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Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Instructor

Posted on May 14, 2021

School: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Type: full-time

Start Date: Fall 2021

Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Instructor

FULL-TIME METALS FABRICATION & WELDING TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Instructor is responsible for classroom and lab instruction in various Metals Fabrication & Welding courses and assists in updating current curriculum; providing quality instruction for a diverse student population; performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, core values, policies and procedures of the College.

Minimum Qualifications
• 10 years of successful experience in Metals Fabrication & Welding or a related field;
• Associate degree or an approved equally relevant educational credential;
Note: The College is willing to consider candidates with fewer than 10 years of experience and/or less than an Associate degree, but if an appointment is offered to such an individual it would be on a temporary basis for a maximum of one year with the expectation that the appointee would earn a suitable Associate degree or its equivalent within the first 12 months of the hire date, unless an extension is approved by the College and the PA State Education Association.
• Willingness and ability to earn a Bachelor degree in a closely related field of study approved by the College within 60 months of the date of hire, unless an extension is approved by the College and the PA State Education Association;
• Knowledge of layout, flat pattern development with expertise operating sheet metal shears, brakes and roll forming equipment necessary for producing sheet metal ducting;
• Working knowledge of the GMAW/FCAW and Oxy fuel welding processes;
• Ability and willingness to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed;
• Ability and willingness to work independently while contributing to a team environment;
• Ability and willingness to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner;
• Ability and willingness to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentially related to sensitive information;
• Ability and willingness to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems using sound independent judgment;
• Ability and willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other College staff, faculty, students and the public;
• Ability and willingness to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail; and
• Ability and willingness to interface with local employers in support of the Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Program.

Preferred Qualifications
• More than 10 years of experience in Metals Fabrication & Welding or a related field;
• Formal welding training and qualifications;
• Prior teaching experience in the field;
• Journeyman status as a Sheet Metal Mechanic;
• Skill in instructing students from diverse backgrounds;
• Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress; and
• Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services.
Essential Functions
• Teach assigned Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology courses and associated labs in accordance with College’s workload policy; maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner;
• Ability to teach all Metals Fabrication & Welding courses within the program, including but not limited to safety, Gas Metal Arc Welding/Plasma Arc Cutting, Metals Fabrication I – Introduction to hand and Machine Processes, HVAC Duct Design and Fabrication, Drafting Fundamentals, Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting/Flux Cored Arc Welding, Metals Fabrication II – Parallel Line Development and Machine Processes, Industrial Applications/Fabrication Blueprint Reading for the Construction Trade, Materials of the Trade/Applied Metallurgy, and other related processes and skills as required by the curriculum;
• Assists in the preparation of course proposals, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories and course procedure sheets for Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology courses; assists with curriculum updates;
• Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology program; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, and course procedure sheets for assigned courses; integrates knowledge of customers, competitors, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve program quality;
• Participates in Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology course scheduling, College and division meetings; serves on college committees as assigned; collaborates with Dean of Academic Affairs and Division Chair, along with other faculty and instructional to review and maintain the integrity of department curriculum;
• Assists in the management of the Metals Fabrication & Welding program; maintains equipment and supply inventory; and
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

The Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Instructor position is a 9-month, full-time, tenure track faculty position. Openings starting with the Fall 2021 semester. Collective Bargaining Agreement is based on 22 student contact hours and 3 office hours weekly and participating in college professional activities. Other duties and responsibilities are defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary and rank for the position is determined on the basis of academic preparation and experience as projected on the Faculty Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Application materials must include a cover letter, a current resume, and academic transcripts. Send applications to Heather Burky, Attention: Metals Fabrication & Welding Position, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 or Applications will be reviewed upon submission and postings will remain open until the positions are filled.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a residential, two-year technical college that serves economically disadvantaged as well as tuition-paying students. The college prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce and for full, effective participation as citizens of the community, the Commonwealth, and the nation. Committed for over a century to lifelong learning, inclusiveness, and community outreach, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology dedicates itself to the development of Pennsylvania's technical workforce.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For information about the college, visit our web site at

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