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Robotics and Automation Instructor - MIAT Houston

Universal Technical Institute
Houston, TX
Closing date
Nov 26, 2022

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Our Instructors work to change the world, one life at a time, by helping students reach their dreams through education. Instructors provide coaching, technical expertise and encouragement while allowing students structured opportunities to develop their own proficiency. One should enjoy making connections and building rapport with others in a fast-paced, collaborative, hands-on environment.

Effective presentation skills are vital in this role, as well as the ability to ensure standards and goals are met in each timeframe. Therefore, planning, and critical thinking skills are both essential for success in this position. The ideal candidate will also act with our students in mind and establish and maintain effective relationships with students to gain their trust and respect.

Conduct classroom and shop training utilizing proper instructional techniques, practices and following approved curriculum on the following topics:
AC/DC Electricity & Digital Electronics
Industrial Mechanics - Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Mechanical Drives
Programmable Logic Controllers
Industrial Networking
Manufacturing Systems such as 3D Printing, Conveyors, and Industrial Robots
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
Administer tests and make-up tests per UTI 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


Mechatronics experience is preferred
Programmable Logic Control experience preferred
C Programming preferred
Autodesk Inventor experience a plus
Teaching experience a plus


Ability to instruct 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


Must be able to instruct two consecutive courses per workday; number of hours will vary based on campus location and program (applies to campuses with ADT II curriculum)
Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 pounds for short periods of time during the workday
Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl for short periods of time during the workday
Must be able to talk, see, hear, concentrate, think, learn, and reason for all the workday
Must be able to sit and walk or otherwise move around for prolonged periods of time throughout the workday.
Must be able to use a keyboard and do manual tasks for prolonged periods of time throughout the workday.

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

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