Associate Instructor of Welding Technology, Full Time

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville is accepting applications for the full-time position of Welding Technology Associate Instructor at TCAT Knoxville locations and working with the Welding Mobile Lab.

This position will provide quality instruction for student learning and to maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom and laboratories. The work schedule will be 7.5 hours per day and 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute lunch break.

Application Deadline


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
  • • Post-secondary diploma or A.A.S. in Welding Technology or related field
  • • Three (3) years of employment experience in the occupation
  • • Must be able to provide both theory and practical instruction

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS, CWE, CWI and NCCER certifications
  • • Teaching experience


Ability to effectively apply a multi-method approach to enhance student understanding of materials, including demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities, and experience at job sites to provide the student with the knowledge to gain employment in the automotive industry. - (Essential)
Ability to teach welding courses in shielded metal arc (STICK), gas metal arc (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG) and flux cored arc welding; symbols and blueprint reading; cutting techniques; grinding; metal preparation; metallurgy; layout; fabrication; power tools; and measurement techniques. - (Essential)
Ability to understand which teaching methods best serve the student’s needs, interests, and ability to learn. - (Essential)
Ability to develop accurate and objective standards to measure learning and/or administer testing or other evaluations to determine effectiveness and ensure a high level of comprehension has been achieved. - (Essential)
Monitor, grade and evaluate individual student progress; maintain student records in the college’s student records Banner system; maintain appropriate documentation; submit timely reports; and assist in recruitment of new students and maintain relationship with high schools to increase dual enrollments. - (Essential)
Build and maintain relationships with area employers to facilitate the referral and employment of career and technical students. - (Essential)
Cooperate with outside agencies; work with program advisory committees; conduct visits to business and industry; establish and maintain good public relations with the school’s general public. - (Essential)
Work in cooperation with other departments and the community to enhance employment opportunities for students and also maintain report of job placement for graduates. - (Essential)
Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful, and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty, and the general public. - (Essential)
Ensure that all activities are conducted within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). - (Essential)
Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision. - (Essential)
Participate in professional development and growth annually. - (Essential)
Physically able to lift, stoop, stand, demonstrate and perform all job duties required. - (Essential)
Some travel is required. - (Essential)


  • Computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office and other common software programs
  • Strong abilities in multi-tasking, customer service, interpersonal skills, and organization
  • Must possess communication skills necessary to effectively interact with students, public and employees at all levels both written and verbally
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to meet deadlines


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