Position Description

Title:Diesel Technology Instructor
Department:Mechanical Technology
Reports To:Department Chair
Position ID:33102
Position Term:Per Employment Contract
Grade:N/A Faculty
Type of Employment:Continuing depending of funding

Position Summary

Provide instruction of various courses within the Diesel Technology curriculum.  Follows the highest ethical standards of the teaching profession and promotes the best interests of the College. Perform all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the BMCC Vision and Strategic Plan.

Essential Function

Teach assigned courses in accordance with course descriptions as outlined in a course syllabus and schedule requirements by providing both lecture and lab instruction.

Orient students by distribution of course syllabi on the first day of class as to the objectives, measurable outcomes, purposes of the course, attendance requirements, nature of assignments or requirements and required texts.

Provide regularly scheduled and posted office hours for student advisement and course-related consultation per current administrative procedure.

Prepare and presents records and reports necessary for proper institutional management.

Becomes acquainted with and observes those policies and/or administrative regulations as they apply to the instructor as a member of the faculty.

Participate in the academic advising of students.

Assist in lab set up and clean up.

Work with students as they learn to perform Diesel repair, giving information, performing demonstrations and answering questions.

Will assist in the construction, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as needed.

Perform other essential and non essential functions as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be able to effectively perform individually or as a member of a team.

Must be able to convey ideas through various methods, means, and media to facilitate learning among a range of learning styles.

Must be proficient with computer applications and class/lab usage.

Must be a self starter, be punctual, dependable, self directed, and responsible.

Must be familiar with and use up-to-date safety practices and proper handling of waste materials.

Required Education/Experience

Ten  (10) years recent experience working with and/or teaching diesel maintenance, equipment, and tooling.  An Associate‚Äôs Degree in Diesel Technology is preferred; however, other combinations of education and/or experience may be considered.

Experience in welding techniques is desirable.

CDL preferred.

ASE certification desirable.

Must meet all the State of Oregon vocational teaching requirements. 

Must have proof of qualifications.

Other Aspects of the Position

Must be able to work as needed to get the job done.

Will be required to develop a comprehensive professional development plan.

Where appropriate, maintains liaison with business and industry to facilitate further development of the Diesel Technology Program and curriculum, and to assist students in finding gainful employment upon completion of programs.

Will be required to participate in departmental meetings and other activities of the department as necessary.

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Ability to demonstrate all common practices associated with industry standards.


This position description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position, but does not include other work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position. The essential duties of this position may change as the position evolves.

I am qualified for this position as described above.


Revised: 11/2013