Position: Welding Instructor (Full-Time) 
Reports to: Dean of Applied Programs, Student Success, and Innovation

College Profile

Erie County Community College of PA (EC3PA), America’s newest community college, is a comprehensive community college located in northwest Pennsylvania currently offering three degrees: Associate of Applied Science in IT/Networking; Associate of Arts, a liberal arts education degree that leads to transfer to four-year colleges; and, Associate of Applied Business in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking. EC3PA is focused on enhancing the county’s economic condition by increasing educational opportunities for the diverse population in Erie County.

Position Summary

As EC3PA continues to develop new programs, the College is interested in engaging individuals who wish to bring a unique community college experience to Erie County. Faculty possessing a commitment to entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and a strong foundation to the community college mission can experience success in our classrooms.

The usual faculty load per semester is 15 credit hours for a total of 30 credit hours annually. Faculty may be assigned other work in addition to their teaching assignment to meet College needs. Faculty also play an integral role in supporting students as academic advisors. Faculty also mentor students through connections outside of the classroom and, when necessary, referring them to college resources that support students both academically and socially.

Erie County Community College places a high priority on providing outstanding learning opportunities for the community and promoting an effective learning environment for students. Faculty also provide critical assistance to the College in supporting and implementing college policies and procedures. Faculty members are expected to meet all responsibilities with integrity and in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes and in accordance with the College’s policies, procedures, and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list is meant to be representative and not exhaustive in nature. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Deliver Instruction

  • Conduct assigned classes and/or labs
  • Prepare lessons that align with course and program outcomes
  • Provide course syllabus (which shall include grading standards, attendance policies, classroom behavioral expectations, course outline and contact information)
  • Verify student enrollment and submit grade sheets
  • Utilize online Learning Management Software to enhance and support instruction
  • Select, review and develop course materials and resources that minimize student financial impact
  • Provide guided support in open and scheduled lab setting

Support Student Success

  • Keep accurate record of student performance
  • Provide students with regular and timely feedback
  • Engage with students outside of class to encourage continued academic growth

Provide Student Assistance

  • Refer students to student support services
  • Accommodate the unique needs of all students
  • Maintain regular availability for student inquiry and discussion
  • Maintain academic and student records as required by the institution and comply with requirements for reports and meeting deadlines as established
  • Participate in program review and assessment activities; utilize outcomes assessment to improve learning/instruction
  • Participate in committees, extra and co-curricular activities
  • Participate in faculty and self-evaluation processes, including continuous improvement efforts
  • Complete training required to perform effectively and remain current with trends in the discipline and higher education
  • Attend faculty and college meetings
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrate responsible and proper use of college resources
  • As a member of the college community, faculty and staff should perform their professional responsibilities in accordance with the goals, missions, and plans of the department, program, division, and College, in addition to contributing to the creation of a collegial culture
  • Assist in assessing equipment and supplies, scheduling classes, and departmental routines
  • Consult with advisory committees and industry partners
  • Prepare/maintain lab and materials; enforce lab safety procedures
  • Develop/revise degree and certificate programs
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in welding industry and knowledge of industry-related equipment and systems
  • Expert knowledge in welding and excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to instruct welding safety, theory, and practical hands-on demonstrations in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW in all welding positions and joint configurations
  • Strong knowledge in the metallurgical understanding of mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum
  • Must be current AWS (American Welding Society) certified welder or willing and able to attend training and pass AWS certifications
  • Possess considerable skill to operate fabrication equipment such as band saws, shears, drill press, brakes, belt sanders and various grinding equipment.

Physical Demands of Position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move items: up to 10 pounds constantly, 30 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and arm’s length vision acuity.

The work environment is loud and environmental work conditions include hazards, vibrations and fumes or airborne particles.

Evening hours are required for this position.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience as an AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • Associate Degree
  • Experience teaching in an education setting
  • Experience with Blackboard or similar online Learning Management System
  • Experience supporting a diverse population of learners in the educational environment

EEO Statement

Erie County Community College is committed to and affirms a policy of equal employment opportunity to all applicants, employees, and students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, gender identification, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic and to provide every individual with the ability to work in a safe, productive and professional work environment that is free from discriminatory practices.