The Power Plant Technology Instructor shall deliver the State of Michigan Curriculum as regulated by the Michigan Department of Education to students in the Health Careers program for Kent Career Technical Center.

About the Aviation Maintenance Program at KCTC: A program for high school Juniors and Seniors immersed in the operation of the busy Gerald R. Ford International Airport, where the thunder of jet engines and air-whipping helicopter blades become the daily soundtrack. Students will explore real world careers ranging from aeronautical engineering and aviation maintenance, to pilot, air traffic controller and more.

The classroom is our own 20,000 square-foot hangar complete with a variety of operational aircraft.  This is where students disassemble, inspect, reassemble and operation check a variety of components, plus learn how to start and operate a turbine engine, start and taxi single engine aircraft, and begin earning professional certifications.

Job Qualifications:Must possess a valid Interim Occupational Certificate or Occupational Education Certificate in Aircraft Power Plant Technology (CIP Code 47.0608) or a State approved equivalent CIP Code and appropriate industry licensure.OR, if no Occupational Certificate (IOC) two full years (4,000 hours) of recent and relevant work experience in a welding field AND must possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree
Prefer valid Michigan Professional/ Provisional Teacher Certification in a related science.
Must have current knowledge and experience with modern Aircraft Power Plant Technology and Aircraft Maintenance.
Must be able to develop and deliver curriculum, utilize best practice and web technologies to deliver instruction, develop authentic learning projects, and assess student learning.
Communication, organizational, and networking skills required.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, technology skills, be detail and team oriented, and have excellent communication skills.
Experience working with high school age students and diverse student population, preferred.
Other requirements are knowledge of the health care industry and the ability to meet college partner instructional requirements.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities.
Demonstrates the ability to examine the impact of education inequities in student achievement outcomes as it aligns with race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:Instruct students by lecturing, demonstrating, and using audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations.
Effectively and safely integrate lab equipment to prepare students for the nationally-recognized Aircraft Electronic Technician (AET) certification.
Develop project based learning experiences and effectively integrate lab equipment into student learning and assessment.
Assign lessons and correct homework.
Administer tests to evaluate pupil progress, record results, and issue reports to inform parents of progress.
Keep attendance records.
Maintain a positive system of classroom management.
Meet with parents to discuss student progress and problems.
Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
Perform related duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems.
Facilitate work based learning experiences for students (field trips, job shadows, internships, job placement).
Promote and market opportunities for Aircraft Power Plant Technology program and overall KCTC programs.
Provide evaluation and development of the Health Careers curriculum.
Ensure a safe lab and classroom environment
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Provide development, delivery, and evaluation of the Aircraft Power Plant Technology curriculum to include related technical reading, writing, and mathematics.
Ensure a safe lab and classroom environment.
Monitor the safety and appropriateness of the equipment in a manner that aligns to current industry practice.
Monitor the budget, determine equipment/supply needs, and place orders.
Develop and maintain an Aircraft Power Plant Technology Advisory Committee and develop new industry partnerships.
Integrate technology to leverage the online capabilities of the Aircraft trainers and related online content and the Career and Employability curriculum using various Learning Management Systems
Have extensive knowledge and experience with aviation technologyOperate UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
Understanding of various aviation electronic, communication, and navigation systems
Be able to read and decipher electronic schematics
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Salary: Per KIEA Master Agreement. Placement on the BA scale is required unless candidate holds a valid State of Michigan Standard CTE teaching certificate. (BA Step 1-3 = $45,556-$50,189/year).
Placement on BA+18, MA, or MA+ lanes is considered after receipt of a valid State of Michigan Standard CTE teaching certificate.

Benefits: Robust benefit package includes full medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid sick and personal days; generous tuition reimbursement program; State of Michigan School Employment retirement program; student loan forgiveness may be available through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for eligible Federal student loans.

Posting Dates: 6/24/2020-7/24/2020 (or until filled)
Distribution: External & Internal
To Apply: Kent Intermediate School District manages employment applications online.  No hardcopy applications/resumes will be accepted for this position. Applications must be completed online at
Please note, due to the large number of applications, we are unable to attend to e-mail or telephone inquiries on application status.
All candidates will be timely notified regarding their application status.
The final candidate for this position will be required (at their cost) to furnish Kent Intermediate School District with a current Michigan State Police and FBI criminal records LiveScan check prior to our recommendation to hire.

It is the policy of the Kent ISD School Board that no student, staff member or candidate for any position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, gender/sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, political belief or physical/mental disability which does not impair their ability to perform adequately in the individual’s particular position or activity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or to be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the Kent ISD School Board is responsible for or receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II is: Coni Sullivan, Esq., Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services.

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