Faculty Welding Instructor

Website Northcentral Technical College

Faculty Welding Instructor Job Highlights

Title Faculty Welding Instructor
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Teaching/Training
Location Wausau, WI, United States
Company Northcentral Technical College (NTC)

Company Profile

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is a customer-focused, accessible provider of innovative life-long learning that builds a globally competitive workforce. Our faculty provide instruction, expertise, and leadership within their program and content area.

Job Profile

The college expects the potential candidate to support instruction for NTC’s Welding Program.  The individual should be comfortable teaching a diverse set of program course topics within this department, in a variety of formats, and using multiple forms of technology for instruction.

Course topics could include:

  • Robotic Welding
  • Technical Reporting
  • Fabrication
  • Metallurgy
  • Solidworks for Welding
  • Weld Print Reading
  • Welding Laser Operations
  • Welding Inspection and Testing
  • Welding Processes (GMAW, Flux Core, SMAW, GTAW)
  • Welding Safety

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have passed a Bachelor’s degree in Welding, Engineering or related field or an Associate’s Degree with the agreement to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within the first five years of being employed.
  • Willing/able to meet Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, accreditation standards, and/or licensing standards where applicable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years (4,000 hours) full-time or equivalent welding occupational experience, one of which must be within the last five years.
  • Experience in mentoring, teaching, and working with diverse populations is preferred.

Duties/Responsibilities

NTC Faculty will serve their learners and the college in the following ways.

  • Actively select and use appropriate learning materials and resources including textbooks, library resources, equipment, and supplies to enhance learning.
  • Actively support diverse learners.
  • Assess and evaluate student performance in alignment with the College assessment plan in a timely manner.
  • Assist in identifying, planning, and delivering continuing education and Business and Industry workshops and seminars.
  • Assist in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a new or modified course/certificate/program. Identify areas in need of improvement.  Stay current and focused on learner needs.
  • Assist in student academic advising.
  • Assist in student recruitment and Student Services activities.
  • Assist in the orientation of new full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty, and all other employees within their content areas.
  • Assist with coordination of grant development and management as directed.
  • Assist with dual credit and other articulation/transfer agreements.
  • Attend College Open Houses (on-campus and off-campus, set-up and take-down) to assist with student recruitment.
  • Attend the College’s in-service sessions, and commencements, and other activities as directed.
  • Collaborate with the program team in identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic goals and objectives (Team Action Plans, Instructional Vitality Process).
  • Conduct assigned classes for the scheduled length of time.
  • Coordinate instructional material and timely distribution of such to regional campuses.
  • Coordinate instructional support services to meet individual student accommodation and modification needs.
  • Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, out-of-classroom activities, and the mentoring of students and peers.
  • Furnish written evaluations as requested by students.
  • Keep professionally up-to-date in the area of content expertise and in the teaching profession.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and achievement for up to one semester after the semester end, unless requested for a longer period of time.
  • Maintain course outcome summaries, learning plans, Performance Assessment Tasks (PATs), syllabi, and online Learning Management System template in the approved College format and time parameter.
  • Maintain documentation as required by accreditation, program, or clinical sites.
  • Maintain professional certifications, licensures, and requirements.
  • Participate in institutional, advisory, and program team and committee meetings.
  • Participate in the budgeting and procurement process.
  • Post and maintain office hours.
  • Submit final grades by the scheduled due date identified on the academic calendar.
  • Support and maintain collaborative relationships with business/industry, community-based organizations, and K-16 partners.
  • Utilize and engage in professional day activities and team time as designated.
  • Assist, participate, support, and carry out the duties as assigned.

Ability/Attitude/Expertise

Ability – Success and commitment as a team member, fostering consensus and collaboration in and out of the classroom.  The ability to manage projects, set and achieve specific objectives and measure results. Proficiency in the use of technology, computers, and software.

Attitude – An uncompromising commitment to learning through the College’s mission, vision, and values. A positive and proactive approach.   Flexibility, a willingness to change.  Open-mindedness, fairness, the ability to see multiple perspectives.  A willingness to take risks.  A willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.  Strong support for diversity.

Expertise – An educational philosophy that places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning.  Expertise in content areas being taught.  A solid understanding of how the education and business worlds interface.  Commitment to the use of new learning technologies.  Excellent communication skills including oral, written, and presentation skills.

Physical Demands

Working Activity

  • 1 to 3 hours – Balancing, bending, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, twisting, and working in temperature extremes
  • 4 to 5 hours – Standing and walking
  • 6 to 8 hours – Performing repetitive movements, grasping, and working indoors
  • Less than 1 hour – Climbing, crawling, working at heights, and working outdoors

Lifting/Carrying

  • 50-100 pounds – Less than 1 repetition per hour
  • More than 100 pounds with help – Less than 1 repetition per hour
  • 20-50 pounds: 1-10 repetition(s) per hour
  • Less than 10 pounds: 10-15 repetition(s) per hour
  • 10 to 20 pounds: 10-15 repetition(s) per hour

Additional Physical Requirements

  • Hearing – Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.
  • Vision – Adequate with aid to reading instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.

Required Employee Program Safety Training

Bloodborne Pathogen, emergency action plan, emergency eye-wash, emergency procedures, ergonomics (office/workplace), hazardous waste, medical waste and slips, trips, and falls.

Employer’s Statement

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this position. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

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