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Composites Instructor (part time)

Composites Alliance of Rhode Island
Job Description
Composites Instructor Job Description
RIMTA is accepting resumes for a part-time (15-25 hours/week) Composites/Advanced Manufacturing instructor to teach a Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training.  This is entry level training leading to entry level internships or employment in the composites industry.
  • Teach Composites classes at the location as assigned using various teaching styles and technology to promote student success.
  •  Evaluate student work with an emphasis on skill and theory development and an outcome of attainment of industry standards
  • Develop, evaluate and revise courses to ensure responsiveness to industry and academic standards
  • Be available to assist students and prepare them to enter the workforce as successful technicians
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Uphold industry safety standards and expectations for conduct in the industrial setting
  • Maintain the lab and all practices in accordance with applicable standards (OSHA, WISHA, Clean Air, etc.)
  • Perform routine maintenance of shop equipment used in the lab; participate in supply ordering; inventory, repair and calibration requests
  • As part of the composites program team, participate in advisory meetings, industry events, recruitment and retention activities, promotion and outreach, and hiring events
  • Work collaboratively with others and be able to model, mentor and impart teamwork as part of the learning expectation for students
Professional Qualifications:
  • Preferred Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Composites, Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Materials Science or related field
  • At least wo years of experience in a Composites/Advanced Manufacturing related position
  • Specific industry certifications are not required, but may be considered a preferred qualification based on applicability to course content in the assignment
  • Teaching experience in a classroom or work-related environment a plus
  • Expertise in practical application of composites fabrication, non-destructive testing, tooling, bonding, fastening and assembly, blueprint reading, and other composites related content.
  • Skilled in communicating quality standards in a way to support student achievement of industry standard performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers
  • Willingness to learn or to already use educational software for distance coursework and resources
Physical Work Environment:
  • Work will typically be performed in a classroom setting and may require standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. Bending is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Visual acuity to read and recognize parts defects using standard inspection equipment and working controls on shop equipment.
  • Common and prolonged exposure to smells and sounds of a manufacturing environment are a daily expectation. Consistent wearing of appropriate clothing and PPE is required in the shop and is the responsibility of the employee.
Employment Terms
  •  Salary will be based on the part-time faculty salary schedule.
  • Current need is for composites classes offered for a daytime schedule, but evening and/or Saturday offerings may be available.  
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