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Instructor, Machine Tool Technology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at

Position Details


Job Title Instructor, Machine Tool Technology
Department Career & Technical Education GC
Location Gillette
Desired Start Date
Hiring Range
Full Salary Range
Benefits Summary

Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid; .25% employee paid)

Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits

Four days per year paid personal leave

Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave

Employee and family tuition waivers

Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility

Free easy-access parking

Collaborative work environment

Onsite fitness center and walking track

Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts

Professional development

Months Worked Annually Full-time 9 months
Typical Work Schedule

Per faculty schedule;

weekend and/or evening teaching is expected.

Position Information

Posting Number 20150194P
Job Posting Date 09/05/2017
Initial Review Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary

The Machine Tool Technology Instructor is energetic, entrepreneurial, and experienced in machining, using both manual and CNC machines. He / she will provide lecture and laboratory instruction in the Associates of Applied Science and Certificate of Completion for Machine Tool Technology programs, and they will collaborate with machine tool and other tech faculty on curriculum development, programming, and maintenance of equipment. The Instructor will actively work with industry to ensure that students are prepared with appropriate machining skills and knowledge and will support collaborations with industry. The instructor will work closely with faculty in the Sheridan College program and with faculty working in the dual enrollment program at CCHS. The instructor will be team-oriented with demonstrated skills to engage students in the machining discipline. They will be able to communicate effectively to promote excellence within the academic program. Gillette College instructors are expected to engage in learner-centered teaching methods, collaborate positively with colleagues, serve on institutional committees, and otherwise contribute to the collegial and good-humored environment of the campus. Weekend and/or evening teaching is expected.

Reports To Jed Jensen

Associates degree or higher preferred.

Possess or obtain associate degree within three years (prior to receiving tenure) .

Commitment to community college mission and technical education

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Capable of teaching a variety of machine tooling related classes.

Competency using Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook preferred.

Effective communication

Ability to collaborate in a team environment.

Ability to manage time and responsibilities.

Ability to engage students.

Openness to new learning, new techniques in teaching and new industry trends

Readiness to respond to local industry needs

Good sense of humor and work ethic

Knowledge of how to teach machine tooling

Familiarity with metallurgy

Print reading

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

• Evenings and weekends as scheduled
• Classroom, Shop and Office Settings

About Northern Wyoming Community College District

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.


Proven experience in the industry

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to:

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 70

Provide classroom and lab/shop instruction.
Participate in curriculum development and implementation.
Work with District machining faculty in delivering a district-wide program.
Provide extensive safety training and enforce strict safety procedures and policies that ensure a safe working environment.
Initiate field trip experiences to local machining operations.
Organize and maintain equipment and building for instruction.
Participate in the ordering of equipment and supplies.
Maintain relevancy of machining program to industry needs.

Percentage of time 15

Work with local businesses and organizations to build strong working relationships.
Develop, encourage and maintain an advisory board that includes industry partners.

Percentage of time 10

Assist with student advising and recruiting.
Support student machining activities and organizations (Machining Tools Student Chapter and Skills USA).

Percentage of time 5

Serve on college and departmental committees and participate in college-related activities.
Participate in externally visible scholarly activity related to industry and teaching expertise that brings credibility and distinction to the college.
Participate in activity that contributes to the collegiate life of the institution.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Other Documents
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3