Utah State University

Professional Practice Instructor – Fabrication & Welding Technology

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/28/2020 1:39 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University (USU) offers a non-tenure track, .92 FTE (11-month) Professional Practice Instructor of Fabrication Technology (term-appointment). As part of USU's land grant mission to make academic programs accessible throughout the state, this position will be physically located at the USU Moab Statewide Campus in Moab, Utah. The program prepares individuals for careers in design, fabrication, and advanced manufacturing process that utilize metal, composites, and plastics. With skills in welding, machining, bending, and materials testing, program completers will be ready for entry level positions in outdoor power recreation equipment, energy resource collection and distribution, manufacturing, construction, and robotic control processes.  The estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2020. 


Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and implement a fabrication technology program designed to address local workforce needs and industry standards. 
  • Design and deliver classroom and shop instruction focused on workforce training, and industry-approved certifications. 
  • Teach courses in common and advanced fabrication processes, following AWS/ASME standards for certificates. 
  • Teach in the primary welding processes (MIG, TIG, Stick and OAW) with major metals like mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.  
  • Implement a competency-base, open-entry and open-exit curriculum suitable for students enrolled at USU Moab. 
  • Responsible for management and upkeep of the fabrication equipment and shop. 
  • Responsible for the coordination of biannual program advisory committees (PAC) meetings. 
  • Teach adults, high school, and community education courses related to fabrication technology. 
  • Teach non-credit courses that provide certifications for industry.  
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. 
  • Recruit and mentor fabrication students. 
  • Participate and promote Skills USA, serving as the USU Moab advisor. 
  • Actively participate in professional growth and development activities.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • A.S. or A.A.S. degree in fabrication, manufacturing, welding or a very closely related field from an accredited school or three or more years of industry or related experience where work is performed to a recognized industry code and is primarily focused on metal fabrication processes.  
  • CWI/CWE certification or the ability to obtain the certification within one year. 
  • Journeyman level welding skills in one or more arc welding processes. 
  • Ability to teach machine tool technology – manual and CNC mills and lathes.  
  • Capable to instruct students on current pipe welding techniques.  
  • Familiarity with the use of composite and plastics in the manufacturing process.  
  • Teaching-focused candidate who understands and is committed to the CTE mission of USU Moab. 
  • A desire to succeed and a willingness to work to become a better instructor and technician. 
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting. 
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and a commitment as a team member; ability to foster consensus and collaboration. 
  • An ability to set specific departmental goals and develop related curriculum. 
  • An ability to accommodate student learning styles through shop, lecture, self-directed learning, and capstone projects.   

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with the Procedure Qualification Record (PQR0 and the Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR).
  • Pipe welding experience in an energy related industry. 
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Work with robotic manufacturing systems.  
  • Experience with competency-based teaching and learning. 
  • Familiarity with and commitment to open-entry and open-exit curriculum design and implementation.  

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover letter"


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

This position is based at USU Moab, which is a rapidly developing location in the Utah State University Statewide network of campuses. Without leaving Moab, students can obtain a large number of certificates, endorsements, and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Courses are delivered using a variety of formats including face-to-face instruction and a number of distance education technologies (e.g., online and interactive video conferencing). Utah State University has worked closely with Moab leaders and federal agency partners to create a future vision of post-secondary education in Grand County. For more information about USU Moab, please visit: http://moab.usu.edu/ 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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