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Machine Operations, CTE Teacher

Posted on August 03, 2018

School: Pittsburgh Public Schools

Type: full-time

Machine Operations, CTE Teacher

Certified - Position - Vocational Education

JobNumber       4600161003


Teacher Salary Schedule Step 1 (Starting Salary $46,920)

Position Summary

Under the direction of the school principal and Career and Technical Education director, the teacher in this position will instruct the students in the Career & Technical Education Machine Operations program. Instruction in this program will prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts.

In addition, the instructor will prepare students to obtain certification in the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).


  • PossessorbeeligibletoobtainaPennsylvaniaVocationalEducationTeachingCertificatewithMachineShop 2043Certification
  • Five (5) years of recent (within the last (7) years) trade based or equivalent full-time employment directly relatedtoMachineOperationsispreferred(teachingexperienceinthisareaisacceptable),butaminimum of two years wage-earning experience in addition to the learning period in Machine Practice is mandated. Experience with CNC/ advanced machining and NIMS certifications ispreferred.
  • Exhibitexcellentwritten,oralandinterpersonalskillsandtheabilitytoworkwithdemandingtimelinesand produce qualityproducts.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with otherstaff
  • Demonstrate proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, Web applications, and industry-specifictechnology


Preferred qualities and attributes include:

  • A commitment to accelerating studentachievement.
  • A desire to eliminate racialdisparities.
  • The ability to create a positive school and districtculture.
  • The willingness to foster and promoteinnovation.
  • The ability to be a culturally-responsive educator who knows how to leverage students' unique skills, interests, and learning styles to create a learning experience that unequivocally includes and empowerseach and everystudent.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and energy in making a difference in the lives ofstudents.
  • Provenabilitytoempathizewithstudentsandpreparethemtoachieveacademicexcellenceandstrengthof character so they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects oflife.

Residency Requirements

No Residency Requirement

Essential Job Functions

  • Exhibit excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with demanding timelines and producequality products.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with otherstaff
  • Demonstrate proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, Web applications, and industry-specific technology planning and tailoring units of study according to curriculum guidelines and state requirements; monitor, assist with, and correct academic efforts.
  • Demonstrate correct practicalprocedures.
  • Prepare lesson plans that encourage and foster proficient oral and written expression, critical thinking andapplications.
  • Provide rigorous and relevant instruction on approved hands-on curriculum in the content area and workplacereadiness.
  • Understand and apply effective strategies and best practices to ensure studentsuccess.
  • Administer a variety of student assessmenttools.

  • Take all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, material, andfacilities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by district guidelines and statelaws.
  • Train students to successfully pass a variety of industrialcertifications.
  • Support student participation in Career and Technical StudentOrganizations.
  • Maintain and update required industrycertifications.
  • Participate in district and school-based professional development activities and staffmeetings.
  • Develop and maintain positive and cooperative interactions and communications with parents, colleaguesand community.
  • Collaborate with core content teachers on common instructional objectives, integration and alignment ofacademic standards.
  • Involvement in professional organizations and community relationspreferred.
  • Assist the administration in implementing all polices and rules governing student life andconduct.
  • Manage classroombehavior.
  • Participate in Occupational Advisory Committee meetings for theprogram.


Additional Information


Employees of the Pittsburgh Public Schools engage in the extremely important and fulfilling job of educating students in the City of Pittsburgh. Employees must believe in, value and be committed to the educability of all; must promote the school and district vision of high standards of learning and academic rigor, continuous school improvement, and the inclusion of all members of the school community; must be willing to work in a high stress environment while maintaining the energy necessary to meet the responsibilities and expectations of the position. A sample of specific elements associated with the work environment of this position includes:

  • Frequently required to work at fastpace
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Requires considerable concentration andcreativity
  • Able to adjust daily work plans and work hours to be highly responsive to schoolneeds
  • Subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and work load,but must be able to maintain work/life balance amidst intense workdemands.



  Text Box: The Pittsburgh Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, age, ancestry, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, familial or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodation in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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