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Welding Instructor


Welding Instructor

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/40911
  • Gloucester, Virginia, United States
  • WFDT-BUS, IND & GOVT CNTR (Rappahannock)
  • Rappahannock Community College

Title: Welding Instructor

Agency: Rappahannock Community College

Location: Gloucester - 073

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $30/hour

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).  Established in 1971 as a comprehensive community college, RCC serves the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties with quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities.
Rappahannock Community College, a two-campus institution serving a rural and diverse 12-county area in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, seeks applicants for adjunct instructors to teach Welding courses at the Glenns Campus. 
The College desires candidates with a commitment to the community college mission and experience working in a diverse student population, including adult learners and at-risk students. The successful candidate will be committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication. The college strives for a faculty of content experts who are also knowledgeable about best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning. 
This position will instruct students on skill-sets that are to specified American Welding Society certifications, SMAW; GMAW; FCAW and GTAW and instruct students in the use maintenance, and safe operation of tools and equipment. Other duties include but not limited to: Initiating purchase requisitions for supplies and equipment. Operating band saw, pipe beveling equipment to provide welding assemblies for training and AWS Test. Keeping records of daily attendance and student progress. Maintaining a clean and orderly classroom and lab area.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Considerable welding experience. Working knowledge of welding shop Safety Practices and Proper PPE, knowledge of metal fabrication, pipe fitting, and welding machine operation and maintenance. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with multi-cultural populations that support diversity. Strong written and oral communication skills. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and be able to intermittently stand, walk, bend, push, and pull for continuous hours. This position requires good eye sight that has to be correctible to 20/20, this is accomplished with glasses or a helper lends a hand in the welding shield.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to read Welding Drawings and Prints. Experience in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW, and Pipe Experience. Prior AWS or Mil-STD Welding Certifications. Knowledge of AWS Welding Certification procedure. Ability to pass AWS Welding Certification test in SMAW and FCAW in the 3G Position, and 6G SMAW and GTAW test required for Pipe.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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