Non-Credit Instructor, Industrial Manufacturing/Mechatronics



Job description



Position Type

Casual Continuing


PT Instructors


Teach non-credit courses for adult learners following the designated Workforce Development curriculum on a part-time basis. Potential topics include Electrical, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GDT); Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Machining; Plastics; PLC (Programmable Logic Control); CNC; Robotics.

Schedule: Casual part-time position, hours will vary depending on course offerings Instructors must be available during Eastern time zone business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Courses are typically offered 1 day per week in instructional blocks of 4 hours. Position could work remotely but will need appropriate technology to teach remotely.



  • Formal related training or education, or 5 years on-the-job experience. (Minimum)
  • Bachelor’s degree. (Desired)


  • Five (5) years related experience. (Minimum)
  • Relevant teaching experience. (Desired)
  • Experience mentoring or supervising staff in related field. (Desired)

Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge, expertise and certification in the trade area. (Minimum)
  • Ability to provide instruction in subject area for which hired. (Minimum)
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff, and the public. (Minimum)
  • Strong observation and problem solving skills. (Minimum)
  • Ability to work independently. (Minimum)
  • Functional ability with computers and Microsoft Office programs. (Minimum)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. (Minimum)


  • Provide non-credit classroom/virtual instruction using provided curriculum. (Essential)
  • Identify student performance problems as they surface and consult with staff for resolution of the problem. (Essential)
  • Assist other non-credit instructors and school administrators with course development, coordination, and maintenance. (Essential)
  • Provide feedback to students and complete program evaluations. (Essential)
  • Maintain daily attendance records. (Essential)
  • Secure materials needed for instruction. (Essential)
  • Develop lesson plans; prepare assignments, supplemental teaching materials, sample tests, etc. (Essential)
  • Attend instructor orientation, training, and professional development as required. (Essential)

Physical Standards and Special Job Features

Physical Standards:

  • None

Special Job Features:

  • Casual part-time position, hours will vary per week.
  • Must have availability during business hours (8 am – 4:30 pm) Monday-Friday.
  • Candidates for teaching positions must be fluent in the English language (oral and written), English Fluency in Higher Education Act (PA Senate Bill 539/Act No. 76).

Pay Transparency


College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Job Code


Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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