Program Coordinator, Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Program Coordinator, Mechatronics Engineering Technology


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Closes: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Target Start Date

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

• Associate’s degree in Industrial Systems Technology, or Mechatronics Engineering Technology, or related field. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC. 
• Five Years’ experience in the industrial maintenance field including automation.
• Teaching experience in a school or industry training setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Post-secondary teaching experience.
• Experience in programming various PLC controllers and automated systems.
• Proficient in 2D and 3D engineering design software.
• Experience with CNC operations.

Position Description

In addition to carrying out the duties of an instructor, a program coordinator provides supervision for faculty, coordination, oversight, and leadership for an assigned program that leads to a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree. This individual is also responsible for program development, equipment and facilities, personnel, and financial responsibilities as outlined below.

Teaching and Learning:
• Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the department chairperson and approved by the dean.
• Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful.
• Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content covers SACS-approved competencies.
• Order supplies and materials for labs supervised and prepare lab activities and assignments as needed.
• Fulfill the duties of clinical or lab instructor in supervision of students as applicable.
• Assume responsibility for maintaining all required college records including attendance and grade reports, roll books, etc. 
• Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments where applicable.
• Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.

Curriculum Development:
• Maintain, review and update course descriptions, objectives, and outlines for courses of instruction and develop new courses of study as necessary.
• Make recommendations to department chairperson for selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
• Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) in the area of expertise.
• Assist with the development of new programs in the area of expertise.

• Provide assistance to advisees.
• Participate in department, division and college-wide advising activities.
• Learn and maintain proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees.
• Use the computer and the college’s student information system to assist advisees.
• Follow up on all assigned advisees.
• Attend training sessions relative to advising.

Professional Development:
• Develop a professional development plan that is approved by the department chair and then the dean and participate in those activities that achieve approved professional development activities.
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
• Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations.
• Read professional literature.
• Keep abreast of current technology.
• Attend workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
• Participate in on-campus professional development activities.

Institutional Service:
• Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.
• Attend all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
• Serve on committees as required.
• Participate in college-wide activities.

Community Relations:
• Maintain contact with specialized vocations where applicable.
• Be alert to public relations opportunities and uses these to promote the college and the department.
• Assist in planning and conducting advisory committee meetings.
• Provide administration with information for institutional publications.

• Recommend to the department chairperson teaching assignment for instructors.
• Orient new instructors to the job’s responsibilities and to the College’s operations and policies.
• Participate in interviews and recommend employment of full and part-time faculty.
• Supervise and direct activities of full- and part-time faculty.
• Assist in employee evaluation through classroom visitation as requested by the department chairperson.
• Assume responsibility for informing all program faculty about institutional policies.
• Recruit credentialed and qualified part-time teachers for teaching assignments.

Finance, Facilities and Equipment:
• Assist the department chairperson in the preparation and supervision of departmental program budgets.
• Approve requests for supplies, equipment and instructional materials as appropriate.
• Maintain an equipment inventory.

• Maintain equipment and facilities according to acceptable standards.
• Assure the availability to program faculty of supplies, equipment and instructional materials.

Program Development:
• Recommend to the department chairperson textbooks for adoption and supplementary materials for acquisition.
• Oversee the development of course descriptions and outlines.
• Prepare materials for recommended curriculum changes.
• Prepare annual curriculum course schedules.
• Recommend individuals to serve on curriculum advisory committees.
• Assess, prepare, and implement annual tactical goals.
Language Skills:
• Read written communications and analyze and interprets both verbal and written communications.
• Respond coherently both verbally and in writing to students, co-workers and individuals having contact with the College.
• Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
• Present information effectively to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills:
• Perform basic mathematical operations in problem solving.
• Apply mathematical concepts such as exponent and permutation to such tasks as test reliability, frequency distribution, sampling theory and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability:
• Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draws valid conclusions.
• Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please apply online, directly on the Forsyth Tech careers page at

Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309