Applications are being accepted for a full-time Gas Utility Construction and Service Technician Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam Campus. This position is responsible for the delivery of instruction, as outlined by the supervisor, the College Employee Handbook, District Board policies, State Board rules, laws and professional and ethical standards. Primary responsibility will be to deliver curriculum in both classroom and lab (outdoor) settings as Gas Utility Technician Instructor. This position is based on the Beaver Dam, WI campus. The faculty member in this position will advance the College’s mission and vision by incorporating and practicing the College’s core values and engaging in activities that promote holistic student success. This includes developing a relevant and innovative curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, and participating in college activities. The faculty member in this position will also ensure a meaningful, caring and supportive environment for students to learn, making a positive difference for students, employees and the greater Moraine Park community.
This position is currently being funded by a State grant.
1. Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College’s core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment. Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior. Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct.
2. Meet the student learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching methods and assessments.
3. Maintain student records and documentation. Submit grades within the expected timeframe. Provide timely verbal and written feedback to the students to ensure continued growth and development.
4. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and updating of curriculum.
5. Collaborate with College staff to recruit students. Assist with student recruitment by participating in College recruitment events, partnering with student recruitment staff, maintaining relationships with alumni and proactively promoting the College and services offered.
6. Collaborate with College staff to retain students and help them be successful. Work with Student Affairs staff to provide guidance to students. Assist in advising students regarding course enrollment, program and course content, lifelong learning and other program-related subjects.
7. Work with internal customers, including student services staff, adjunct faculty and other College staff, to provide consistent, effective learning and support for students. Support the College by staying current with internal and external changes and provide input by participating in College meetings and activities.
8. Build and maintain ongoing relationships with community, industry and clinical partners. Participate in external meetings and activities.
9. Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.
10. Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs, as necessary to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry. Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed.
1. Associate Degree. If no Associate Degree, must be willing to obtain an Associate Degree from an accredited program. Progress toward an Associate Degree will be measured through the successful completion of a minimum of six (6) credits of coursework annually, beginning with the second year of employment.
2. Two (2) years (4,000 hours) of paid work experience related to the program(s) being taught, including one (1) year (2,000 hours) of related paid work experience that has been acquired within the past five (5) years. In lieu of this one (1) year (2,000 hours) of recent experience, two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the past five (5) years may be considered. (Two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience means eight (8) semesters of part-time teaching or four (4) semesters of full-time teaching at an accredited institution.)
3. Appropriate work experience includes construction, maintenance and operation of gas utility transmission and distribution systems, electrical circuits, protective piping devices, regulatory requirements, troubleshooting theory and practice, venting, ANSI-Z223.1 code, and comparable support activities. Must have experience with the safe operation of heavy construction equipment related to the gas utility industry, an understanding of emergency response training related to the natural gas industry, and knowledge of all common household gas appliances.
4. The following are preferred: Completion of an OSHA 30 Safety course and a Construction Equipment course, a Class-A Commercial Driver’s License, and certification as an Operator Qualifications (OQ) Evaluator.
5. Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner. Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers.
7. Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy.
8. Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn.
9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.
10. Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
11. Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback.
12. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
13. Previous community involvement and a desire to give back to the profession and community.
14. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Group Life Insurance
Group Health Insurance
Group Dental Insurance
Group Vision Insurance
Long Term Disability
Accumulative Sick Leave
403(b)/457 Deferred Comp-Voluntary Retirement Savings Program Options
Employee Assistance Program