. 
  • Demonstrated teaching or industry training experience in diesel technology. 
  • Experience in parts purchasing/management. 
  • Proficient computer usage including Microsoft Office 
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing inventory.
  • Experience driving a forklift
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs. to chest height. 
  • Self- starter who is dependable and a quick learner. 
  • Excellent communication skills to include written and oral 

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in Diesel Technology. 
  • Three years of experience in the diesel technology are required; experience performing the duties of the position may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis. 
  • Must have proven written oral communications skills adequate to assist students in understanding the work they are to perform. Proven ability to lead others to lead others and evaluate performance.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • AAS in Diesel Service from an accredited institution
  • Experience in welding and fabrication

Position Grade 19
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $3,369 to $3,470 per month. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $40436 to $64887 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 6.67 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month 
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year 
- 11 Paid holidays

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit 

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work pressure, disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards, noise and temperature extremes. Some learned physical skills are required. Physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lifting; guiding and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment; occasional periods of sustained effort.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.