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Welding Instructor

California, United States
$57,635.00 - $77,843.00
Posted date
Jun 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Welding Instructor

Salary Range: Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.



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Job Description Summary

Teaches classes in a full range of community college credit and non-credit ESOL courses including basic to advanced levels of 


Job Description Summary

• Provide lecture and laboratory instruction for all instructional levels of all major categories of welding including gas tungsten, plasma arc, carbon arc, wire feed, and oxy-acetylene.

• Provide instruction based on a thorough knowledge of theory and techniques in Welding Technology including OAW, SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, brazing, and soldering.


Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.


Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.


• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.


The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to, the following:


• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;

• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;

• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.


Minimum Qualifications

2. Possession of any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND four years of professional experience in Welding Technology;




3. Possession of any Associate Degree from an accredited college AND six years of professional experience in Welding Technology;




1. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach Welding Technology courses.


(THE CREDENTIAL WILL NOT SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TENTURE); (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).



4. The equivalent qualifications (Candidate who claims equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable as the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service.


5. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desirable Qualifications

1. Commitment to and support of student success.

2. At least one and half (1.5) years prior experience teaching college level courses in Welding Technology.

3. Significant and successful industry work experience related to the Welding Technology field.

4. Possession of one or more industry certifications in Welding Technology.

5. In process or holder of Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification or Associate Certified Welding Inspector (ACWI) certification, CWI preferred.

6. Possess knowledge and skills in SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, OAW, brazing and spot welding, as well as soldering copper, brass, cast iron pipes and pipe fittings, plasma arc, carbon arc, oxy-acetylene, chop saws, band saws, and shears.

7. Knowledge of metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous materials for purposes of selecting electrodes and proper treatment of metals.

8. Knowledge of how welding machines operate including how to set them up, operate them and service them.

9. Ability to foster participation in appropriate community service and educational projects, stressing value of such activities as an excellent means of recruiting and motivating students.

10. Commitment to encouragement of students to apply for scholarships and enter competitions sponsored by such entities as the American Welding Society and other pertinent associations.

11. Commitment to the community college objectives of providing instructional strategies and resources for adapting to cultural diversity within the student community population.

12. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff and the public from diverse cultures.

13. Completion of coursework in professional education/teaching methods preferred.

14. Membership in appropriate professional organization(s).

15. Ability to adapt instruction to students with widely varying academic backgrounds and the willingness to take charge of teaching students professional behavior.

16. Ability to integrate basic skills across curriculum.

17. Bilingual: Spanish preferred.


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