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Welding and Metal Fabrication Instructor

Posted on February 24, 2020

School: Octorara Area School District

Type: Full-Time

Start Date: March 2020

Effective March 2020, a vacancy for a Welding and Metal Fabrication Instructor exists within the Octorara School District. If interested, please apply through the link Welding and Metal Fabrication Instructor.


  • Valid Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements (one of the following): Vocational I or II; or have a minimum of four years wage earning experience in a related welding and/or machining fields to include 8000+ documented hours over the past 10 years (candidates in this category will need to complete the appropriate Occupational Competency Assessment within a year in the position (CIP code 48.0599 OCA Welding and Metal Fabrication).
  • Operating various lathes, milling machines, and experience in various forms of welding (MIG, TIG, and Arc welding).
  • Requirements also include the ability to plan, assess and supervise students in a classroom and laboratory setting. 
  • Experience in a secondary educational or high school setting preferred.

The candidate for this position prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to further process ferrous and/or non-ferrous metal plates or shapes, and to manufacture and/or install products as interpreted through technical drawings. Includes instruction in trade tools, shop equipment, reading and interpreting blueprints, material handling, welding, thermal cutting, metallurgy, template pattern development, plate and structural fabrication, destructive and non-destructive testing, inspection, shipment preparation and fabrication installation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality occupational instruction to students grades 9-12, in Welding and Metal Fabrication technology skill competencies.
  • Plan and develop curriculum and daily lesson plans incorporating industry approved standards skills based on the PA Department of Education approved curriculum. Monitor and assess students theory and skill performance based on tests, quizzes, projects and means of formative assessment.
  • Maintain accurate records related to student achievement, attendance and other systems of measuring student performance using computer technology.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress, conduct, attendance and other matters of performance related skills.
  • Other assignments requested by the principal or designee.
  • Individuals without appropriate teaching certification through the PDE must be willing to enroll in coursework requirements to obtain vocational teacher certification.

Salary based on the 2019 - 2020 Salary Schedule:
$49,559 to $81,214 - Emergency Certified
$51,181 to $83,466 - Instructional/Vocational I
$53,464 to $86,855 - Instructional II/Vocational II
$55,027 to $90,902 - Vocational II plus 15
$56,949 to $94,953 - Master's
$59,472 to $98,737 - Masters plus 15
$60,793 to $100,548 - Masters plus 30


7.5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, 194 days during the school year (mid/end of August through early/mid June). This is a regular, on going teaching position that will happen each school year. 


Octorara School District


Equal Opportunity Employer
Chester County Intermediate Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Chester County Intermediate Unit ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Chester County Intermediate Unit has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources at 484-237-5085.