Coorindinator/Instructor, Welding Technology

Coorindinator/Instructor, Welding Technology


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

Main Campus


Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($4,716 – 6,560/monthly) 9-month contract



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Closes: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean of Applied Technologies

Employment Type

Full-Time (9-Month Contract)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Associate’s Degree in Welding Technology or related field (e.g., Industrial Systems Technology).
2. Verifiable work experience in the field required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, Career and Technical Education with a focus in Welding, or related field (e.g., Engineering).
2. At least 3 years of related industrial experience preferred.
3. Teaching experience preferred.
4. Certification(s) from the American Welding Society (AWS) preferred. 

Position Description


 Under the direction of the Dean and Department Head, the program coordinator’s primary purpose is the planning and operational aspects of the program and to insure the viability, currency and integrity of the program. The coordinator position is a teaching position and may carry a full teaching load in addition to responsibilities as program coordin

Essential Responsibilities/Duties
1. Formulate and/or recommend necessary curriculum changes, be knowledgeable of and implement changes made at the state level through CIP or other mandate.
2. Oversee, perform, and certify an annual equipment inventory.
3. Originate or initial all material and supply requests for the program to business office specifications.
4. Approve and submit all equipment requests for the program to business office specifications.
Maintain and keep updated equipment viable to the program.
5. Interview and recommend for hire part-time instructors required in the program. Ensure part-time instructors are kept current of all departmental and college policies.
6. Evaluate all part-time faculty used in the program as per college policy.
7. Serve as the chief spokesperson and advocate for the program.
8. Ensure that the program has a viable advisory committee and meet with the committee on a regular basis as dictated by the program needs and college policy.
9. Oversee program advertisement and recruitment not typically handled by student services, which could include school visits and leading tour groups.
10. Prepare and submit the yearly instructional schedule including the assignment of instructors for specific classes.
11. Maintain and update current texts, videos, etc. to meet program and industry needs.
12. Develop and oversee the development of course documents for the program to college specifications. All courses must be reviewed and/or updated prior to teaching them in any given semester.
13. Formulate short and long-range goals for the continuing improvement or growth of the program. Each goal should have an attainment strategy.
14. Formulate periodic assessment (at least once per year) of the program to insure the program is meeting the needs of the college, being kept current and viable, and is serving the needs of the community.
15. Conduct and/or assist in periodic safety inspections within the program’s facilities to identify and correct potential hazards. Also submit any necessary requests for repairs or maintenance.
16. Prepare a recommended budget for the program including any required travel, materials and supplies, equipment, part-time instruction, and repairs.
17. Work with the Director of Financial Aid in securing a work-study student, if needed, and be responsible for supervision of the student. Work with Coordinator of Disability Access to ensure the needs of disability students are met.


Courses to instruct may include the following as well as others:

  • Cutting Processes
  • SMAW (stick) Plate
  • GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
  • GTAW (TIG) Plate
  • Symbols and Specifications
  • SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe
  • GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe
  • Fabrication I
  • Certification Practices
  • Inspection & Testing

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127


Western Piedmont Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.