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Kirkwood Community College Learning Facilitator, Welding (Part-time) in Hiawatha, Iowa

Learning Facilitator, Welding (Part-time)

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Learning Facilitator, Welding (Part-time)


Hiawatha, IA

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Continuing Ed Instructor


Continuing Ed/Training Svcs

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  • Benefits


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through decisions.


Seeking a part-time Learning Facilitator is responsible for facilitating the content of our evening welding continuing education certificate classes for adults, ages 18+. The facilitator must be an expert in Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer, welding symbols, blueprint reading, and basic fabrication concepts. The facilitator will have knowledge of tools, skills, and resources used in a modern welding environment and familiarity with AWS testing requirements. The facilitator will work with minimal supervision to ensure all students meet the objectives of the course, provide exemplary customer service through positive class interaction, maintaining a clean, neat, inviting and safe learning experience.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.

  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.

  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.

  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


  • Available Monday to Thursday, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

  • Demonstrate and facilitate learning of GMAW Short Circuit Transfer.

  • Facilitate welding symbols, common blueprint symbols, and fabrication math concepts.

  • Evaluate student welding ability and competency in preparation for AWS testing.

  • Determine material needs for welding classes and relay requests in a timely manner.

  • Support workforce development PACE initiatives.

  • Effectively communicate with participants and Continuing Education Staff.

  • Clean and straighten classroom before and after each class.

  • Answer questions and provide resources as appropriate to participants.

  • Complete all required paperwork as requested by Continuing Education Staff.

  • Comply with Kirkwood Community College COVID-19 protocols

  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.


  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current participants, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with participants, staff and fellow Learning Facilitators.

  • Possess strong human relations skills and be able to interact with diverse personalities.

  • Communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently orally and in writing.

  • Deal responsibly and effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in a classroom setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching utilizing art equipment and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Available Monday through Thursday, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

  • High school diploma required.

  • Associates degree in welding or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience with modern welding methods and techniques, specifically GMAW Short Circuit Transfer.

  • Experience with fabrication concepts and math principles.

  • Experience with common advanced manufacturing tools (torque wrenches, measurement tools, and computer systems).

  • Experience with basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing industry policies, procedures, and terms.


  • Four year degree preferred, not required.

  • Iowa teacher license preferred, not required.

  • Substitute License, Para License or working towards an education degree preferred, not required.

  • Manufacturing industry credentials such as NIMS, AWS, etc preferred, not required.

  • OSHA 10 or 30 certifications or similar backgrounds preferred, not required.

  • Fork truck certification preferred, not required.


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email:

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Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404