Welding Technology



STATUS:                   Full time, tenure track, 9 month, faculty


Dawson Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the full time position of Welding Technology Instructor. Instructional faculty have the important responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment both inside and outside the classroom to inspire success and excellence in student learning. Instructional faculty members are also expected to adhere to professional standards and ethics. The Welding Technology Instructional Faculty person will operate on a 9 month contract and is responsible for providing instruction based on industry standard criteria to students. Assigned duties are determined by the VPASA.


  • Provides learning experiences for students in accordance with the mission and purposes of the College.
  • Remains current in assigned teaching area(s).
  • Develops and publishes curricula and syllabi as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Conforms to college regulations regarding textbook selection and replacement.
  • Completes department duties as assigned by VPASA or his/her designee.
  • Maintains active liaison with business and industry, when appropriate.
  • Assists the department in meeting the mission and purposes of the College.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment in proper working order.
  • Supervises aides and work-study students.
  • Assists the Program Director and VPASA in the development of day and night classes.
  • Performs academic advising.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory bodies including but not limited to Board of Trustees, Board of Regents and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Follows an assessment plan as set out by the VPASA and revise program goals/outcomes on an as needed basis.
  • Collects and analyze program data; enrollment, graduation rates, employment, etc. for the purpose of program review.
  • Provides support for the program including student advising, recruitment of students and development of class schedules.
  • Maintains an advising load consistent with overall number of students in the program.
  • Participates in recruitment efforts of the program and work collaboratively with the marketing department to develop needed materials.
  • Receives course evaluations and consult with supervisor to make appropriate modifications.
  • Teaches courses in the program and meet classes as scheduled.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment conductive for learning. Practice and exemplify industry safety standards.
  • Participates in regular professional development to improve teaching methods, remain current in educational trends, maintain contacts in the field, etc.
  • Supervises and facilitates internship experiences, student observations and encourage overall student professional development opportunities.
  • Meets regularly with advisory committee for program improvement, potential credential programs, training needs, changes in industry, etc.
  • Works with VPASA or designee to provide input into budget process, assure adequate resources are available and recommend needed equipment and supplies for program.
  • Represents the Welding Program in the community and during campus events, and serve on appropriate committees.
  • Works with supervisor to create, manage, and maintain a student welding club (i.e. Skills USA), if applicable
  • Maintains communication with students, alumni, administration, advisors, faculty, and external partners.
  • Complies with the Master Agreement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the administration to fulfill the mission and purposes of the College.


DCC values professionalism in its employees. The following attributes and behaviors are identified as examples of what is expected of an employee:

  • Displays empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Acknowledges and engages in creating a campus culture that encourages students from various and diverse backgrounds to attend and thrive.
  • Works effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem solving, and honest communication.
  • Builds trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even in the face of stress or demanding workplace conditions.
  • Maintains proficiency as needed and approved by attending trainings, reading job-related materials, and meeting with others in area of responsibility.
  • Dresses appropriately for a workplace with frequent customer service interaction and community outreach.
  • Meets all required standards of confidentiality and safety. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Supports and promotes a positive image of Dawson Community College.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee.

NOTE: Physical characteristics indicate standard functions for essential job tasks, but are not intended to limit the applicant pool.

In compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, the college welcomes and encourages disabled applicants who can perform required functions with reasonable accommodations.



  • Associate Degree in Welding or related area from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Three years welding experience.
  • Possess and maintain current welding certification for processes taught or the ability to obtain and maintain certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • Industry specific knowledge pertaining directly to subjects assigned and taught.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Experience in teaching welding or related classes
  • Pipefitting and pipe welding procedure experience in accordance with API-1104 standards.


Human Resources Department
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Qualified protected class individuals are encouraged to apply. Dawson Community College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.

Nondiscrimination Policy:

Dawson Community College does not discriminate on the basis of creed, race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy status, marital status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation with respect to access, employment, programs, or services.

The College is in compliance with Executive Order 11246; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title IX regulation Implementing Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the 1991 Civil Rights Act; the Age Discrimination in

Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Title 49, the Montana Human Rights Act; and all other federal, state, and college rules, laws, regulations and policies. Inquiries or complaints concerning these matters should be brought to the attention of the Human Resources Director, Leslie Weldon, Telephone: (406) 377-9412. Email: [email protected] Mailing Address: Leslie Weldon 300 College Drive, Glendive, MT 59330


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