CATEC is looking for a part-time Welding instructor for the 2022 spring and fall semesters.

The impact you will have:

You will be sharing your expertise as a welder with adult students who want to take their skills and training to the next level. We do what we do because of them. This initial Level One class will follow the NCCER Welding curriculum and students will be eligible for certification upon completion of all four levels; both NCCER (National Center for Construction and Research) and AWS (American Welding Society) for Entry Welder.

Who we are:

We are a small office that serves the local trade industry by offering Department of Labor and Industry approved apprenticeship classes, as well as adult education programs, for local adults wanting to change their careers or receive skills training to help them find employment. We pride ourselves on being committed to our students, and we work closely with our area businesses and community partners. Click here to read more about CATEC’s mission and vision.

What knowledge, skills, and abilities we need you to have:

You will need to have at least three years of documented welding experience. If you are not currently NCCER certified, it will be easy to earn it with your experience.

What you will be doing:

The class will be 12-14 weeks in length starting in the spring of 2022 and will be taught in both the spring (mid -January – early May) and the fall (August – early December)semesters.   You will be able to determine which evenings (Monday-Thursday) the class is held and it can be from either 5:00p.m.-9:00 p.m. or 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. You will have the latitude to set up the class as you would like. Right now, the class will be taught two evenings a week, depending on enrollment.

The NCCER Welding Curriculum covers four progressive levels (each level is a one-year course). You will start by teaching Level One in the spring of 2022. Then each consecutive year, the program will grow to eventually offer completion of all four levels:

  • Level One: Core Curriculum. Welding Safety, Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting, Air-Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging, Base Metal Preparation, Weld Quality, SMAW Equipment and Setup, SMAW Electrodes, SMAW Beads and Fillet Welds, Joint Fit-up and Alignment, SMAW Groove Welds with Backing, and SMAW Open-Root Groove Welds – Plate.

  • Level Two: Welding Symbols, Reading Welding Detail Drawings, Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metals, Preheating and Postheating of Metals, GMAW and FCAW Equipment and Filler Metals, GMAW Plate, FCAW Plate, GTAW Equipment and Filler Metals, and GTAW Plate.

  • Level Three: SMAW Open-Root Pipe Welds, GMAW Pipe, FCAW Pipe, GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe, GTAW Low Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe, and SMAW Stainless Steel Plate and Pipe Groove Welds.

  • Level Four: GMAW Aluminum Plate, GMAW Aluminum Pipe, GTAW Aluminum Plate, GTAW Aluminum Pipe, and Soldering and Brazing.

What responsibilities you will have:  

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Why you will want to work here with us:

  • We change lives through the valuable work that we do for our students and our local business and community partners.

  • No two classes are ever the same. 

  • Salary: up to $39.00 per hour based on your qualifications and experience.

This is what one of our graduates had to say about their training at CATEC:

“I will tell you, CATEC played a big part in where I’m at today. Making the decision to attend CATEC was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. It is the school that helped shape my career, absolutely.” Michael Lynch, Director of Plant Operations ~ Poplar Springs Hospital

Do you want to join our staff?

Please apply using this link to the Albemarle County Human Resources’ job openings page.

The position will be open until filled. If you have the qualifications we are looking for, you will be contacted for an interview. Feel free to contact Shannon Tomlin 434-973-1945 or if you have any questions about this position.