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Instructional Lab Technician-Automotive Technology

Company: Southwestern Community College District
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Instructional Lab Technician-Automotive Technology

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: School of Business and Technology

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under the direction of the Dean maintain and care for the facilities and equipment of the automotive technology instructional lab compound; provide support to instructional staff including to assist with laboratory experiences; provide assistance in automotive classes by checking tools and consumable items in and out to students and instructors; assume responsibility for the maintenance of tools and the inventory of supplies and equipment; and prepare and maintain a variety of requisitions, records, and files. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.Check tools and consumable items in and out to instructors and students enrolled in automotive technology lab and lecture courses. Prepare, set up, disassemble, and maintain automotive technology laboratories and lab materials for student experiments as directed by faculty. Assist students in the technical aspects of automotive lab procedures. Operate a variety of automotive lab instruments and equipment; maintain automotive technology compound equipment and apparatus in a clean, operating, and orderly condition. Ensure students and instructors are working in lab areas in a safe manner at all times; encourage the use of safety practices; administer first aid as necessary. Maintain records of tools in use; check tools and equipment for defects or damages when returned; maintain daily inventory of tools. Maintain and update supply database; prepare requisition orders for new and replacement supplies and equipment; receive, assign sequence numbers, engrave, inventory, and store new tools and equipment. Perform daily maintenance and minor repairs of tools and equipment; obtain quotes and arrange for major repairs of automotive equipment according to established guidelines. Fill out customer work orders; assist students in the process of processing a vehicle for repairs; communicate and forward all pertinent information to instructors; forward repair orders to appropriate instructor; assist in completing repair orders as necessary. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, practices, procedures, and equipment used in an automotive technology instructional lab environment. Nomenclature, operation, and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials used in automotive repair instructional classes and labs. Tool room operations and procedures. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Operating and repair characteristics of gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles. Principles and practices used in storing, handling, and disposing of hazardous materials. Inventory control principles and practices. Occupational hazards and safety regulations, precautions, and procedures. Principles and practices of record keeping. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Oral and written communications skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications. Basic principles and practices of budget administration.

MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Demonstrate competence in automotive maintenance and repair. Prepare and set up laboratory equipment, materials, and other teaching aids in an organized and timely manner. Check tools in and out; properly store tools and equipment. Clean, inspect, repair, and service a variety of automotive tools and equipment; tag tools that require repair. Perform inventory control and maintain accurate inventory reports. Maintain adequate quantities of automotive instructional lab tools, materials, and supplies. Order tools, consumable material, and supplies when necessary. Oversee and maintain safe operation of assigned automotive instructional laboratories and related support areas. Use, operate, and ensure the proper operation, care, and security of automotive technology laboratory equipment, materials, and tools. Adapt to changing technologies as it relates to Automotive Technology and learn functionality of new instruments, equipment, and systems. Work independently with little direction. Plan and organize work; meet schedules and timelines. Maintain records and prepare reports. Administer first aid. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Any combination equivalent to: two (2) years of technical training and experience within an auto environment or automobile technology instructional setting WITH demonstrated experience utilizing tools and equipment used in the automotive instructional program.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.

Range 24, Steps 1-7, $5202.92-$6,582.76. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, and generous sick leave package.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to include some Saturdays to meet the needs of the School.-- -Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report -----" Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) -----" More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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