If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in teaching welding full-time at the high school level, please check out the job posting below.

Please pass this on to others.


Kenneth Whittemore
(510) 231-1184 
186 Work Days
Full Time
Until Filled
$50,170.20 - $81,317.91 Annually 

Mark Martin, PhD
Regional Director (DSN), Bay Area
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development
California Community Colleges

(650) 248-7728

Interested in How Things are Made?

Begin forwarded message:

From: Felicia Phillips <xxxxxx@wccusd.net>
Subject: Re: Welding Instructor Needed - Kennedy High School
Date: August 20, 2018 at 5:58:18 PM PDT
To: xxxxxx@design4x.com

Good Afternoon Dr. Martin:

Thank you so much for agreeing to share our welding teacher posting with your network! Here is a link to the posting, but I have also posted the text below:

Welding Instructor will deliver hands on instruction to offer high school students the opportunity to develop entry-level skills required for employment in trade related fields. The instructor must be willing to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, academic, or career goals. And, must have the ability to deliver instruction using strategies designed for diverse learning. Instructor will foster a safe and civil learning environment and must be able to provide both group and individualized instruction.

Required Skills: Must have at least 3 years welding work experience: Basic GMAW (Mig) Process, Basic SMAW (Stick) Process, Basic Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting Processes. AND, ONE of the following: 1) Possess a State of California Secondary Teaching Credential, OR, 2) With District guidance, be willing to obtain a Career Technical Education CTE) Credential. First, the applicant would obtain a “Preliminary” CTE Credential by verifying their qualifications with program that works with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Second, within three (3) years, the applicant must take seven (7) Saturday courses online or through the college to complete the credential. You must also work with Human Resources to obtain English Learners Authorization.

Other Duties & Responsibilities: Welding Instructor must adhere to all Kennedy High School, West Contra Costa County, and State of California standard teacher prerequisites. In addition, the welding instructor will: 1) maintain computer based attendance, grades, and schedules, 2) provide program oversight for the on-going budget and operation of the welding lab, including inventory and acquisition of materials and supplies, 3) develop and implement appropriate safety procedures for the classroom and welding lab, 4) commit to continuing education in welding and cutting processes, 5) be physically fit enough to walk, be on one’s feet for several hours a day, and lift up to 50 pounds, 6) be willing to work with industry expert(s) to further develop the curriculum and future of the welding program, and, 7) participate in departmental activities as part of the educational team. 

Kennedy High School will have three welding classes with 20+ students each, which is roughly half-time. All of the classes meet in the afternoon. There may be an opportunity for the teacher to also teach courses at our District's Adult School. Our District's Human Resources team has been working for several months to find someone to teach the classes, and our friends at Chevron and the Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Program have also been looking for us, but we have yet to find someone. We welcome the opportunity to speak with prospective applicants; feel free to share my contact information.

With appreciation,

Felicia Phillips
4300 Cutting Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1433