Houston – Robotics and Automation Instructor


Job Title: Robotics and Automation Instructor
Direct Report: Assistant Director of Education
Department: Education
Campus: Houston
Job Type: Full-Time or Adjunct
Employment Type: Hourly Non-Exempt


MIAT College of Technology’s vision is to provide a pathway for individuals to create a better life for themselves, their community, and future generations. We want to be recognized by employers and the community as the leading provider of industry prepared graduates. We do all of this with 5 values in mind: Generosity, Integrity, Excellence, Compassion and Accountability.

The Robotics and Automation Instructor will help with this vision. This instructor will be responsible for the effective training of the Robotics and Automation curriculum in the classroom and laboratory setting. Being an instructor is prestigious and rewarding. 

Specific Functions/Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and updating curriculum and laboratory projects on some of the following topics: 
    • Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Ladder Logic
    • Industry 4.0
    • Industrial Networking
    • Electricity/ Electronics 
    • Automation 
    • Manufacturing 
    • Autodesk Inventor 
    • Troubleshooting Methods
    • Instrumentation and Controls 
    • C Programming
    • Vision Systems 
  • Conduct classroom and shop training utilizing proper instructional techniques, practices and following approved curriculum
  • Utilize equipment and training aids in daily lessons
  • Report all damaged or missing instructional equipment 
  • Ensure that classroom and shop areas are kept clean, orderly and promotes a learning environment
  • Maintain and record student attendance and grades
  • Prepare class lessons and test in a timely manner
  • Design training aids and mock-ups in area of instructor expertise
  • Administer tests and make-up tests per MIAT procedures manual
  • Ensure that students follow all established policies, procedures, and safety practices
  • Ensure that a professional training environment is always maintained in the classroom and shop areas
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education or Assistant Director of Education

Working Conditions

  • Majority of time spent in education environment
  • Work will consist an 8-hour day, 75% teaching and 25% administration
  • Appropriate safety measures must be followed
  • Exposure to chemicals that are standard to the industry


  • Associate degree required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • 4 years prior experience in the field required
  • 5-10 years prior experience in the field preferred
  • Autodesk Inventor experience preferred
  • Programmable Logic Control experience preferred
  • Industrial Networking experience a plus
  • Teaching experience a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to teach students of various ages and diverse backgrounds 
  • Able to work productively and communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word and Excel required)
  • Must be able to deal responsibly with confidential information
  • Must be personable, energetic and have a customer service orientation
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must be able to work alone or with a team 

Performance Standards

  • Instructors will be evaluated on their ability to promote and implement the objective of the school
  • Assure that the curriculum is adhered to, and delivered with motivation and enthusiasm
  • Proper monitoring of all equipment, supplies and tools to ensure the safety of the students
  • Ensure that student morale is maintained at a high level
  • Maintain control of the classroom and handle student day to day issues
  • Maintain a good standing on student and lab equipment evaluations
  • All internal and external reports and forms have been accurately completed and submitted in a timely fashion
  • Maintain an annual average of 95% student retention
  • Instructor evaluations will be done twice a year by management
  • Instructors evaluations will be done by students every quarter

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