PT - Heavy Equipment Instructor Con Ed

PT - Heavy Equipment Instructor Con Ed


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

Job Location

Winterville, NC


$25.00 - $30.00 Hourly



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Closes: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Target Start Date

Friday, November 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Coordinator of Occupational Training.

Employment Type

Part-Time Employee

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or High School Equivalency and two (2) years of experience operating various pieces of heavy construction equipment to include but not limited to motor grader, bulldozer, dump truck, street sweeper, vactor truck, and large excavators.  One year supervisory or lead worker experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of heavy-duty construction equipment.  Must be physically able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally, up to fifty pounds of force frequently and up to twenty pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands require stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately fifty pounds. Position is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.
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), legal system, 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 and decimals; determine time and weight; and apply algebraic and geometric 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 equipment and various types of heavy-duty construction equipment.  Visual acuity is required for operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and observation of general surroundings and activities. 
Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate 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 minimal 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 heavy-duty construction equipment, supervising students closely in the classroom and while operating equipment in a practical setting.  Reports to the Coordinator of Occupational Training.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Maintains all requisite certifications required of the position.  
Demonstrates knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations. 
Demonstrates knowledge of hazards involved in the operation of construction vehicles and equipment and safety precautions to be observed in their operation.
Demonstrates knowledge of local laws pertaining to the operation of equipment on highways. 
Demonstrates operation, maintenance, capabilities, and limitations of difficult and complex heavy-duty construction equipment and related attachments.
Demonstrates good customer relations and consultation to students.
Demonstrates a high level of skill and competence in operation of heavy equipment.  Examples of equipment operated include but are not limited to motor grader, bulldozer, vactor truck, road roller, dump truck, street sweeper, rubber tire excavator, bulldozer, backhoe, low-boy heavy-duty trailer, front-end loader, and other difficult and complex heavy construction equipment. 
Responsible for recognizing and reporting abnormal operating functions of equipment.  Demonstrates ability to perform emergency and minor repair on equipment.
Demonstrates ability to read and interpret surveyor's reports, grade stakes, and other materials.
Responsible for promoting work safe environment for students and instructing students on work safe practices, including inclement weather conditions. 
Responsible for evaluation/grading of student knowledge and competencies in required tasks of the heavy equipment curriculum.
Performs other duties as required.