Instructor, Heavy Duty Mechanical

North Island College

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July 2, 2019
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
$69,478 - $93,269
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North Island College is seeking a qualified instructor for the Heavy Duty/ Commercial Transport Mechanics program at our new training facility at the Campbell River Campus. Responsibilities include teaching pre-apprentice and all levels of apprenticeship programming to provincial outcomes and standards as established for the combined HD/CT pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs and technical training. Other responsibilities include program/curricula development and lesson planning, organization of instructional training space, tool and equipment maintenance, collaborating and liaising with regional employers.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College's vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning.  To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, inter-personal skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design.  In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories, practicums, shops, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

- Familiarity with the BC Heavy Duty and Commercial Transport program outlines;
- Experience setting up training programs;
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated excellent instructional abilities, using creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning, including the use of instructional technologies;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
- Proficiency with MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, the internet and web-based applications;
- A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities

- To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
- To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different
learning needs;
- To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all  required subject matter or skill activity;
- To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
- To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours,  to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (See  Policy #3-03:  Faculty Absence from Class - Cancellation of Classes);
- To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the  way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
- To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students  informed of their progress;
- To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final  Grades;
- To maintain records of student enrolment and achievement and other records required by  the College and affiliated agencies.  At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student  records to the department Chair.

- To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
- To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to  contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
- To advise the Director, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
- To advise the Director regarding enrolment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
- To advise the Director responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
-To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
- To maintain continuous professional development of  competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
- To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
- To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
- To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.


- Journeyperson Interprovincial Qualification (Red Seal) in Heavy Duty Mechanics, (Commercial Transport Mechanics may be considered);
- Certificate of Apprenticeship;
- Minimum of 5 years' experience as a journeyperson working in all aspects of Heavy Duty and Commercial Transport Mechanics;
- Experience instructing pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programming at the post-secondary environment;
- Completion of the Provincial Instructors Diploma program.

How to Apply

To apply go to and apply for posting number 102314.