Automotive Systems Technology Instructor

Automotive Systems Technology Instructor


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

PCC Main Campus - CIT 105


Depends on Experience/Qualifications


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

8am-5pm M-F

Reports to

Norman Lilley

Employment Type

Full-Time, 9 Month Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


Associate Degree in Automotive Systems Technology; or minimum of an A.A.S. Degree with work experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  ASE Certified (A1– A9), G1, L1, L2 required.  ASE F1, and L3 recommended.  Should have up to date training (OEM and/or Independent) in current automotive technologies and be willing to train in emerging automotive technologies.

Three to five years of teaching and/or automotive experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities to effectively educate students on current and future automotive technologies.   Experience in Light Duty Diesel, advanced drivability, and powertrain required. Hybrid, alternative fuels, and undercar experience preferred.  

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and other equipment  including computer, copier, audio-visual equipment, lathes, grinders, presses, other automotive machinery and equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to fifty pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work;  position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately one hundred pounds.


Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.


Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, PCC FACT book, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of quarter reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.


Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), automotive technology, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.


Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages; utilize decimals; determine time and weight; and apply algebraic principles.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office, audio-visual, and automotive equipment.


Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.


Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Position Description

Teaches various assigned courses and labs in automotive technology by lecture and/or demonstration as appropriate.  Performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties such as evaluating textbooks; preparing learning objectives, preparing lesson plans, course syllabi, handouts, tests, etc.; gathering resources for class; securing project cars; procuring supplies and equipment; preparing for lab demonstrations; repairing shop equipment; ensuring that classroom and lab are clean and presentable; conducting critiques of students' work; grading assignments; maintaining files; assisting with developing new courses; etc.  Prepares and/or completes various reports and forms related to classes including 20% reports, end-of-quarter reports, grade reports, rolls, etc.  


Performs various student-related duties including recruiting students, advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, writing letters of recommendation, assisting with graduation activities, etc.  Completes various student forms such as withdrawals, registration, drop/add, and credit by examination. 


Remains active in professional organizations and activities.  Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of automotive technology courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.


Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus. 


Supervises the work of work/study students, performing such duties as instructing; assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; and coordinating activities.


Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as attendance report, grade sheets, evaluation forms, professional development forms, various other forms, memos, and general letters of correspondence.


Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including computers, calculator, audio-visual equipment, lathes, grinders, presses, diagnostic equipment, numerous other types of automotive machinery and equipment, general office and teaching supplies, etc.


Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required.  Assists part-time instructors and substitutes for absent instructors as needed.  Assists with preparing departmental objectives, developing and updating curriculum, participating in program review activities, etc.  Responds to phone calls, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.

Performs other duties as required.