Machine Tool / Welding Technology Teacher

Aberdeen School District 6-1   Aberdeen, SD   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 29, 2023
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Machine Tool/Welding Technology Teacher

Salary Range:
According to negotiated agreement


Reports To:
Building Director


Education Level:
A current or a willingness to obtain a valid South Dakota teaching certificate or instructor certificate with endorsements in the areas of teaching assignment. Bachelor’s degree in an approved teacher education program helpful, but not necessary.

Experience Desired:
Previous teaching experience helpful. A minimum of two (2) years industry experience for the program assigned.

Other Requirements:
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong listening and problem-solving skills, skills in human relations, leadership and conflict management. In-depth knowledge of effective teaching strategies and subject matter. Portrays a positive self-concept and attitude toward teaching. Maintains professional appearance. Demonstrated ability to work courteously and cooperatively with people in a multi-person environment. Ability to work efficiently with a wide range of students, staff and administration. Demonstrated computer skills. Ability to handle stress and the ability to exercise self-control. React to change productively. Demonstrated ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality in dealing with individuals and/or their records.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires constant eye-hand, mind-eye coordination. Intermittent speaking, standing, walking, sitting, crouching, reaching, pushing/pulling and writing. Frequent carrying of up to twenty five (25) pounds.

Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance, paid for by the applicant.


  • Support the philosophy and mission of the Aberdeen School District.
  • Assist students to become technologically literate and equipped with the necessary skills to work in the machine tooling industry and welding industry.
  • Enable students to gain insight and practical skills in the machine tooling/welding industry.
  • Prepare students with exposure and familiarity to all facets of machine tooling as it relates to industry.
  • Assist students in assessing and preparing for current and emerging occupations in the machine tooling industry.
  • Assist students in assessing and preparing for current and emerging occupations in the welding industry.
  • Enable students to develop safe working habits in the use of industry equipment, materials and processes.
  • Enhance student application of basic math, science, communication and literacy skills that relate to the machine tooling/welding industry.
  • Teach the approved district curriculum to assigned students.
  • Ensure that all activities conform to district guidelines.
  • Employ instructional strategies that address a variety of learning styles and strengths.
  • Use a variety of assessment procedures, samples, and instruments to evaluate student learning and provide specific and immediate feedback.
  • Maximize available amount of time for instruction.
  • Establish and maintain a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
  • Maintain an organized and attractive physical classroom environment.
  • Set high expectations and standards for student achievement and behavior as appropriate to age and level of development.
  • Recognize and address disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking assistance of district specialists as required.
  • Recognize signs of emotional/physical distress in students and take appropriate action when necessary.
  • Maintain appropriate classroom management and supervision for all assigned students.
  • Take all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location(s) and time(s) designated.
  • Coordinate and supervise field trips as appropriate for assigned teaching area.
  • Assist with the activities of student organizations as assigned.
  • Obtain advance approval of the Director for all activities and expenditures.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees.
  • Strive to maintain and improve professional competence by participating in district-initiated staff development.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with others.
  • Use appropriate and effective written and spoken language.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, school district policy and school administrative requirements.
  • Prepare appropriate lesson plans for substitute teachers.
  • Use appropriate technology for both instructional and management functions.
  • Respond to communications within the school district, (e-mail, voice mail, interoffice memos, postal mail) in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all district policies, handbooks, and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Building Director or other administrative supervisor.