Technical Instructor of Plumbing

  • Navajo Technical University
  • Kirtland, NM, USA
  • Jun 21, 2021
Full time Skilled Labor

Job Description


Instructs and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the NTU faculty contract.

This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. This position requires knowledge and competence in Plumbing as well as teaching experience.


  • Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines about student academic achievement and their success on outcomes.
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to share experience and knowledge.
  • Course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings.
  • Designs tests and evaluates achievement of students.
  • Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourages student success.
  • Evaluates student progress on a regular basis, including progress reports and grades.
  • Helps students regarding up-to-date information on degrees or certificates in their educational program.
  • Identifies grant opportunities. Prepares and submits proposals.
  • Instructs students in field of study.
  • Maintains a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Maintains accurate files on each advisee, refers students when appropriate to sources of specialized services within the University.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
  • May be advisor to student clubs.
  • May conduct research in field of study.
  • Participates and provides opportunities for students in community service initiatives or projects.
  • Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Preparing lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, multi-social and emotional needs of the students.
  • Provides accurate and timely reports as requested.
  • Provides assessments about performance measures.
  • Provides feedback on work and assignments to students.
  • Seeks and assists students in obtaining internships.
  • Selects, prepares, and maintains current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Selects and orders course books and materials.
  • Sets up, plans, and supervises work of students, individually or in small groups, in shop or laboratory.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  • Takes, maintains, and submits attendance reports.
  • Teaches and holds regular office hours to assist students per semester.


  • Supervises students during laboratory work.


  • A Journeyman in Plumbing.
  • Maintains educational competencies in area of instruction.
  • Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Professional excellence, community service and/or publication.
  • Three years teaching experience in field of study.
  • Valid and clean state driver's license.


  • Associate degree in Plumbing.
  • Five years teaching experience in field of study.
  • Maintains educational competencies in area of instruction.
  • Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Professional excellence, community service and/or publication.
  • The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions, or transfers of individuals into this position.
  • Valid and clean state driver's license.


  • Ability to communicate effectively in the Navajo and English language.
  • Ability to work with diverse students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to students.
  • Ability to oversee the work of students.
  • Ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of field of study.
  • Knowledge of instructional policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of techniques and practices in field.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Skilled in operating computers and office machines.


  • Have excellent auditory, visual acuity, and verbal communications skills.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Use hands for dexterity of motion, repetitive movement of both hands.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits, stand, walk, bend, stoop, and squat.


  • Evening and/or weekend work may be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.
  • Situations occur where surgical masks, safety goggles, gloves and protective face shields may occur.
  • Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common.
  • Work is typically performed within an office, classroom, or laboratory.


  • Contact NTU Human Resources at 
  • Submit all required documents to be considered.
  • Questions for HR: Wanda Cooke, Director of Human Resources. Email: Phone: 505.387.7368
  • Questions for Position at Kirtland Instructional Site: Dr. Vangee Nez, Site Coordinator. Phone: 505-609-5020. Email: