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Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor - Sessional

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Subject to Budget Approval

This position will remain open until filled; however, the first review of applications will be
on May 25, 2023.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor - Sessional
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:

★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities
The School of Trades and Technology is looking for a Sessional Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor starting on August 08, 2023, to teach and develop curriculum in the Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program.

Job Duties will include:
  • Maintain, develop and instruct the theory and shop components of the Alberta Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program
  • Ongoing planning and curriculum review
  • Participate in school, program, and other polytechnic service committees
  • Program promotion and student recruitment

Red Deer Polytechnic’s School Trades and Technology is the third largest Skilled Trades Apprenticeship training provider in Alberta, offering training in 14 Apprenticeship trades and two Engineering Technology Diplomas. Our School’s size and program diversity offered in national-class facilities and adjacent to innovation centers in manufacturing and alternative energy means our students have access to a wide range of experiences, expertise, and technologies. We pride ourselves in our instructors’ ability to create meaningful, professional connections with our students and with employers in the sectors we serve, resulting in competent, successful graduates. RDP is a major sponsor of Skills Canada Alberta and has seen many of our students excel in Skills competitions provincially, nationally, and at World Skills.

For further information contact:
David Pye, Associate Dean
School of Trades and Technology
Phone: (403) 343-4005
Required Qualifications
  • Alberta Journeyman Certificate in Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Inter-provincial Red Seal Certificate
  • Minimum 5 years post-Journeyman work experience
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Aptitude for mentoring and coaching others
  • Comfortable with public speaking, and able to convey course topics to diverse students and learning styles
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with:
  • Experience teaching post-secondary learners through both in-person and online formats
  • Journeyman certification in one or more additional related trades
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including Alberta Blue Cross extended health and dental plans, and health spending account. There is a tuition waiver for RDP credit courses for you as well as your immediate family members, as well as opportunities for professional development funding. The Local Authorities Pension Plan is also offered as an option to those who have served a waiting period. There is paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays. This position also offers an additional 8% of the regular salary in lieu of vacation.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.
Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2022-2027 Strategic Transformation Plan:

Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders. 
Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.
Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another. 
Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-F-031
Faculty Employment Type Sessional
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/08/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 06/28/2024
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work
Open Date 04/17/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required.  We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code.  To request an accommodation, please contact  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Subject to Budget Approval

This position will remain open until filled; however, the first review of applications will be
on May 25, 2023.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents