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Advanced 5-axis CNC Machining Instructor

companyWorkshops for Warriors
locationSan Diego, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/4/2024
Full Time
5 - 10 years of experience
120,000 to 139,999 per year
Workshops for Warriors is a non-profit school and our mission is to provide quality training, accredited STEM educational programs, and opportunities to earn third-party nationally recognized credentials to enable veterans, transitioning service members, and other students to be successfully trained and placed in their chosen advanced manufacturing career field. WFW was started in 2008, by its CEO Hernan Luis y Prado (a US Navy Officer and combat veteran). Since its inception, 1,125 veterans have graduated into high-paying, in-demand jobs in California and across the United States. Our vision is to take America's finest, those who have honorably served, and transform them into the future of American advanced manufacturing! Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Advanced 5-axis CNC Instructor is training students in person and on-site to learn in a safe and productive environment. Organizing supplies and resources for lectures and presentations. Delivering personalized instruction to each student by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in multi-axis machining and encouraging interactive learning. Planning and implementing educational activities and events.Essential Duties & Responsibilities.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Instruct and monitor students in safe multi-axis machining using industry best practices
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Adapt teaching methods & instructional materials to meet students' varying needs.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Ensure classrooms and labs are well maintained, oversee the upkeep of equipment and supplies, enforce daily and weekly cleaning schedules, identify and schedule repairs, and oversee renovation projects, waste reduction improvements, and safety inspections.
  • Complete a weekly supply inventory of school consumables required by the course curriculum and syllabus.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Conduct instructional evaluations for teaching assistants.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and a clean, well-kept school uniform at all times.
  • Perform other classroom and lab duties as required by the Lead Instructor of Machining.
Minimum Educational Requirements:
  • Associate's Degree and teaching certification.
  • 7+ years of industry experience as an Instructor in 4 and 5 Axis CNC Milling and/or CNC Lathe is required.
  • Current certifications in all areas of instruction
  • Must have at least seven years of experience using and or teaching 3/4/5 axis machining on FANUC-based machines or Haas.
  • Must be able to program in Mastercam
  • Experience on the following a plus:
    • PC-DMIS metrology software and/or use of Hexagon Metrology equipment (Romer Arms/CMM/Optical)
    • Stratasys 3D Printers
    • CALYPSO: Zeiss CMMs
    • FANUC Robots
  • Experience in teaching basic CNC Machining: CNC Lathe, CNC Mill.

Preferred Skills and Traits:
  • Computer expertise in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Solid Works, and Mastercam.
  • Demonstrated ability to exceed expectations and maintain a high level of enthusiasm.
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated success in providing exceptional support services to a team.
  • Proven ability to do the little things well, anticipate demand, and go the extra mile.
  • Demonstrated success in working with a team to achieve goals.
  • Commitment to helping veterans, transitioning services members, and wounded warriors
  • Meets Objectives- Can manage and work toward meeting personal, department and organizational goals
  • Dependability-Has exhibited the quality of being reliable and flexible to be available when needed
  • Unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and driving results for yourself, and your team members and stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Very people oriented, supports a positive working environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Important Notes

Position Details: This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position (40+ hours/week).

Pay: The pay range for this California-based position is $75,000-$125,000 annually. The actual compensation offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors including your skills, qualifications, and experience. If your experience looks a little different from what we've listed and you think can bring value to Workshops for Warriors, we would love to learn more about you and encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Perks: Workshops for Warriors makes available comprehensive benefits after 30 days of employment. Options include Medical (50% employer contribution), dental and vision coverage (100% employer contribution), a 401k program with employer match, 8 paid holidays, Flexible work hours (position dependent), and paid time off.

Dress code: The position is provided with a WFW uniform and laundry service.

Supervisory: Supervises students and Teaching Assistants within the CNC Machining Program

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to push, move, lift or otherwise bear 35-75lb. Applications may include but are not limited to repetitive work using a computer keyboard, mouse and headphones while sitting and/or standing at an assigned work desk area.

Employee may have additional environmental hazards such as: chemical, electrical, flammable, and mechanical.

E-Verify Compliance Statement:
Workshops for Warriors, Inc. participates in the E-Verify program. We ensure employment eligibility of all employees by using the E-Verify electronic verification system.

Policy for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Prevention:
Workshops for Warriors is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected characteristic, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity covered by this policy.

Workshops for Warriors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, we have adopted and maintain this anti-discrimination policy designed to encourage professional and respectful behavior and prevent discriminatory and harassing conduct in our workplace.

Workshops for Warriors employees are expected to assume responsibility for maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Employees are encouraged to promptly report conduct that they believe violates this policy so that we have an opportunity to address and resolve any concerns. Managers and supervisors are required to promptly report conduct that they believe violates this policy. We are committed to responding to alleged violations of this policy in a timely and fair manner and to taking appropriate action aimed at ending the prohibited conduct.

EEO Statement: Workshops for Warriors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees, applicants, unpaid interns, and volunteers without regard to actual or perceived: race (including hair texture or protected hairstyles, e.g. braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including language use restrictions), ancestry, citizenship, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, family and medical leave status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications / resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.

Fields of study

  • CNC

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • 120,000 to 139,999 per year

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • Haas
  • Fanuc