We have been providing Career and Technical Education to Erie County school districts since 1968. We pride ourselves on having the most experienced industry experts striving to train the future employment and talent demands for our region. Our family of career professionals foster relationships around the region and are the backbone of our success.

Looking to join the family? We don’t have openings often, but when we do we are eager to consider all interested and qualified applicants. Our contribution to the region, and our family culture will always remain our priority.

Current Openings – Administrative Unit


There are no Administrative Unit openings at this time.


Current Openings – Professional Unit


The Erie County Technical School will accept applications for the following full-time professional union positions to begin with the 2024-2025 school year. Please refer to the position details below for specifics about each position.

The deadline for this posting is May 30th, however resumes will continue to be accepted until suitable candidates are found.  The anticipated start date is August 19th

  • Facility Maintenance Technology Instructor
  • Health Assistant Instructor

The starting salary range is roughly $44,000 to $54,000 based on industry experience, teaching experience, and/or level of education.  For all positions you must have or be willing to obtain Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 Clearances.  Candidates for any of the listed instructor positions without appropriate teaching certification through the PDE must be willing to complete coursework requirements through Indiana University of Pennsylvania to obtain vocational teacher certification. 

Other Items to Note:

  • Experience working with high school students and teaching in a CTE environment are preferred.
  • Interested candidates are highly encouraged to review Pennsylvania’s Occupational Assessment Competency Manual to review the education and certification requirements necessary for this position.

Please direct application packet that at minimum includes a Resume and Cover Letter of interest to the address below. Note, our preference is a more complete packet with PA Standard Application for Teaching (just skip items not relevant ~ Link to Standard App), Letters of References, Clearances, Certifications, and other pertinent information. 

Position Descriptions:

Facility Maintenance Technology Instructor – CIP Code 46.0401

The FMT instructor is responsible for developing and implementing an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning, and to serve a variety of structures including commercial and industrial buildings and mobile homes.  Includes instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills required to service building systems, such as air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, major appliances, and other mechanical systems.

Position Requirements:

Candidates who meet one of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  1. Possess a PDE Vocational Teaching certification in Computer Networking.
  2. Have a minimum of 4 years of wage-earning industry experience in computer networking with a willingness to obtain the Vocational Certification in Education.

Health Assistant Instructor – CIP Code 51.0899

The HEA instructor is responsible for developing and implementing an instructional program focusing on preparing students for entry-level employment in the health occupations and will support the Pennsylvania Occupational Standards (POS) for CIP Code 51.0899. Instruction consists of core course content with clinical experiences in health-related occupations.  Instruction includes but is not limited to basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communication.

Position Requirements:

Candidates who have a current license as a certified health care professional (RN, LPN, or any other field that requires the minimum of a bachelor’s degree) and meet one the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  1. Possess a PDE Vocational Teaching certification in Health Assistant.
  2. Have a minimum of 4 years of wage-earning industry experience in their field of practice with a willingness to obtain the Vocational Certification in Education.

Current Openings – Classified Unit


The Erie County Technical School will accept applications for the following part-time professional union positions to begin with the 2024-2025 school year. Please refer to the position details below for specifics about each position.

Instructional Aide – SAA2  (multiple positions)

The deadline for this posting is May 31st, however resumes will continue to be accepted until suitable candidates are found.  The anticipated start day is August 23, 2024.

Position Description:

Instructional aides support the teachers and students in the teaching and learning of Career and Technical Skills in the 20 programs offered at Erie County Technical School. 

Position Requirements:

High School Diploma required; Paraprofessional Certification preferred (training provided by ECTS if needed). 

Instructional Aides will do the following:

  1. Assist teachers and students with assignments and projects as directed by the teacher and administration.
  2. Learn the challenges faced by students who have special needs and make accommodations and modifications to support their success.
  3. Continuously motivate and encourage students.
  4. Build relationships with students, staff, families, and community partners.
  5. Work with students individually and in small groups to learn content, build skills, and complete tasks.
  6. Provide for the best care, safety, welfare, and security of the students in our care.

This position is contracted for 25 hours per week at $18.69 per hour (per the contract). You must have or be willing to obtain Act 34, Act 114, Act 151 Clearances, complete required trainings for Act 126 (mandatory reporting), and process disclosures for Act 168 and Act 24.

Custodian  (multiple positions)

The deadline for this posting is May 31st, however resumes will continue to be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

Position Description:

The custodian position performs routine cleaning functions as well as major and project cleaning and other duties as scheduled or directed which may include minor mechanical, electrical and structural repairs, as expertise and time permits.

Position Requirements:

You must have or be willing to obtain Act 34, Act 114, Act 151 Clearances, complete required training for Act 126 (mandatory reporting), and process disclosures for Act 168 and Act 24. This position is contracted for, $18.29 per hour, 20 hours per week, 260 days per year.  12 paid holidays, 4 personal days and paid vacation per scale.

Summer Help – Maintenance / Custodian

The deadline for this posting is May 31st, however resumes will continue to be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

Position Description:

The custodian position performs routine cleaning functions as well as major and project cleaning and other duties as scheduled or directed which may include minor mechanical, electrical and structural repairs, as expertise and time permits.

Position Requirements:

You must have or be willing to obtain Act 34, Act 114, Act 151 Clearances, complete required training for Act 126 (mandatory reporting), and process disclosures for Act 168 and Act 24. This position is contracted for, $12.50 per hour and 20 hours per week.

Summer Help – IT Support / Maintenance

The deadline for this posting is May 31st, however resumes will continue to be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

Position Description:

The IT Support with responsibilities typical of a Systems Administrator role to support day to day operations maintenance and other duties as scheduled or directed which may include minor mechanical, electrical and structural repairs, as expertise and time permits.

Position Requirements:

You must have or be willing to obtain Act 34, Act 114, Act 151 Clearances, complete required training for Act 126 (mandatory reporting), and process disclosures for Act 168 and Act 24. This position is contracted for, $12.50 per hour and 20 hours per week.


For all open positions above, must have or be willing to obtain Act 34, 114, and 151 Clearances. Interested applicants should send a cover letter of interest and current resume to:  

Human Resources
Erie County Technical School
8500 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509
careers@ects.org
EOE Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been found.


Substitute Instructors

The Erie County Technical School is always looking for career professionals that are able to substitute instruct in our labs as needed.


Current Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 114 and Act 151 Child Abuse Clearances are also required for Substitutes.  Direct résumé and letter of interest to Human Resources, Erie County Technical School, 8500 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509 or careers@ects.org. EOE

Benefits

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System Eligible
  • 403b Investment Plan Eligible
  • Individual and Family Health Care Plan
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • and much more….