Job Details

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Position Number: 3112218
  • Location: Kirkland, WA
  • Position Type: Vocational & Technical - Construction & Building Trades


Job ID: 11347
Location: Lake Washington Tech
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About The College
Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today's workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor's degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.

Learn more about LWTech's Mission, Vision, Values, and Core Theme


This is an Annual Renewable position with the possibility of converting to Tenure Track. Develop and teach a variety of instructional objectives and courses related to the welding fabrication and maintenance program. This program leads to an AAS degree in welding fabrication and maintenance technology. Assist in evaluating and modifying courses when necessary to meet the needs of the changes in industry.


  • Plan and develop a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to the welding fabrication and maintenance program goals including appropriate general education requirements for degrees and certificates

  • Teach a variety of welding fabrication and maintenance courses

  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments; provide individual academic/professional-technical guidance and advising to students

  • Develop and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; model the communication, computation, and human relations skills required for employment in welding fabrication and maintenance fields

  • Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination

  • Develop classroom and laboratory procedures, including safety, in line with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures; assume and share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment made available

  • Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college grading requirements

  • Follow disciplinary procedures, as prescribed in college policy, and deal consistently and fairly with all students

  • Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students

  • Participate in self-improvement activities and staff development in the assigned instructional area and technical field

  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of their area and relate specific applications to industry

  • Develop and maintain industry and/or community support for welding fabrication and maintenance programs by attending craft and advisory committee meetings and maintaining contact with industry for co-op job placement and follow-up activities

  • Develop, expand, revise, and update effective program materials; assist with program management

  • Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and academic faculty to identify general education learning needs for students in order to meet those needs

  • Supervise work study students and technical aides as assigned

  • Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality; other duties as assigned

In addition, full-time faculty will also:

  • Maintain regular office hours

  • Develop curriculum and develop and assess program and educational outcomes

  • Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities

  • Hold regular meetings of the program advisory committee

  • Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement

  • Preform other professional activities as approved by the director or dean

Diversity Statement
LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College's commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the link.

  • AAS degree in welding/fabrication or related field and/or equivalent experience and certifications
  • AWS CWI/CWE preferred; WABO certifications preferred
  • Two years successful full-time trade experience beyond the normal learning period as a welding technician
  • Knowledge and five years experience in various types of welding and cutting processes (OAW, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and PAC)
  • Knowledge and experience in various fabrication layout techniques
  • Knowledge and experience in welding theory, metallurgy, mathematics and blueprint reading
  • Knowledge or experience in instructional methodologies such as competency based education, individualized instruction and hands-on application preferred; adult instruction experience preferred
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate to teach in the above trade area
  • Valid First Aid certificate required
  • Evidence of recent professional development activity
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must demonstrate computer competency and be committed to customer service
  • Willingness to participate on college, division, or department committees
  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement.. Teaching times will vary in mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, annual Renewable position with the possibility of converting to Tenure Track.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment. We also offer 13 paid holidays and 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, faculty employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit:

Application Requirements

  • Online application

  • Current resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption
  • Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
  • Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
  • Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements
Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation
LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

  • Ability to operate office equipment

  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement
Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College's commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech's Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sexual Misconduct
Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant's current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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