Job Details

Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Position Number: 5095674
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Position Type: Vocational & Technical - Construction & Building Trades

Instructor, Welding (Part-Time).

Salary: $31.18 - $37.30 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Number: 2024-04763
Location: Multi-Campus, WI
Division: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Pathway


Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is Wisconsin's largest and most diverse technical college, offering 170+ high-quality programs that connect students to a career in as little as one to two years. The college also offers a less expensive path to a four-year degree. MATC is transforming lives, industry and our community by preparing students today for the careers of tomorrow. MATC's diverse team members - 42% of whom are employees of color--work with a purpose to serve the students who make us one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest. Together, we are meeting the needs of the community we shared and committed to eliminating equity gaps in higher education for both students and employees. We are seeking passionate individuals to join our team who share the same passion in serving this purpose. Learn more about MATC at

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and teaches concepts and strategies for a variety of courses. May require teaching courses at MATC campuses, business, community, other sites, evening, and/or weekends. Under the supervision of the Dean, MCT Pathway, to plan and teach related and shop activities in the welding curriculum to include the areas of layout, blueprint reading, fabrication, oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-core arc welding with self and gas shielded wires, inspection and testing, and welding math.

  • Prepare for and deliver instruction and perform teaching-related activities.
  • Manage the classroom/laboratory.
  • Develop curriculum and monitor and revise as appropriate to maintain course effectiveness; assist in program/department evaluation.
  • Manage equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Assess student performance.
  • Advise students on academic issues.
  • Collaborate with advisory committee in program/department area.
  • Attend departmental and institutional meetings.
  • Promote the education/training program/department, participate in efforts to recruit and retain students, and participate in efforts to promote educational opportunities at MATC.
  • Support student organizations and activities.
  • Develop relationships with business and industry.
  • Complete program/department evaluation and follow-up.
  • Maintain certification, continue professional development and stay current in field.
  • Other related duties as assigned


Minimum Educational Requirements:

MUST have at least one of the following to be considered:
  • Associate's degree or higher in a related field OR;
  • 10 years (20,000 hours) of Welding experience OR;
  • Have a state approved registered apprenticeship in one of the following areas: steamfitter, boilermaker, sheet metal, millwright, machine repair or ironworker.

Minimum Occupational Experience Requirement:
Must have 4 years (8,000 hours) of total work experience in Welding:
  • Oxy-fuel welding and cutting
  • Shielded metal arc welding, all positions
  • Gun, tungsten arc welding of aluminum, steel, and stainless-steel material; plasma cutting
  • Flux-core arc welding with self-shielded and gas shielded wires in any diameters
  • Gas metal arc welding with any diameter solid wire, including pulsed arc transfer
  • Read blue-prints and set up parts
  • Interpret welding requirement from symbols on blueprints
  • Quality control experience
  • Inspection and testing
  • Use welding codes and procedures
In addition to the above minimum requirements, at least one of the following must be met:
  • At least one (1) total year of work experience must have occurred within the last five years, OR;
  • At least two (2) total years of teaching Welding (see above) course work at the post-secondary level within the last five years. (One (1) year of teaching experience equivalent to two (2) semesters full-time of four (4) semesters part-time

Industry or Vendor Certification:

One of the following will be required within two (2) years of employment start date:
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CW

Preferred but not required to have the following:
  • State of WI weld certifications, and/or Journey level status in an occupational area that is part of the welding trades; steamfitter, boilermaker, sheet metal, or ironworker.

Must embrace and demonstrate Standards of Teaching Excellence and the MATC Career Essentials in development and delivery of instruction:
Standards of Teaching Excellence:
Understanding Students and Fostering Student Success
Classroom Management
Content Mastery and Currency
Teaching Methodology
Assessment of Student Learning
Professional Contributions

Essential Technology:

Email - Experience with an Email system (Gmail, Outlook)
Telephone - Experience with a voice mail system
Computer - Experience with Microsoft Office Suite/Google

Essential Supportive Technology:

Experience with or willingness to learn the following supportive technologies:
Online Information Management Systems - Experience with INFOnline or other online information management systems used for student advising, student programs, grading, class schedules and rosters
Blackboard - Experience with Blackboard or other web-based course - management systems
Technology-based Instruction - Experience with technology-based instructional delivery systems including SMART symposium, interactive touch screen monitors, LCD projectors, DVD players and/or other classroom technology
Emerging Technologies - Experience with emerging technologies (eg. social networking applications)Emerging Technologies - Experience with emerging technologies (eg. social networking applications)

Excellence through diversity. MATC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. MATC strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Supplemental Information

Start Date:
This position supports the Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation Pathway and is available to start in the fall semester.

This position is up to a .5 FTE. Hours, location, and modality are based on enrollment and departmental need.

Salary is listed to the midpoint of the salary range and is based on the 2023/2024 rates and are determined by years of experience credit and internal salary equity.

Selected qualified candidates will be invited to the first round of interviews for this position. Information regarding the second round of interviews will be provided to selected candidates who are moved forward.

Candidates (both internal and external) must complete the employment application in its entirety for further consideration. Typing "See Resume" in lieu of application completion will not be acceptable. Salary determination will be based on years of credited experience that is listed on the job application only so please include complete work history. In addition, please submit a current resume at time of application. Also, please include unofficial transcripts for all degrees earned. Unofficial transcripts will only be used for the purpose of initial assessment and credentialing.

Milwaukee Area Technical College will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, disability, age, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, union affiliation, arrest and conviction record, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law.

Milwaukee Area Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access Educator/Employer operating under an Affirmative Action Plan. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and need special accommodation for the application process, please contact our office at 414-297-6529 (Wisconsin Relay System: 711) or email Women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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