Direct Report: Assistant Director of TrainingDepartment: TrainingCampus: CantonJob Type: Full-Time Employment Type: Hourly Non-ExemptSummary An Aviation Instructor is responsible for the effective delivery of the Aviation Maintenance curriculum in the classroom and laboratory setting. Specific Funct

Aviation Instructor

MIAT College of Technology • 
Canton, Michigan, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Direct Report: Assistant Director of Training
Department: Training
Campus: Canton
Job Type: Full-Time
Employment Type: Hourly Non-Exempt


An Aviation Instructor is responsible for the effective delivery of the Aviation Maintenance curriculum in the classroom and laboratory setting.

Specific Functions/Responsibilities
  • Conduct class room and shop training utilizing proper instructional techniques, practices and following approved curriculum
  • Utilize equipment and training aids in daily lessons
  • Order required supplies and tools through Hangar Manager 
  • Report all damaged or missing instructional equipment to Hangar Manager 
  • Ensure that classroom and shop areas are kept clean and orderly
  • Store all unused training aids and supplies in approved areas
  • Maintain student attendance and grade rosters
  • 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
  • Conduct make-up classes as scheduled
  • Ensure that students follow all established policies, procedures and safety practices
  • Ensure that a professional training environment is maintained in the classroom and shop areas at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Education or Assistant Director of Training
Working Conditions
  • Majority of time spent in education environment 
  • Work will consist of an 8 hour day, 75% teaching and 25% administration 
  • Appropriate safety measures must be followed 
  • Exposure to chemicals that are standard to industry 
Job Requirements:
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license required
  • Associate Degree required
  • Bachelor Degree preferred 
  • Inspection Authorization (IA) & Federal Communication Commission (FCC) License preferred 
  • 4 years in aviation maintenance field required
  • 5-10 years in aviation maintenance field preferred
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to teach students of various ages and diverse backgrounds 
  • Able to work productively and communicate effectively with students and new employees
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be able to deal responsibly with confidential information
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word and Excel required )
  • Must be personable, energetic and have a customer service orientation
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must be able to work independently 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 handles 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 
  • Instructor evaluations will be done by students every other block or quarter
Notice of Compliance
Assuring compliance with all State, Federal and accreditation/licensing/certification approval agencies rules and regulations is the job of every employee working at MIAT College of Technology. Every employee must work to assure that inaccuracies are quickly and properly handled in each and every case in which it is believed that proper compliance be an issue. If there are any questions as to the proper handling of any compliance issue, it is a requirement that this situation be reported immediately to the Campus President or Chief Financial Officer.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Job Ident #: Canton, MI
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