Instructor-Automation Electronics Engineering (9 Months)

Instructor-Automation Electronics Engineering (9 Months)


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

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Closes: Sunday, June 4, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair, Industrial & Engineering Technologies

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in an Automation or Electronics Engineering Technology or preferable a Bachelor’s degree in an electronics and/or engineering technology related discipline having an appropriate emphasis of study related to Automation and/or Electronics Engineering Technology.


Minimum of three years of experience in an automation or electronics technology related field with two years instructional related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities appropriate for this position.


Must have a working knowledge of data networking, computer upgrade/repair, programmable logic controllers and automation/robotics.  

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, electronics test equipment, robots, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to ten 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 twenty 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), electronics engineering, 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; apply algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric principles; and utilize integral and differential calculus.

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 electronics 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

Under limited supervision, instructs students in various electronics classes and labs and performs related administrative and record-keeping duties.  Interacts with and assists students in various other related areas.

Teaches various assigned courses and labs in electronics by lecture and/or demonstration as appropriate.  Performs related administrative and record-keeping duties such as evaluating textbooks; preparing learning objectives, preparing lesson plans, course syllabi, handouts, tests, etc.; gathering resources for class; preparing lab experiments and design projects; procuring supplies and equipment; arranging for having equipment repaired as needed; ensuring that classroom and lab are clean and safe; 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 10% reports, end-of-semester 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 co-op placements, 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 technological advances relative to the teaching of electronics engineering 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, electronic test instruments, robots, programmable controllers, drafting instruments, soldering tools, hand tools, electronic supplies, general office and teaching supplies, etc.

Must possess valid driver’s license.

Serves on various campus committees, organizations, etc.  Assists with special projects as required.

Responds to phone calls, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.

Must be able to teach night and weekend  courses.

Performs other duties as required

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