Welding Instructor
Job Corps
 Imperial Beach, CA


Interested in making a difference in young adults' lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.

Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.

Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone's life.You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you may also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


The Welding Instructor performs as an instructor in a regular classroom setting, presenting instructions in designated subject areas, specifically the practice of welding.

  • Demonstrates and abides by the Company Core Values and operating principles.
  • Promotes a positive and desirable atmosphere within the classroom setting to ensure maximum student motivation, progress, and completion.
  • Creates and delivers daily lesson plans or weekly work plans covering all curricular, company, employer-specific (when applicable,) state, national, and Department of Labor requirements.
  • Maintains a high degree of classroom management and case-management to ensure maximum student learning and progress within and throughout the program.
  • Establishes a high degree of student/instructor rapport.
  • Utilizes all possible curriculum resources available,
  • Works with interdisciplinary team to address progress barriers and ensure student retention in the program.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of student documentation and records as required by the CSD Quality Assurance Plan and Procedures, the state of California, the program, and department.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with student internship sites. Works with the Work-based Learning Coordinator to schedule and facilitate all student internships and work experiences for fulfillment of program requirements.
  • Facilitates administration of all relevant and approved student certification testing for primary and secondary credential attainment.
  • Records daily student attendance and maintains daily student accountability.
  • Assists in the completion of all necessary Job Corps forms and documents.
  • Responsible for accountability of all equipment, supplies, and materials within classroom and under custodianship. Conducts quarterly inventory of classroom equipment and materials.
  • Implements training and operates within established budget.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of classroom.
  • Responsible for reports required by the manager such as monthly reports on program activities and case-management of students, purchase requisitions, and weekly student evaluations.
  • Ensures attainment of all program goals including completion, primary and secondary credential attainment, and quality placement.
  • Works in conjunction with the Career Transition Services Department to assist with the placement of all program students. Responsible for the direct placement of one student per month, evaluated on a quarterly basis, following program placement definitions and student career pathway plans.
  • Participates in center/local/community events to represent welding program and to showcase student skills


Minimum: Certified welder with 2 or more years of experience in the field. Must have a current AWS Certified Welder, Measurement, Materials, and Safety (NIMS) certification, and applicable student certifications at time of hire; possess practical experience in the subject training area; extensive practical knowledge of Manufacturing careers and fields. Must present High School Diploma at time of Hire or highest level of education.

Preferred: California Career Technical Training or Adult Education Teaching credential; Bachelor's degree in related field; Teaching or training experience within the Manufacturing field.

Knowledge Required:

Knowledge of current state and institutional Manufacturing certification requirements, including terminology, concepts, laws, procedures, and techniques. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of effective instructional and training strategies needed to impart knowledge and instill appropriate behaviors and work habits in young adult students. Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, communicate and execute instructions or directives fluently in English.

In order to perform the essential job functions of this position, candidate must be able to compose/write descriptive reports; use appropriate techniques to create, deliver, and implement programmatic activities; verbally direct individuals and groups; model and monitor expected behaviors; practice intervention techniques; successfully complete mandated training courses.

All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.

CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact a representative at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.