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Instructor, Welding Technology
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 04/26/2019
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Construction & Building Trades
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Instructor, Welding Technology

Requisition ID



Maritime Welding


Swan Island Trades Center - 6400 N Cutter Circle, Portland, OR 97217

Employment Type


Best Consideration Date

For best consideration, apply by May 24, 2019; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review

Position Summary

The Division of Arts & Professions at PCC's Cascade Campus seeks applicants for a full-time permanent faculty position in Welding Technology, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful applicant will be teaching welding at PCC Cascade's training center in the Vigor shipyard on Swan Island.

We are seeking an exceptional teacher who exhibits high levels of cultural competence and is committed to supporting student success for all students. In addition to ongoing conversations with industry partners, PCC's trades programs on Swan Island are in continuous conversation with community-based organizations interested in workforce diversity and economic equity. We seek an instructor who is able to communicate and collaborate effectively with industry and community advocates.

Finally, we are continuously refining our new certificate in Maritime Welding and looking for an instructor to participate actively, beyond the classroom, in visioning this and other new initiatives.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position. 
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Job Success Qualifications
- Recent welding teaching experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with people of all backgrounds, honoring differences and incorporating teaching to maximize student success both at the individual and group level. 
- Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with colleagues in a positive and collaborative manner.
- Demonstrated ability to apply mathematical concepts and problem-solving to welding technique and the ability to explain the concepts to students.
- Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated knowledge related to discipline-specific safe practices and an understanding of the necessity of instilling them in students.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret blueprint information and welding symbols.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

AAS in Welding Technology is preferred but not required; must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Five years recent welding field experience is required. Five years recent teaching experience at the college level or industry training experience or a combination of teaching at the college level and industry trainer experience may be substituted, year for year, for recent welding field experience. 

Welding certifications in all areas of instruction are required within the first year of hire as follows:

SMAW E-7018, 3G and 4G unlimited plate
GMAW E-70S6 (hardwire) 2G unlimited plate
FCAW – Dual Shield E 70 T 1, 3G and 4G unlimited plate
FCAW – Inner Shield E 71T8, 3G and 4 G unlimited plate
GTAW 2 inch Pipe 6G position
SMAW 6 inch Pipe 6G position

Degree must be from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

- The candidate exhibits high levels of cultural competence and has empathy for those with life experiences different from their own.
- Demonstrated experience in fabrication.
- Ability to create and cultivate professional relationships with industry contacts.
- Commitment to professional development
- The candidate demonstrates the ability to navigate the PCC website, and in particular, PCC’s Welding web page and its tabs.
- The candidate demonstrates intermediate proficiency with Google Drive, Google Sheets, and Google Docs.
- Knowledgeable with D2L Brightspace (Desire 2 Learn)

Position Grade


Starting Salary Expectations

Initial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($56,274) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.

Position Grade Salary Range

$52530 to $91089 Annual Salary



PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement. 

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions. 

*Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance. 

Paid Leave:
- 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 days/year) 
- 21 hours of additional personal leave per year 
- 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching) 


View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Official transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for degrees required in the stated Instructor Qualifications. 

Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation.

Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see

For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit: 

Background Check Required


Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214

  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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