Moraine Park Technical College

  • Economic and Workforce Development Metal Fabrication Instructor

    Job Locations US-WI-Fond du Lac
    Post Start Date 7 months ago(5/4/2018 11:49 AM)
    Req No.
    Internal or Internal/External
    Academic Affairs - Economic and Workforce Development
    Weeks Per Year
    178 day contract
    Summary of Work Schedule - Academic
    Total Hours/Week - Academic
    Summary of Work Schedule - Summer
    Total Hours/Week - Summer
    Wage Grade/Pay Rate
  • Overview

    Applications are being accepted for a, full-time Economic and Workforce Development Metal Fabrication Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac Campus. The primary teaching responsibility for this position will be for classes in the Press Brake Boot Camp including the safe operation of press brake equipment, the use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming for press brakes using Mastercam, blueprint reading, and short term training for businesses. This instructor will be teaching at various sites and business locations within the Moraine Park Technical College District, and may be required to teach on evenings and weekends. This person reports to the Associate Dean of Economic and Workforce Development.


    Beginning: Immediately


    1. Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College’s core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment. Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior. Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct. 
    2. Meet the student learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching methods and assessments. 
    3. Maintain student records and documentation. Submit grades within the expected timeframe. Provide timely verbal and written feedback to the students to ensure continued growth and development. 
    4. Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs, as necessary to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry. Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed.
    5. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and updating of curriculum.
    6. Collaborate with College staff to recruit students. Assist with student recruitment by participating in College recruitment events, partnering with student recruitment staff, maintaining relationships with alumni and proactively promoting the College and services offered. 
    7. Collaborate with College staff to retain students and help them be successful. Work with Student Affairs staff to provide guidance to students. Assist in advising students regarding course enrollment, program and course content, lifelong learning and other program-related subjects. 
    8. Work with internal customers, including student services staff, adjunct faculty and other College staff, to provide consistent, effective learning and support for students. Support the College by staying current with internal and external changes and provide input by participating in College meetings and activities.
    9. Build and maintain ongoing relationships with community, industry and clinical partners. Participate in external meetings and activities. 
    10. Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.


    1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. If no Bachelor’s Degree, must be willing to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program. Progress toward a Bachelor’s Degree will be measured through the successful completion of a minimum of six (6) credits of coursework annually, beginning with the second year of employment.
    2. Minimum of two (2) years (4,000 hours) of paid work experience related to the program(s) being taught, including one (1) year (2,000 hours) of related paid work experience that has been acquired within the past five years. In lieu of this one (1) year (2,000 hours) of recent experience, two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the past five (5) years may be considered. (Two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience means eight (8) semesters of part-time teaching or four (4) semesters of full-time teaching at an accredited institution.) 
    3. Appropriate paid work experience should include:
           a. Operation of machine tools such as saws, rolls, drill presses, shears, lathes, milling machines and surface grinders
           b. Operation and set-up of various brands of Press Brake equipment for both air and pneumatic bending
           c. Use of plasma, laser and water jet cutting systems and forming processes
           d. Use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming to include Mastercam 
           e. Planning layouts and operational sequences for the most effective fabrication procedure
           f. Forming and welding metal products
           g. Reading shop drawings, job specifications and blueprints; setting up parts
           h. Quality control experience
           i. Inspection techniques
           j. Troubleshooting machine settings to produce parts within tolerances
           k. Applying safe working practices too all aspects of machine operation
    4. Must have knowledge of Metallurgy. 
    5. Must be able to form certifiable welds in the following processes: FCAW, SMAW, GMAW and GTAW.
    6. Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
    7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner. Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers. 
    8. Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy. 
    9. Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn. 
    10. Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
    11. Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback. 
    12. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
    13. Previous community involvement and a desire to give back to the profession and community. 

    14. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.
    15. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

    Benefits Summary

    WI Retirement

    Group Life Insurance

    Group Health Insurance

    Group Dental Insurance

    Group Vision Insurance

    Long Term Disability

    Paid Holidays

    Accumulative Sick Leave

    Flexible Spending

    403(b)/457 Deferred Comp-Voluntary Retirement Savings Program Options

    Wellness Program

    Professional Development

    Educational Assistance

    Employee Assistance Program


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