SOWELA Technical Community College

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Instructor - Welding

We are searching for an experienced Instructor - Welding at our Morgan Smith Campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Position Summary:

The Instructor of Welding Technology is responsible for classroom and lab instruction in various welding courses and assists in constructing degree/certification programs and updating current curriculum; providing quality instruction for a diverse student population; performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college. Design and develop training programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Teaches assigned welding technology courses, and associated labs in accordance with the college’s workload policy.

·         Maintains written instructional standards.

·         Facilitates instruction in accordance with instructional standards using alternative delivery methods as needed. .

·         Posts and maintains office hours;

·         Participates in the assessment and development of student learning outcomes.

·         Establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner.

·         Assists in the preparation of course proposals, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools.

·         Reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories and course procedure sheets for welding technology courses.

·         Assists with curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs.

·         Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures such as and in accordance with AWS and ASME welding codes and standards.

·         Implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful welding technology program.


·         Integrates knowledge of customers, competitors, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve program quality.

·         Works as part of an instructional team by participating in welding technology course scheduling, department, division and college meetings.

·         Serves on college committees as assigned.

·         Works to maintain the integrity of department curriculum.

·         Maintains partnerships with local area employers to assist in arranging field experiences for program students.

·         Collaborates with college community and area high schools in support of welding technology events and competitions.

·         Assists in recruiting students and supporters to the program.

·          Participates in job fairs, recruiting events, and other special events related to the welding technology program.

·         Maintains equipment and supply inventory.

·         Act as advisers to student organizations.

·         Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

·         Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and career planning.

·         Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.

·         Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

·         Technical Diploma and 3 years of related industry experience is preferred.

·         Welder with 5 years of industry experience will be considered in lieu of the Technical Diploma.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Demonstrated proficiency in performing SMAW 6G pipe and GMAW/FCAW/GTAW 6G pipe welds.

·         Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment with both small and large groups.

·         Ability to work with a diverse, non-traditional, and traditionally underserved population.

·         Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

·         Working knowledge of a student information system and/or knowledge of microcomputer/software applications.

·         Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and written, at all levels.

·         Proven ability to present a positive image for the college, maintain professional demeanor, provide effective customer service, and made good decisions. 

Physical Requirements / Efforts:

In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:

·         Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information.

·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

·         Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete assignments.

·         Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which may be in very small print.

·         Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines.

·         Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.

·         Lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Employment Type: Regular

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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