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Instructor, Caterpillar Electric Power Generation / ThinkBIG (Dealer Service Technology)

Requisition ID req767
Department ThinkBIG - Dealer Service Technology
Campus RC-Rock Creek Campus
Employment Type Faculty
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately - this job posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

The Division of Math, Aviation and Industrial Technology at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus is looking to fill a full-time faculty position in ThinkBIG / Electric Power Generation (EPG); to begin in the Summer 2021 Academic Term.  Although EPG focused, you may be required to teach other courses within the ThinkBIG / Dealer Service Program.

The successful candidate will support and grow student interest and success in this vital technical field by providing high quality instruction and helping to develop innovative curriculum and programs.

The Instructor will be required to travel in and out of state, as necessary, to complete required internship visits and to attend any assigned trainings/conferences.

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/instructor-qualifications/DST-DealerServiceTechnology/

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.

Please be sure to address how you meet the Success Criteria below in your Cover Letter:  (A skills demonstration may also be included as part of the interview process.)

  • Caterpillar specific experience as a technician or trainer
  • Recent experience teaching in the Electric Power Generation (EPG) Industry
  • Recent experience working in the Electric Power Generation (EPG) Industry on a technical level or as a technician
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Willingness to complete Caterpillar specific certifications

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).

  • Five years recent diesel service experience (Note:  Recent experience teaching at the college level or industry trainer experience or a combination of full-time equivalent teaching at the college level and industry trainer experience may be substituted, year for year, for recent diesel service experience.)
  • Caterpillar Specific certification in all areas of instruction is required within the first year of hire for full time faculty.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AAS or Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in diesel service or a field appropriate to diesel service

Starting Salary Expectations Initial Salary Placement will be up to Step 3 ($61,137) based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.  Higher placement may be considered based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $57346 to $97136 Annual Salary
FTE 1
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.

PCC currently 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.  A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049.  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 courses offered at PCC for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions. 

* Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:

  • 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 per year)
  • 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
  • 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation.

Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see 
http://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/faculty-information.html)

For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit: 
http://catalog.pcc.edu/handbook/i301-instructorqualifications/ 

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.