SEAMTN Technician (Grant-funded until 8/31/2026)

Pellissippi State Community College   Knoxville, TN   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on April 15, 2022
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Title: SEAMTN Technician (Grant-funded until 8/31/2026) 

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 690020

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Business and Community Services

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

·    Resume

·    Unofficial Transcripts

·    Three Professional References (See below)

Reference check requirements:

·    Non-Supervisory role: three (3) current or former supervisors

·    Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni.  Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19th amendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, the Knoxville Urban League, Knoxville City, Knox County, My Knox Village, Knox Pride, Centro Hispano de East TN, and Knoxville chamber

Position Summary: The purpose of this job is to develop and support outreach efforts in CNC machining and Advanced Manufacturing Pathways. This includes educating individuals about career opportunities, promoting enrollment into credit and non-credit pathways, supporting MET and BCS with courses/classes/camps in the Advanced Manufacturing pathway, and to collect participant data and outcomes submitting monthly (and annual) reports to Pellissippi and SEAMTN.

Essential Functions:

50% Support/lead student instruction in labs and lectures that promote career training in CNC machining and Advanced Manufacturing pathways as well as performs the following duties:

 a.     Support BCS and MET classes and labs at any Pellissippi campus or at offsite locations that support the SEAMTN objectives/activities

 b.     Prepare labs and classrooms for BCS and MET that support the SEAMTN objectives/activities

 c.     Maintain supplies and consumables, tools and tooling, measuring devices, and equipment

 d.     Requesting quotes, completing requisitions for supplies and receiving supplies. 

 e.     Submit work orders and provide details of work needed.

 f.      Enforce safety rules.

40% Develop, implement and support outreach efforts that promote career training in CNC Machining and Advanced Manufacturing pathways as well as performs the following duties:

 a.     Provide outreach support through America Makes programs, Middle College, Cybersecurity Summer Camp, Project GRAD, Project MFG (machining dynamics support), and machining apprenticeship development and other programs supporting the advanced manufacturing pathway for machining.

 b.     Promote and support enrolment activities in the MET advanced manufacturing pathway programs.

 c.     Promote and support enrollment activities in BCS advanced manufacturing Programs

 d.     Take part in development of marketing plan and to execute marketing plan.

 e.     Develop and support community outreach programs relating to CNC machining and advanced manufacturing

 f.      Conduct program and facility tours and work available recruiting sessions

 g.     Engage with existing students to promote retention

10% Collect, prepare and distribute project reporting and data analytics as well as preforms the following duties:

 a.     Acquisition, reporting, and management of all program data and information.

 b.     Coordinate and provide accurate records regarding financial and student databases and related surveys

 c.     Create, disseminate, and deliver reports on budget expenditures and projections, research productivity, status updates, and milestones/deliverables for PI and department

 d.     Collect participant data and outcomes and submit monthly (and annually) report to PI.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Job Requirements:

·   3 years (minimum) apprenticeship as a Machinists or Toolmaker, or a diploma from an Applied Technology program (Industrial Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Machining), or an Associate degree (Industrial technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Machining)

·   3 years (minimum) experience in MET related field such as: CNC machining and programming, equipment and machine maintenance, machinist, engineering technician, equipment service technician, design technician, technical trainer

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience

Skills and Abilities: CNC Mill and Lathe operation, CNC machine setup and operation, CNC programming and troubleshooting, manual machining, machining equipment maintenance and repair, CAM applications

Key Result Areas: Student enrollment into advanced manufacturing related credit and non-credit programs, Recruitment events attended, tours given and participant count, camp enrollments

Complexity & Creativity: This position requires strong problem-solving skills and sometimes the ability to think “outside the box”. The ability to understand and communicate knowledge to students and others in a way that they can learn the material being taught. The ability to operate and teach manual and/or CNC machining, and the knowledge to maintain and repair various types of equipment is desired. General computer and software knowledge, e.g.: Microsoft Office applications. CAM software experience, e.g. FeatureCAM or MasterCAM. CAD software knowledge a plus e.g. SolidWorks. Strong understanding of safety requirements e.g. OSHA standards. Verbal and written communication skills. Critical thinking skills. Strong technical understanding and reasoning skills. Ability to work with little supervision.

Nature of Contacts: The employee contacts venders for quotes, and industry for information, Various college personnel such as purchasing, maintenance and other departments to coordinate activities promoting Advanced Manufacturing. Contact regional school systems, organizations and industry to promote enrollment and programs related to advanced manufacturing at Pellissippi. Some interaction with grant partners/stakeholders

Physical Demands: The position requires walking, standing, sitting, some travel for training, lifting up to 40 pounds over head to stock supplies.  For heavy parts and materials, help is usually available.

Hazards: When working with rotating equipment physical injury is always a possibility for both the employee and the students. That is why this position requires the employee to adhere to and enforce all safety rules.

Pay Rate: $44,790 - $55,440/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.



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