Instructor - Welding Technology Program

Yakima, WA 98903
United States
Job Description

Job Details

Main Campus - Yakima, WA
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary





This is a full-time, year-round teaching appointment in the Welding Technology program.  This position will report to the Welding Technology Department Head. This is an evening teaching assignment with the following hours:  3:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Mon – Thurs), 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM (Fri)



Duties are performed in a classroom and lab environment.  Working conditions will align with the career and technical education field as follows:


Career and technical education teachers, especially those in postsecondary schools, teach courses and develop lesson plans.  [They will normally work in a building and perform tasks such as word processing, telephone calls, emails, and lecturing.  Career and technical educators will also spend time supervising students in a simulated lab environment.]


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Career and Technical Education Teachers, on the Internet at (visited July 12, 2020).

This is an exempt, full-time, regular position.


SALARY RANGE: $60,000 - $70,000 per year

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Perry Technical Institute pays 100% of employees’ medical, dental and vision premiums and 50% for qualified dependents.  The benefits package also includes participation in a 401(k) with a 4% match and profit-sharing opportunity, flexible spending plan, employee assistance plan, paid sick leave (accrue 4 hours per pay period), up to 5 paid weeks of scheduled breaks, 14 paid holidays, and 4-day work weeks.



  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Successful completion of a welding skills test.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to interface with students and staff in a professional, approachable manner.

  • Ability to operate a computer.

  • Ability to contribute to curriculum development and skilled at bringing the business community to the classroom.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to interface with business and professional constituents.

  • Must be willing to submit to a drug test.



  • Certificate of completion from an accredited career school in the subject area(s) taught or associate degree.

  • Previous teaching experience.

  • Excellent lecture skills.

  • Knowledge and skill in industry.

  • Knowledge of multiple welding/cutting processes.

  • Blueprint/Print Interpretation.

  • Fabrication/Layout knowledge.

  • Ability to integrate industry scenarios and role playing into instruction.

  • Ability to contribute to curriculum development and skilled at bringing the business community to the classroom.

  • AWS/WABO Certified Welder

  • Experience with Learning Resource Systems (LRS).



  • Teach in a hands-on lecture and lab environment.

  • Grade, assess and document student progress and attendance using Perry Tech’s LRS.

  • Provide student advising on progress as per Perry Tech policy.

  • Attend routine department meetings

  • Attend routine faculty meetings.

  • Participate In various Perry Tech committees as assigned (safety, strategic planning, etc).

  • Participate in course and program development.

  • Maintain compliance with state and national accrediting agencies.

  • Remain current in industry.

  • Interact with other departments in pursuing the institution’s goals and objectives, including Admissions and Career Services.

  • Complete and maintain an ongoing professional growth plan.

  • Attend and complete new instructor orientation and training.

  • Attend and complete various yearly Perry Tech issued trainings.

  • Conduct program tours.

  • Attend and participate in Perry Tech “Open House” events.

  • Have good attendance and the ability to work well with others.

  • Other duties as assigned.