Teacher, CTE Automotive

Charlotte, NC, US
Aug 14, 2019

Under general direction of a principal, provides leadership in an educational environment that encourages and nurtures learning for all students. Provides supervision to students in a variety of school related settings, monitors and evaluates student outcomes, develops, selects or modifies lessons plans to ensure all student needs are met, and maintains appropriate records and follows all policies and procedures of NCDPI and CMS. Provides quality standards-based instruction in the area of automotive technology; assesses and encourages student progress, manages an effective learning environment to maximize student achievement.

Essential Duties:
  • Facilitates/coordinates a rigorous Automotive Service Technology curriculum with career-related instruction; assesses and provides for differentiation to assure student progress while managing the learning environment.
  • Instructs and demonstrates proper safety practices, procedures and standards.
  • Develops and implements instructional plans and activities in the automotive laboratory
  • Builds positive relationships with students by providing meaningful and current instruction and by individualizing programs
  • Creates and plans effective curriculum based projects and activities correlated with a specific n concept in mind
  • Collaborates in the identification, development, implementation and coordination of work study arrangements
  • Monitors and records student progress providing formative feedback and evaluations.
  • Demonstrates techniques to students as a group and one-on-one, helping them to complete lessons, assignments, projects, activities and evaluations.
  • Provides students with clear expectations, continual feedback, and logical consequences.
  • Provides students with opportunities to expand their skills and knowledge base
  • Participates in field trips to post-secondary institutes, worksites, businesses and hands-on workshops
  • Performs routine maintenance of equipment and tools used in the program
  • Manages inventory control including purchasing materials, supplies, equipment and tools
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma with 6 years within the past 10 years of industry demonstrated experience in the automotive repair and service field; or a minimum of three years of experience as a teacher in a vocational/technical automotive related training program
  • Associate's Degree in related area (Automotive Systems Technology, Transportation Systems Technology, Automotive or Mechanical Engineering); and 4 years within the past 8 years of industry demonstrated experience in automotive repair and service field; or a minimum of three years of experience as a teacher in a vocational/technical automotive related training program.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related area with 2 years within past 5 years of industry demonstrated experience in automotive repair and service field; or a minimum of three years of experience as a teacher in a vocational/technical automotive related training program.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Familiar with NATEF certification

Licensing / Certification Requirements:
  • Licensed or eligible to be licensed in Automotive Services License 74015
  • ASE certification in brakes, electrical, maintenance and light repair, suspension and steering by the end of the first semester of teaching.
  • Required Courses: 18 Semester Hours from: Curriculum, Instructional Planning, and Assessments; Instructional Methods; Literacy/Reading Methods; Meeting Special Learning Needs or Introduction to Exceptionalities or Diversity; Classroom Management or Learning Theory or Learning Styles or Motivation or How Adolescents Learn; Lab Management and Safety; Teachers must also attend SkillsUSA Advisor training

# of Jobs

Teacher Scale

Minimum Educational Requirements

10 Month

Additional Job Information

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Proficiency in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of the engine performance and fuels, brakes, steering and suspension, automatic and manual transmissions, heating and cooling, electrical/electronics
  • Knowledge of shop mathematics, including elementary geometry acquired through trades related training or experience
  • Knowledge of principles that apply to automotive technology; the use of shop and hand-tools; the properties of various materials and techniques used to diagnose and repair
  • Knowledge of instructional techniques and inventory control principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health regulations and legislation, and regulations governing Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Ability to operate all typical diagnostic, service, and repair equipment found in a modern automotive service facility
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to develop and deliver instructional material
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport and trust with students
  • Strong leadership, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Strong planning, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 40 lbs. Physical agility to perform work and demonstrations on all areas of an automobile including engine compartment, trunk, underneath, and under dashboard. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time in a shop environment (4+ hours). Ability to work in an automotive service/laboratory facility and to tolerate intermittent periods of cooler and warmer temperatures

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