Website M19supt Mascoutah CUSD 19

Job Title: Welding and Industrial Technology Teacher

Job ID 1032– Apply through Applitrack link found on MCUSD19 Vacancies page

Reports To:  Building Principal

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Work Days:  183

Salary: Determined by graduate degrees/hours and level of experience.
FY 25 Teacher Salary Schedule
Salary Schedule for 2024-2025 SY: Step 1 Salary Range: $43,750 – $52,750 (Bachelors – Masters+45) 
Board paid TRS


The Mascoutah High School Welding and Industrial Arts Teacher is responsible for instructing students in a variety of industrial arts subjects, with a focus on welding techniques and related skills. This role involves designing and delivering comprehensive curriculum, supervising hands-on activities in a workshop setting, promoting safety protocols, and fostering student engagement. The ideal candidate should possess strong technical skills in welding and other industrial trades, as well as teaching experience and a commitment to student success.


  • Engage every student every day in quality learning opportunities.
  • Develop and implement a dynamic curriculum for industrial arts courses, including welding, metalworking, woodworking, and/or other related subjects, in accordance with state standards and educational objectives.
  • Design lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessments that accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities, while integrating real-world applications and industry standards.
  • Instruct students on various welding processes, such as oxyacetylene, shielded metal, metal inert gas, and tungsten arc processes; and include instruction in interpreting blueprints or other types of specifications.
  • Demonstrate proper techniques, safety procedures, and equipment operation in both classroom and workshop environments, emphasizing best practices and adherence to safety regulations.
  • Supervise students during hands-on projects and practical exercises, providing guidance, feedback, and support to promote skill development and safety awareness.
  • Manage and maintain a well-equipped workshop, including tools, machinery, materials, and safety equipment, ensuring proper usage, maintenance, and organization.
  • Cultivate a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Assess student performance through various methods, such as tests, projects, demonstrations, and portfolio reviews, and provide constructive feedback to facilitate growth and achievement.
  • Monitor student progress, identify areas for improvement or enrichment, and communicate with parents/guardians and colleagues as necessary to support student success.
  • Collaborate with other faculty members, administrators, industry professionals, and community partners to enhance the industrial arts program, explore career pathways, and facilitate experiential learning opportunities.
  • Stay informed about advancements in industrial technology, trade practices, safety regulations, and educational trends through professional development activities, workshops, and networking opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with school policies, district guidelines, and industry standards related to industrial arts education, including the maintenance of necessary certifications and credentials.
  • Create meaningful learning experiences to address knowledge and skills within the curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, modifying instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs.
  • Participates in conferences concerning the needs of students.
  • Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students’ IEP’s and behavior management plans.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Collaborates with other professional staff members, especially within grade or subject level, maintaining a positive working relationship and, when assigned, delivering and supporting co-teaching instruction within the classroom.
  • Encourages students to become responsible, contributing members of the community promoting the ideals of democracy.

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


  • Valid teaching certification/license in Industrial Arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE), or a relevant subject area, (with endorsements or certifications in welding preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Industrial Arts, Welding Technology, or a related field.
  • Experience in industrial trades, including welding, metal fabrication, woodworking, or related fields, with proficiency in multiple techniques and materials.
  • Previous teaching experience at the high school level, particularly in vocational or technical education settings, with a demonstrated ability to engage and motivate students. (Preferred)


  • Strong instructional skills, including effective communication, demonstration, and facilitation of hands-on learning activities in a workshop environment.
  • Knowledge of instructional technology tools and software applications relevant to industrial arts education, such as CAD/CAM software, welding simulators, and multimedia resources.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills, with a commitment to promoting safety, diversity, and equity in education.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, while maintaining professionalism, flexibility, and adaptability in a dynamic educational environment.
  • Dedication to ongoing professional development, lifelong learning, and continuous improvement in teaching practices and subject matter expertise.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires reasonable duration of sitting, walking, and standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.

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