AC/DC Motor Theory & Maintenance Instructor – Waxahachie Campus

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The AC/DC Motor Theory & Instructor is responsible for teaching a variety of motor theory, motor maintenance and electrical safety classes within the Continuing Education Department as assigned.

Teaching assignments may include classes at off-campus sites, especially Industry Partner locations.


  • Teach and supervise AC/DC Motor Theory, Maintenance and Safety classes as assigned.
  • Coordinate/conduct class orientation and registration of students; delivering (to student) and retrieving (delivery to CE personnel) necessary student registration documents on first day of instruction.
  • Maintain a sign in sheet of students attending class for each class day.
  • Communicate with Continuing Education department required instructional materials, special concerns with Industry Partner and/or students, and any other concerns as they arise.
  • Maintain communication with appropriate Industry Partner representatives and Continuing Education department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Appropriate degree, certifications or experience to effectively instruct AC/DC Motor Theory, Maintenance and Safety classes.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred.


  • An understanding of and commitment to the education of students.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing and ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, classified staff, and diverse community groups.
  • Specific knowledge in:
    • Direct current motors, single-phase and poly phase alternating current motors, generators and alternators.  Emphasis is on construction characteristics, efficiencies, starting and speed control of motors.
    • Electrical troubleshooting skills which covers maintenance, operation, and repair of circuits of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.
    • Maintenance Principles which covers the purpose and basic components of various coupling devices, alignments procedures, shimming, micrometers, calipers and gauges.
    • Arc Flash/Electrical Safety which covers the safety requirements of the NFPA 70E as related to worker’s exposure to the dangers of arc flash, electrical hazards, proper protective equipment and the proper steps to be followed when working on or around energized equipment.


  • Busy with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO: Director of Continuing Education & Protective Services

DEPARTMENT: Continuing Education & Protective Services

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Position open until filled