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.
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,
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.