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Program Director, Mechatronics/Industrial Systems Technology

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina 28478
Job Type:
Employee, Contract
Job Status:
Full Time
Cape Fear Community College
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To lead, direct, manage, supervise, plan, and coordinate the Electrical Systems Technology program for the college; to coordinate assigned activities with other college departments, divisions, and outside agencies.



  • Receives general supervision from the Department Chair, Vocational/Technical Education
  • Exercises technical direction over other Electrical Systems Technology instructors



Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership and management responsibility for workforce preparation in Electrical Systems Technology Program and activities that incorporate current technology and effective methods of instruction that meet the needs of employers.


  • Plan, direct, and participate in the instruction for Electrical Systems Technology programs; develop supplemental materials and tests; maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance.


  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for Electrical Systems Technology program including curriculum development and instructional coordination; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.


  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Department Chair Vocational Education.


  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate division faculty and staff; provide or coordinate professional development of faculty and staff; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.


  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Electrical Systems Technology program; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.


  • Recruit, interview, evaluate, and hire Mechatronics & Industrial Systems instructors; develop and draft necessary materials for instructors.


  • Provide direction for the development, implementation and review of the Electrical Systems Technology program.


  • The program director may be given a reduced teaching load to allow sufficient release time to ensure the needs of their program are met, specifically, the management and administration of their program


Other Important Functions:

  • Assess material, supply, and equipment needs for Mechatronics & Industrial Systems Technology program; submit requisitions for the ordering of supplies; maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies.


  • Coordinate the academic program efforts to recruit and retain students; coordinate the development, review, and revision of program publications, publicity and other community relations’ activities.


  • Coordinate activities with student services in the implementation of CFCC Mechatronics & Industrial Systems Technology admission, progression, and graduation policies.


  • Coordinate the selection, use and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the program; may identify, negotiate and contract for educational facilities and locations.


  • Train new instructors in classroom or laboratory instruction methods, techniques, and in assembling and using equipment.


  • Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.


  • Ensure the adherence to safe and appropriate work practices and procedures.


  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.




Knowledge of:

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the planning, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.


  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.


  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.


  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment.


  • Principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional strategies.


  • Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment.


Ability To:

  • Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.


  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.


  • Analyze problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.


  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate instructional staff.


  • Effectively direct the provisions of the academic area to which assigned in support of the college programs.


  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.


  • Participate in the preparation and administration of a departmental budget.


  • Conduct committee meetings in an effective and efficient manner.


  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work


  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations


  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    • Making observations
    • Reading and writing
    • Communicating with others
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously


  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
    • Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds


  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    • Making sound decisions
    • Responding to questions
    • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities







Minimum Education/Training:

  • AAS in Mechatronics, Industrial Systems Technology or Electrical/Electronic Technology from a regionally accredited college or university.


Minimum Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance and/or Millwright, along with electrical & electronic experience.


Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics and/or Industrial Systems Technology from a regionally accredited college or university


  • At least seven (7) years professional industrial experience in Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance and/or Millwright, along with electrical & electronic experience.


  • Some previous teaching experience


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