Ranken Technical College

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Ranken Technical College has been helping students experience success for 100 years. Ranken is more than a college, it’s an experience that provides students with the knowledge and training necessary to launch and maintain successful careers. The College’s three-pronged approach to teaching – hands-on technical experience, general education and professionalism – gives our students the competitive edge, proven by our excellent job placement rate.

Jobs Available at Ranken



Full-time Electrical Continuing Education / Workforce Development Specialist

Ranken’s dynamic Electrical Program is in search of a person to provide training solutions for a wide variety of electrical-related subject matter. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and delivering electrical curriculum to meet the needs of the electrical Industry. The ideal candidate will have a background in PLCs with a strong foundation in overall electrical subject matter.


  • Meets with companies to assess industrial training needs and creates training proposals to meet those needs.
  • Conducts classes and seminars.
  • Completes documentation and reports on program Instruction.
  • Assists with electrical training classes.
  • Shares in department-related responsibilities.
  • Involves day, evening, and possible weekend work with occasional travel.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
  • AS or BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology or related field.
  • Practical work/educational experience in the following electrical subject areas:
    1. Applied knowledge focusing on Allen Bradley SLC-500
    2. Application of RSView32 and Panelbuilder HMI software
    3. Working knowledge of Ethernet I/P and Data Highway Plus
  • Hands-on troubleshooting experience (5 years) in an industrial environment.
  • Computer literate in MS Office.
  • Post-secondary / adult teaching experience desirable.
  • NOTE: A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.


Ford Certified Master Automotive Instructor


  • Instruct and evaluate students in a live work setting who are performing general services and repairs on automobiles, to include instruction in shop safety.
  • Teaching duties include fundamentals of automotive brakes, electrical systems, steering and suspension, engine performance, engine repair, drive trains, automatic transmission, and heating/air conditioning service.
  • Assist in the maintenance of automotive lab and classroom equipment.
  • Assist management with scheduling, budgeting, hiring, and other duties.
  • Participate in college governance, committee work, student advising, etc.
  • Participate in available training to keep current in Automotive Technology.
  • Assist in maintaining requirements of NATEF standards.


  • Master ASE Certification required.
  • Ford certified Master technician preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology and 2,000 hours of field experience; OR AS degree in Automotive Technology and 8,000 of field experience; OR Master ASE Certification, L1 Advanced Certification, and 18,000 hours of field experience.
  • Community college or technical school teaching experience preferred.
  • Ability to motivate students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate in MS Office.



Evening School Instructors – Major Appliance Repair & HVAC/R


  • Part-time evening school instructors, two evenings per week

  • Teach Fundamentals of Appliance Repair, including how to read wiring schematics and understand the mechanical workings of major appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, ranges, and refrigerators.
    • Applicants must possess two years of successful full-time occupational experience with written verification. Knowledge of research, current trends, and best practices in Major Appliance subject area. Available to assist with day school on an as-needed basis.
  • Teach Fundamentals of Refrigeration and Electricity – Introduces trade principles and the basics of refrigeration, including a description of what is taking place inside each of the main parts of a system. Break-in training will be provided.
    • Applicants must hold at least a diploma in the HVAC field from an accredited technical college or university and a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in the field. EPA certification. Knowledge of basic refrigeration and basic electrical principles.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Teaching experience helpful.



Job Title: Industrial Technology Hydraulics Instructor – Part Time


  • Teaching Industrial Technology coursework, classroom management, and curriculum development.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • AS or BS degree in Industrial Technology or related engineering field.

  • Assemble; repair and troubleshoot hydraulic circuits.

  • Read and interpret hydraulic schematics and drawings. 

  • Knowledge with rigging equipment.

  • Mechanically inclined and experienced with mechanical repairs on industrial equipment.

  • Computer literate in MS Office.


Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration systems and equipment.

  • EPA certified.



Job Title: Industrial Technology Mechanics Instructor – Part Time


  • Teaching Industrial Technology coursework, classroom management, and curriculum development.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • AS or BS degree in Industrial Technology or related engineering field.

  • Understand different types and uses of fasteners.

  • Understand different types and uses of lubricants.

  • Rebuild different types of gearboxes, pumps and electric motors.

  • Align motors using V-belts, chains, and direct to gearboxes.

  • Drill and tap metal.

  • Safely use mechanical tools, drill presses, vices and gear pullers.

  • Mechanically inclined and experienced with mechanical repairs on industrial equipment.

  • Computer literate in MS Office.

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor

Ranken Technical College has a wide variety of adjunct instructor positions available for upcoming semesters. Adjunct instructors are part-time teachers for day and/or evening school classes who are paid on a contractual basis per semester. Adjunct faculty members bring valuable knowledge, industry experience, and diversity to the classroom. Many instructors have full-time jobs elsewhere or are retired trade and business professionals. They choose to teach because they find it rewarding to interact with students, help direct the future of their careers, and give back to the community. 

Education requirements vary and to teach occupational/technical courses, faculty members must have the minimum credentials required to work in that field and relevant work experience. Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are needed along with basic Microsoft Office skills.

Hiring Disciplines:

  • General Education subjects requiring a master’s degree: Math, Science, English Composition, Communications, Sociology, Psychology, Computer Literacy, Business;

  • Technical Education subjects requiring an associate degree: Automotive Maintenance, Automotive Collision Repair, High Performance Racing, Architectural, Carpentry, Heating and Cooling, Major Appliance Repair, Plumbing, Electrical, Information Technology, Mechanical Maintenance, and Machining Technology.

To Apply

If you wish to be part of a proud tradition of excellence in education, send your cover letter noting the position for which you are applying and your resume with salary history to Human Resources at Ranken Technical College. EOE         






Attn: Human Resources
Ranken Technical College
4431 Finney Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113


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