Part-time Chemical Operator/Processor Instructor (EWD)

Part-time Chemical Operator/Processor Instructor (EWD)


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington, NC


$30 to $35 per hour



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Closes: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training: HS Diploma  

Minimum Experience: Work experience in the chemical industry as a chemical operator, chemical processor, or similar role. 

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills: 5 years of experience in chemical processing 

Position Description

Position Description


Position Description

Provide classroom instruction to students using multiple teaching strategies and perform accurate assessment of student learning. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from AVP, Economic & Workforce Development and/or Workforce Training Coordinator. Exercises no supervision. 


Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)


Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


 Essential Functions:

  • Provide classroom and online instruction to students
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities
  • Develop and prepare supplement materials to enhance lessons
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student performance; grade record individual scores
  • Provide classroom demonstrations on various technology; develop assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance
  • Maintain and submit all required paperwork in a neat, accurate and timely fashion, including but not limited to: class rosters, pay sheets, attendance forms and grade rosters
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area and in accordance with CFCC policies and guidelines

 Other Important Functions:

  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons and recommend improvements as needed
  • Oversee and participate in field studies and assignments; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate
  • Provide guest speakers or field experts where appropriate
  • Stay aware of new developments with the exams and preparation
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned


Knowledge of:

  • Chemical Processes
  • Chemical process operator roles and responsibilities 
  • Basic physics for chemical processes 
  • Valve types and operations 
  • Pumps and fluid flow 
  • Basic understanding of process instrumentation 
  • Heat exchangers 
  • Reactor operations 
  • Distillation and stripping 
  • Safety issues involved in process operations including electrical 
  • Quality assurance issues 
  • Measuring process variables 
  • Transforming matter process technology (including processing equipment and plant utilities)
  • Controlling the process 
  • Computer Control Systems 
  • Career Readiness/Employability Skills/Leadership 
  • Safety Quality processes 
  • Forklift Certification 
  • Microsoft Suite 


Ability To:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Communicate concisely & respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    • Making observations
    • Reading and writing
    • Communicating with others
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    • Making sound decisions
    • Responding to questions
    • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities




Minimum Education/Training: HS Diploma  Minimum Experience: Work experience in the chemical industry as a chemical operator, chemical processor, or similar role.  Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills: 5 years of experience in chemical processing   


Supplemental Information


This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.  

Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If highest level of education is High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required. 

Candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master's degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

How to Apply

Apply online at CFCC Careers Page

Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028