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Instructional Assistant, Industrial Technology
Assembles materials and equipment used in demonstrations and classroom assignments; operates, maintains, and repairs equipment and tools used in an assigned industrial technology related program; assists students and faculty with instructional activities; prepares instructional materials and study aids; and orders, issues, receives, and stores classroom materials, supplies, and equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

An associate's degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in industrial technology or closely related field.

OR

Two years of full-time paid experience as a technician which involved the operation and maintenance of a variety of industrial technology machines and tools.


KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Principles of industrial technology

  • Equipment and tools used in shops such as electric, electronic, machine, metal, diesel, and aircraft

  • Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to program area

  • District purchasing procedures

  • Capabilities of computer systems, software and hardware common to instructional laboratories

  • Principles of recordkeeping


SKILL IN:
  • Operating tools and common shop equipment in assigned area such as grinders, sharpeners, lathes, mills, welders, and CNC equipment


ABILITY TO:
  • Provide instructional assistance to students and instructional staff

  • Operate, explain, and demonstrate the proper and safe utilization of a variety of equipment and tools

  • Perform repairs, installations, and make adjustments to a variety of common shop equipment

  • Make adjustments to a variety of tools

  • Prepare study aids for student use

  • Work effectively and cooperatively with students, instructional staff, and other staff

  • Give clear and concise instructions

  • Maintain an inventory of equipment and tools

  • Keep detailed and precise records

  • Effectively utilize computer hardware and software in assigned program area

  • Learn general and specialized software applications



  • Monitors the use of instructional laboratories, facilities, equipment, and tools used in assigned program.

  • Instructs students individually in the proper use and safe operation of a variety of equipment and tools and orients students to established policies within the instructional laboratory(ies).

  • Performs repairs to assigned equipment and tools.

  • Sets up supplies and equipment and assists in conducting classroom demonstrations.

  • Assists instructional staff in coordinating classroom instruction with hands-on equipment operation by providing them with observations regarding the problems encountered and progress being made by students using the laboratory as part of their educational program.

  • Assists instructors in the set-up of classes and preparation of instructional material and study aids.

  • Issues, receives, and maintains tools, equipment, materials, and repair parts used by students and instructors.

  • Maintains perpetual inventory records and takes annual inventory of equipment and instructional supplies.

  • Stores equipment and tools and keeps storeroom and working areas orderly and clean.

  • Prepares requisitions for supplies and materials.

  • May provide training and work direction to student employees.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


An Instructional Assistant, Industrial Technology, is responsible for applying a general knowledge of industrial technology to a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of instructional laboratories which includes: preparation of equipment, materials, and supplies, maintenance of facilities and equipment, and proper use of equipment and tools.

Instructional Assistants in other academic disciplines are responsible for the day-to-day operations of instructional laboratories and apply their specialized knowledge to a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of their academic departments.

SUPERVISION
General supervision is received from an academic supervisor. Functional supervision is received from instructional staff. Work direction may be provided to student employees.

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