Position Summary

The Automation and PLC Instructor is responsible for instructing students enrolled in the General Electrician and Industrial Automation Technology program on topics related to the PLCs (specifically on Allen Bradley RSLogix5000 PLCs), motor controls and common hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation used within industrial settings. This position includes instructing students in a classroom environment as well as supervising students in a laboratory environment. The position may also include instructing students in a virtual, online environment.


  • Instruct students on topics related to programmable logic controllers (PLC) (specifically Allen Bradley RSLogix5000), motor control and pneumatics/hydraulics used within industrial automation applications.
  • Develop lesson plans and assessments appropriate to the learning objectives of the instructed courses.
  • Employ effective teaching strategies that promote student engagement and motivation.
  • Participate in meetings to discuss and evaluate curricular issues, and to ensure effective and collaborative decisions across departments.
  • Participate in the development, recommendation, and systematic review of academic policies/procedures, at the program and institutional level
  • Perform lab assisting and inspection of students’ lab work.
  • Proctor exams and maintain/report grades for the classes taught.


  • Minimum of five years field experience in industrial controls, instrumentation and PLC programming/troubleshooting. 10 or more years preferred.
  • Teaching and/or training experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.