Welding Instructor
Tulsa Welding School
Houston, TX Posted 3/31/2021 Full Time Skilled & Trades, Welding

Your primary role will be to facilitate student learning, not only helping our students achieve their program and course objectives but guiding them as they shape their future in the industry. Our instructors organize all aspects of the classroom function, including cleanliness, safety, demonstration materials, and lecture. You will administer lessons following a pre-developed lesson plan, leading your students through the practical, hands-on application of the lessons you teach.



  • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Savings Account and Health Savings Account options
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Short & Long Term Disability – Company Paid
  • Basic Life Insurance - Company Paid
  • Your Birthday off - Company Paid
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • 2 weeks PTO- 1st yr.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance, Accident Insurance, and other optional insurance plans


Role Responsibilities:

We ask all our instructors to motivate their students by demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm, and sensitivity for their concerns. We want you to engage them, actively involving them in classroom discussions and/or activities. An important part of this role is to identify different student learning styles and adjust your own style accordingly.


  • You will maintain accurate record keeping, as it applies to student attendance and their grades, and you will advise students on their attendance, grades, and discipline issues, as necessar
  • Our instructors are expected to create and maintain a safe environment at all times.
  • It will be your responsibility to manage all tools assigned to the classroom. You will issue, inspect, repair, and teach proper handling of those tool
  • As a highly visible representative of the school, you will communicate, support, and enforce school policies and procedures at all times, and advise students accordingl
  • During periods of testing, you will ensure an ethical and fair testing environmen
  • Instructors are responsible for maintaining classroom equipment through evaluation, inspection, parts ordering, and repair.
  • You will use your experience to constantly evaluates the curriculum to ensure continuing relevan
  • You will conform to prescribed methods of record keeping, as directed by supervisory staff.
  • It is important to communicate promptly regarding supplies, tools, or other essentials needed for students in the classroom.
  • You are expected to maintain a working field knowledge through continuing education and demonstrate continuing professional development of your technical expertise, and as an instructor.
  • One of the most rewarding parts of this job is attending our semi-annual graduation ceremonies; attendance is mandatory for our instructors.


Additional Admin Duties:

  • Our instructors also assume additional administrative duties that include the following:
  • Instructor Training and Development:
  • The successful applicant will work as part of the team to develop and maintain the Instructor Training and Development program.
  • You will implement the program and maintain all records necessary to demonstrate successful implementation
  • You will be expected to monitor new instructors in training and confer regularly with the training instructor regarding an instructor trainee’s progress
  • Instructors will provide mentorship, leadership, and feedback for new instructors, accepting responsibility for his/her successful classroom preparation 
  • You will regularly report all information and insight regarding a new instructor to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training and assist them as necessary in the selection of new instructors for hirin


Printed Material, Classroom Supplies & Tools:

  • You will be asked to teach new instructors, as part of the new employee orientation, how to request and order material, supplies and tool
  • Instructors are expected to conduct a monthly inventory of the tools necessary for classroom projects and discuss discrepancies with the phase instructor. You will report discrepancies to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training.
  • You will prompt other instructors to order printed material, supplies, and tools to ensure adequate materials are available for student


Personal Professional Development:

  • You will establish and implement a plan to cross-train and be able to teach in any phase of training necessary
  • You will update the Lead Instructor/Director of Training on the progress of your plan for his/her review and feedback
  • It is important to establish and implement a plan to explore continued study of education related issues (i.e., learning styles, learning disability recognition & accommodation, classroom technological capabilities, etc.).


Serve as Assistant Instructor as Necessary:

The successful applicant will be willing and capable of participating in any phase of training as a temporary assistant instructor, especially in laboratory settings where our students need additional coverage and supervision.


Maintenance of Appropriate Learning Environment:

  • Instructors conduct monthly classroom and laboratory inspections, noting and addressing any physical facility maintenance needs and the general cleanliness and attractiveness of the are
  • You will monitor working condition of training aids and discuss this with phase instructor and report non-working equipment to Lead Instructor/Director of Training.
  • You will assist classroom instructors in the repair and maintenance of training aids as necessary, without minimizing the instructor’s responsibility for training aid maintenance
  • You will facilitate maintenance for campus facilities, using available resources.
  • You may be asked to repair tools/equipment not directly associated with a particular class


Special Student Assistance:

  • Instructors should be available to help to students needing short term tutoring
  • In cases where it is identified that a student needs more extensive tutor attention, you will consult with the Lead Instructor/Director of Training.


Safety Program:

  • Instructors may assist the Lead Instructor/Director of Training in the development and implementation of a safety program.
  • You will monitor the safety program in classroom and laboratory areas, and remind students and instructors of all safety requirements, and request that the program be follow
  • You will report any repeated infractions of the safety requirements of the School to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training


Peer Review and Feedback:

  • You will monitor each instructor and assistant instructor monthly in their respective classroom/laboratory settings and complete a feedback form of noted observations.
  • You will provide any appropriate positive or negative feedback for the instructor’s review, with recommendations for improvement in areas of need.


Time Commitment:

  • The is position may require work on evenings and weekends in order to meet business need


Curriculum Development:

Instructors assist the Lead Instructor/Director of Training with curriculum development as necessary, including topic research, text material acquisition, lesson plan development, test writing, etc.


Personnel Issues:

You will refer all personnel issues to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training, such as requests for vacation, changes in scheduling, questions about salary and benefits, et


Student Issues:

Instructors work with students to resolve any concerns they may have, or when necessary, direct them to the party best suited to assist them.



Instructors must be willing to assume the duties of the Lead Instructor/Director of Training to assure continuity in his/her absence during vacations, etc.


Required Knowledge, Education and Experience:

The successful applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED, and the minimum required years of field experience, dependent upon the region.


Physical Environment:

  • The successful applicant may stand for long periods of time.
  • You will be required to use calculators, keyboards, telephones, and other office equipment as needed.
  • Please be aware that stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required.
  • Your work may be completed in classroom or shop environment.
  • You can expect wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.
  • You will sometimes be required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


StrataTech Education Group

StrataTech Education Group focuses on the acquisition, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs.


The company’s Tulsa Welding School subsidiary was founded in 1949 with campuses in Tulsa, Okla., Jacksonville, Fla., and Houston, Texas. Tulsa Welding School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is a member of the American Welding Society and the Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities. TWS-Jacksonville is a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC), a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School, opened and started training students in 2014. TWSTC is located at 243A Greens Road in Houston, Texas.

The Refrigeration School, Inc (RSI) was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1965. RSI trains students in the technical services that are needed today and challenges the student to reach their highest level of academic knowledge and leadership capabilities. Accredited School, ACCSC. Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education.


Our I-CARE Values

  • Our students are the reason we continue to do what we do.
  • We act with Integrity and honesty to help students move from enrollment to graduation.
  • We use two-way Communication to understand every student’s unique expectations and situation.
  • We take Accountability for the academic success of all students while they are enrolled.
  • Our students Respect us enough to trust us with their time, money, and goals, and we show them that same respect in return.
  • We work every day to achieve Excellence, because excellence for us means the best possible outcome for our students.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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