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24 Nov 2021

Full-Time Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 – Mechatronics

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Are you passionate about industrial automation and supporting student learning? Can you collaborate with faculty to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our Mechatronics Technology team as an Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, classified, 10-month cyclic, Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 position, working 40 hours per week while classes are in session (summer, fall, winter and spring) with time off over the quarter breaks. Classes may run Monday – Saturday. Renewal of this position is contingent upon reallocation of state support.

Instruction & Classroom Support Technicians provide various instructional, classroom, and laboratory support including academic and vocational instructional programs and extension of educational activities. Duties typically include assisting in the individual or group instruction of students in development of learning skills; and working with the faculty or instructors in preparing instructional lessons, teaching aids, materials and equipment associated with shop, or laboratory instruction which requires positions to have technical knowledge of the disciplines(s). This position is expected to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being diversity, equity and inclusion, and student success and retention.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision, and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Yaju Dharmarajah, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare material for the use in the classroom or lab. Set up assignments, equipment or provide demonstrations for classes; communicate with instructor on the status of assigned tasks.
  • Help with vocational training activities and help maintain a safe and clean learning environment.
  • Monitor laboratories to ensure compliance with safety policy; assist in the development of safe laboratory procedures.
  • Estimate quantity and quality of supplies and materials needed; order equipment and supplies for the course; follow
  • through with purchasing department or procurement of supplies; maintains adequate stock levels.
  • Must be able follow supervisor’s instructions, verbally and/or by written instructions.
  • Must be able to work from drawing with an understanding of mechanical, fluid power, electrical, and electronics symbols.
  • Must demonstrate basic usage and proper techniques of common hand tools, such as hammers, wrenches, alignment tools
  • and clamping devices.
  • Understanding of mechanical, fluid power, electrical power, and electronic troubleshooting and failure analysis.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Position Requirements and Competencies:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of education in Mechatronics and/or experience in the automation industry.
  • Experience in operating shop equipment such as but not limited to: digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, function generator, tachometer, and automated lab equipment.
  • Experience operating automated industrial equipment.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50lbs using proper lifting technique.
  • Ability to identify mechanical, fluid power, electrical, and electronics components.
  • Ability to perform basic repairs and maintenance of mechanical, fluid power, and electronic test equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate to others mechanical assembly, soldering, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Ability to identify various types of materials and their applications.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.



Starting Salary: $3,446/month (amount will be prorated during breaks)           Range:  44                           Code:  255N

Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., January 3, 2022.



  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.



Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


Clark College Human Resources

November 24, 2021 (updated)




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Job Types: Full-Time.

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