The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for Instructional Lab Technician in the Diesel Department, located at Miramar College. Under the direction of an instructor, assigned supervisor or manager, the Instructional Lab Technician will oversee a complex instructional setting for the Heavy Duty Diesel Technology Program and must possess extensive technical or academic training and experience in the field of Heavy Duty Diesel Technology. Incumbents work independently and provide work direction and training to instructional assistants and/or student assistants under the direction of diesel faculty.
Oversee the operation and maintenance of the Diesel Technology Programs instructional labs, and equipment. Maintain SDS materials, dispose of Hazardous Materials (HAZ-Mat) in accordance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and guidelines. Train and provide work direction to instructional assistants and student assistants.
Assist instructors, staff and students in the use of power tools, digital multi-meters, electronic scan tools, diagnostic computers, wheel balancers, portable column hoists (96,000 lb. capacity), solvent tanks, pressure washer, and all diesel program hand tools.
Prepare, issue, and maintain tool sets for students' use for each different repair job; maintain records of materials and equipment loaned to students.
Order, receive, catalog and store all hand tools and equipment; maintain inventories, ensuring that adequate quantities are available for timely instructional use; mark equipment with approved identification.
Prepare all handouts and booklets used in class.
Set up diesel testing equipment for instructor's demonstration and student laboratories as requested, according to approved procedures, to include moving of trucks and equipment in the lab.
Use of forklift to move equipment.
Test, adjust, maintain, and perform minor repairs on all lab equipment; i.e. service air compressors; drain water from air compressors; oil fittings on air drills; grease and inspect casters on floor jacks, valve grinding machines and casters on shop equipment; clean and adjust battery clamps on battery chargers and carbon piles, and maintain all precision measuring tools.
Submit facility and equipment repair requests as needed, perform follow-up on requests.
Maintain laboratory and/or storeroom in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
Provide technical assistance to the department chair in researching tool and equipment specifications, requesting quotes and completing district purchase requisitions.
Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the laboratory budget.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
This is a 40 hour per week job; typical hours are: Monday - Thursday 6:00am - 4:30pm. or Monday - Friday 6:00am - 3:30pm. Saturday work may be included.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge: District organization, operations, policies, and objectives. English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Federal, State, and local laws and guidelines related to the maintenance, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials and substances. General needs and behavior of students of various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. Oral and written communication skills. Principles and practices of work direction and training. Principles, practices, and procedures of Advanced Automotive Mechanics or Heavy Duty Diesel Technology programs. Proper operation of all shop equipment. Record-keeping techniques. Safety regulations involving the field of specialty. Technical aspects of field of specialty.Skills and Abilities: Assemble, maintain, and repair laboratory equipment. Assist students in understanding and applying basic principles the field of specialty. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrate competence in the field of specialty. Ensure the care and security of assigned equipment, materials, and supplies. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Explain work assignments to students. Issue and receive equipment and supplies. Learn and apply techniques of precise measurement and notation. Lift 50 pounds. Maintain records and prepare reports. Make simple arithmetic calculations. Meet schedules and time lines. Operate forklift and Heavy Equipment. Plan and organize work. Proficient use of word processing and data spreadsheets. Relate effectively with people from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Train and provide work direction to others. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Work cooperatively with others. Work independently with little directions.Training and Experience: Any combination or training and experience equivalent to: satisfactory completion of 15 semester units of courses related to automotive mechanics and at least two years of successful work experience in the field of automotive mechanics. ASE Master Service Technician Certificate preferred. The following experiences are desirable: experience with arc welding, fabrication, and torch cutting; experience in an instructional setting. The following certificates are desirable: Forklift Training Certificate; Medium/Heavy Duty ASE certifications; EPA section 609 mobile HVAC certification; EPA section 608 type II stationary equipment HVAC certification.
Pay Information: Range 23 ($3,608.91 $5,760.64) per month based on the current AFT Classified Unit Office Technical Salary Schedule
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt and may accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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