Welding Instructor (2 positions)

Apr 12, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Welding Instructor (2 positions)

Butte-Glenn Community College

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 5/21/2018 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Not Displayed

Job Type:

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:

  1. Teaching a full load of courses in welding to prepare students to become certified welders with special emphasis on safety practices and quality.
  2. 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.
  3. Maintaining a clean, well-organized welding shop.
  4. Setting shop standards to require students, hourly help, aides, and volunteers to perform tasks to ensure quality training.
  5. Recruiting students for the welding program.
  6. Representing the college and the welding program by participating in community and national organizations that enhance the welding industry.
  7. Stay current with state of the art welding/fabrication technology, processes and equipment.
  8. Assist in coordinating articulation agreements with high schools and universities.
  9. Schedule may consist of working days, evenings, and weekends throughout the calendar year.
  10. A working knowledge of AWS, ASME, and API welding codes and inspection and testing procedures.
  11. Applicants must demonstrate expertise in: OAW, OFC, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and be able to critique welds for defects and discontinuities.
  12. Be able to read, interpret, and follow WPS welding procedure specifications.
  13. Be able to read, interpret, and follow blueprints and welding symbols as it pertains to manufacturing.

Representative Duties:

The full-time college instructor is responsible for effective performance in the following areas:
A. General Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Excellence in teaching and instruction.
  2. Maintenance of professional growth and academic currency.
  3. Carrying out of area, departmental and/or program responsibilities.
  4. Contribution to the College as a whole in the form of College- wide service.
  5. Service to the local community (optional).
  6. Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.

B. Teaching and Instruction - The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.

  1. Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
  2. Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
  3. Provides organized delivery of instruction.
  4. Is courteous to and approachable by students.
  5. Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
  6. Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
  7. Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
  8. Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
  9. Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.
  10. Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
  11. Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
  12. Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
  13. Is effective as a teacher.
  14. Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
  15. Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
  16. Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
  17. Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
  18. Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
  19. Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.

C. Professional Growth and Currency

  1. Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.

D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities

  1. Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
  2. Meets deadlines and time targets.
  3. Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
  4. Assists in scheduling.
  5. Assists in course staffing functions.
  6. Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
  7. Coordinates plans and activities with others.
  8. Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
  9. Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
  10. Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
  11. Attends assigned meetings as requested.
  12. Is punctual to assigned meetings.
  13. Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
  14. In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
  15. Does his/her fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.

E. College-wide service

  1. Volunteers to serve on College committees.
  2. When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
  3. Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
  4. Participates in faculty/college governance.
  5. Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.

F. Community service (optional)

  1. The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.



  • Any bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience OR
  • Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline. OR
  • The equivalent (Download PDF reader)
(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)

  • Have at least one current unlimited position welding qualification as recognized by AWSD1.1 and/or API1104 and/or ASME Section 9.
  • Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g. physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the institution and/or classroom.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and repair of common tools used in the welding, fabrication and manufacturing.
  • Skills related to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and application of multi-axis CNC machines.
  • Experience teaching or training in a hands-on environment.
  • Certified Welding Inspector (QC) and/or Certified Quality Assurance Inspector (QA).
  • Knowledge of and interest in working in a Guided Pathways environment.

Supplemental Information:


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

---------------------------------------------Application Instructions----------------------------


All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

In a statement addressed to the hiring committee, explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed below and attach a copy of all relevant certificates and proof of completed trainings.
  • Any bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience OR
  • Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline. OR
  • The equivalent (Download PDF reader)

(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)


  • Have at least one current unlimited position welding qualification as recognized by AWSD1.1 and/or API1104 and/or ASME Section 9.

In addition to any information you included with your application materials, please provide a detailed account of how your skills, experience, and education have prepared you to effectively meet the needs of students who have been historically marginalized in higher education. Please include examples of:

  • How you have engaged in critical self-reflection to ensure ongoing improvement in your classroom or professional practices based on the needs of diverse populations
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching and/or practices you have utilized to more effectively engage and support diverse student populations
  • Strategies for addressing equity gaps or underrepresentation within your discipline.

One (1) letter of recommendation.

You are required to provide transcripts for all coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
Degree in progress:
Degree in progress must be completed no later than July 1, 2018.
Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing this service. http://www.butte.edu/hr/job_opportunities/associate_faculty/foreign_degree_eval.html

All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.

Reimbursement for travel may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

To apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/buttecc/


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