Manufacturing Academy Instructor
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AJAC is looking for a Manufacturing Instructor to deliver instruction to students encompassing a variety of advanced manufacturing and other trade-related concepts and skills. The MA instructor is tasked with preparing and delivering quality instruction, student advising, and program support. The MA Instructor is responsible for preparing students to successfully transition into the manufacturing industry and advancing their careers through apprenticeship training. AJAC’s mission is to create industry-driven apprenticeship programs that serve the lifelong learning requirements of a 21st Century workforce.  

This position is hybrid—candidates must be able to work from our office in Kent, Washington, and in classrooms in Tacoma and Federal Way, in addition to working remotely. With the hybrid model, you will need to be comfortable working in a virtual environment, with Microsoft Office Suite and the Canvas learning management system. 

A typical day as a Manufacturing Instructor might look like: 

· Teaching online and/or in-person manufacturing classes that engage students and foster learning

· Preparing lessons, based on AJAC curriculum, that employ methods and strategies for engaging a variety of learners with diverse backgrounds

· Reviewing and adjusting lessons to meet the needs of your students

· Responding to student emails and requests with professionalism, care, and grace

· Meeting with students during your office hours to support their learning

· Ensuring instructional equipment, supplies, and materials are in proper working condition, and all materials are available before class begins

· Meeting with the program manager regarding course information, classroom and program needs

· Organize and participate in short-term trainings within the surrounding community

· Planning and participating in AJAC activities and events, including job fairs, learning bootcamps

You are a good fit for this role if:

· You value education and the role apprenticeships play in building a thriving workforce

· You are passionate about working with diverse student populations, including non-traditional students, second chance and incarcerated individuals, veterans, and at-risk youth

· You can teach a variety of manufacturing-related courses in the classroom/shop and online settings, including basic math, algebra, and introduction to applied geometry and trigonometry

· You are comfortable using technology, including Microsoft Office Suite and learning management systems, to administer online classes, post assignments, and monitor student performance

  • 2-3 years industry-related experience in manufacturing, machining, and machine operation; industrial repair experience a plus, but not required
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching/mentoring or on-the-job training experience
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office Suite, Zoom, and learning management systems
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to deliver online instruction from home and/or the AJAC office
  • Proof of COVID vaccination mandatory for employment
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check under Washington State Law, if working with youth, children, or special populations

Applications received before February 17, 2023, will be prioritized. 

Schedule: Full time - Salaried Position 

Salary range: $60,000 - 65,000 (depending on experience)

Corporate office location: Kent, WA (some in-state travel involved to support AJAC programs) 

Benefits Package: 

  • 8% - 401K Employer Contribution
  • Monthly Cellphone Stipend
  • Robust Medical/Dental/Vision package 
  • Short-term, Long-Term disability 
  • Professional Development Opportunities 
  • Awesome Company Culture 
  • 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off, plus 13 paid holidays        
  • Mileage reimbursement (when in travel status) 
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