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Valencia College
  • Position Number: 4215681
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Position Type: Curriculum Design

Instructor, Robotics

Position Number: SE1903.00000
Job Type: Staff
FT/PT: Full Time
Employee Class Description: Staff exempt

General Position Description:
Responsible for developing and teaching the Robotics accelerated skill courses that yield industry certifications for the Robotics Programs. Develops, plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Valencia College's learning centered values that include robot assembly/disassembly and autonomous mobile root programming. Ensures students are provided essential competencies in robotics integration. Partners closely with industry partners to ensure the curriculum for the program is aligned to meet the demands in the industry. This is a grant funded position expiring June 2024.

Grade: 1622
Exemption Status: Exempt
Posting Number: S1732P
Primary Work Location:
If multiple locations, what are the other locations: Kissimmee, FL 34744 -Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
Proposed Work Schedule (please note hours subject to change based on business needs): Monday - Thursday 2 PM -10 PMFriday 9 AM - 5 PM
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Start Date: 05/04/2023
Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Temporary Position (Temp or Grant Funded Details): This is a grant-funded opportunity with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2024.
Salary Range: $50,000- $55,000 Per Year

Essential Job Functions:
1. Engages in building a positive and impactful student experience by creating a learning environment that is inclusive, engaging, safe, supportive, and effective in preparing students for the workforce.
2. Contributes to the curriculum development process by developing, evaluating, and refining curriculum to meet industry needs.
3. Supports incumbent training for partners by offering training solutions, developing training materials, and providing instruction.
4. Effectively delivers content to students via dynamic instruction including hands-on skills training. Ensures the proper balance of theory and relevant hands-on activities to support mastery of skills.
5. Provides students timely and constructive feedback on their progress including evaluation of their mastery of the course content and career applications.
6. Manages student behavior, and engages in intervention strategies aimed at student development, retention and engagement.
7. Consistently remains available to students for instructional support outside of the classroom.
8. Communicates effectively with program leadership regarding student achievements, concerns, and/or issues.
9. Engages in professional development/growth, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification. Stays current on industry trends by networking with employer partners, collaborating with other colleagues, and participating on advisory boards.
10. Partners with the Recruiting and Job Placement Team (RJP) on recruiting and placement activities, developing relationships with new hiring partners, and seeking internship/employment opportunities.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Education:
Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited institution, or any equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Field of Study:
Education or training in or related to the specific field of instruction/courses taught.

Other Required Qualifications:
Industry credentials/certifications or training directly related to the accelerated skill courses taught.

Work or field experience directly related to the accelerated skill courses taught.
Safety oriented robotic laboratory instruction experience
Experience in curriculum development; ability to create lesson plans to meet the needs of a diverse student population
Robot assembly/disassembly experience
Autonomous mobile robot (AMR) programming experience

Required License/Certification:

Preferred Education & Field of Study:

Preferred Type of Experience:
Instructional experience in an accelerated skills training or related vocational field.

Experience with creating and deploying student engagement and retention strategies.
CNC machine operation
Microchip cleanroom practices
Pneumatic technology experience
Electronics theory experience

Preferred Licenses/Certification:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. In-depth knowledge of automating manual processes through use of robots/COBOTS

2. Expertise in end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) applications

3. Knowledge of robotic programming through teach pendants and other interfaces

4. Knowledge of multi-axis configurations, to include gantry mounted robots

5. Working knowledge of laser Cutters, 3D Printers, graphic design software, microcontroller programming software, and 3D design software

6. Ability to competently discuss complex technical issues with software, operations

7. Knowledge in multiple robotic interaction process development

8. Knowledge in robotic maintenance practices to include troubleshooting, component replacement, operational testing after repair

9. Knowledge in robot risk assessment strategies

General Working Conditions:
This job operates in a professional office environment and throughout the Colleges worksites and grounds. Within the professional office environment, the employee will routinely operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet and occasionally moderate.

While operating outside of the office environment, the employee may be exposed to elements including but not limited to wet/humid weather, extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and unpleasant odors. The role may also involve hazards or physical risks, which require comprehending and following basic safety precautions and may require Personal Protection Equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.

Typical physical competencies include but are not limited to remaining stationary, moving, ascending/descending, positioning self, reaching, lifting/moving objects weighing between 5-100 pounds. This job also entails frequently communicating, discerning and exchanging information, detecting and perceiving objects up close, at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus. Cognitive abilities include but are not limited to discretion, judgment, reasoning, memory, learning, maintaining confidentiality, comprehension, problem solving, and decision-making.

The typical work environment, physical and cognitive demands listed above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The College has a process to identify and make available reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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