The Instructional Assistant is responsible for demonstrating installation, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures and related operational skills to students, maintaining labs, records, preparing reports, and performing related functions. All duties are under the supervision of the Industrial Mechanic Program Director. Program information can be found at https://www.cvtc.edu/academics/programs/industrial-mechanical-technician .
- Maintain lab equipment, including and not limited to hydraulics, pneumatic, VFD, motor controls, mechanical bearings, alignments, belts, conveyors and other equipment in the lab.
- Interpret hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical prints and use of manufacturer parts manuals for ordering replacement parts or assemblies.
- Demonstrate and supervise installation under a variety of environments and technologies taught in program coursework: mechanical drives, alignment techniques, hydraulic, pneumatic, pumps, electrical motor and PLC, troubleshooting and related skills to students.
- Set up lab equipment for daily activities.
- Purchase supplies and equipment; assist with documentation and revision of materials.
- Provide guidance to Industrial Mechanics students in an open and stacked lab environment.
- Organize supplies and tools and clean and inspect work stations.
- Perform basic maintenance on lab equipment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of hydraulic theory, fittings, mobile and industrial applications related to service.
- Skilled in troubleshooting hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
- Mechanical skills maintaining and repairing equipment, including but not limited to replacing belts, gears, chains, drive trains, bearings, alignment (feeler gage, rim/face, reverse dial and laser).
- Knowledge of and skills in electrical troubleshooting using voltmeter and ammeter testing.
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
- Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of industrial mechanics software including Click PLC’s, C-Micro HMI, Teco.
- Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.