Welding Instructor (2 positions)
Butte-Glenn Community College
Closing Date/Time: 5/21/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: Not Displayed
Location: Main Campus, CA
Department: Office of Instruction
Full-time, Tenure Track (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2018
$49,644.12 - $76,234.70 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty
Day one - Oral interview with the recruitment committee, followed by a 15-minute teaching demonstration.
Day two - Six hour weld test.
Day three - Second interview.
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.
For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.
The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.
The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
The program of Welding Technology at Butte College provides students with entry-level skills, knowledge, and certification to obtain employment in the welding trades and related industries. This is accomplished by a ratio of fifteen percent lecture and eighty-five percent hands-on training using the latest welding equipment in the industry. Students are strongly encouraged to undergo certification testing which is given annually at the college. The program of Welding Technology is looking for a team player who is sincerely interested in maintaining and improving the high standards of our Program.
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for:
Teaching a full load of courses in welding to prepare students to become certified welders with special emphasis on safety practices and quality.
Developing and teaching the full range of classes from basics to certification including but not limited to: OAW, OFC, SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, GMAW, resistance spot welding, and the arc cutting methods of air carbon arc and plasma processes. On plate and pipe in all positions with a variety of filler materials.
Maintaining a clean, well-organized welding shop.
Setting shop standards to require students, hourly help, aides, and volunteers to perform tasks to ensure quality training.
Recruiting students for the welding program.
Representing the college and the welding program by participating in community and national organizations that enhance the welding industry.
Stay current with state of the art welding/fabrication technology, processes and equipment.
Assist in coordinating articulation agreements with high schools and universities.
Schedule may consist of working days, evenings, and weekends throughout the calendar year.
A working knowledge of AWS, ASME, and API welding codes and inspection and testing procedures.
Applicants must demonstrate expertise in: OAW, OFC, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and be able to critique welds for defects and discontinuities.
Be able to read, interpret, and follow WPS welding procedure specifications.
Be able to read, interpret, and follow blueprints and welding symbols as it pertains to manufacturing.