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AJAC Machinist Instructor in Seattle, Washington

Position Type: 60 Hours over 12 Weeks (generally classes are held one night per week from 5-9, one hour of prep per week) Compensation: $39.00-43.00/Hour Travel Required: This position may require travel one to two nights a week during the course of the quarter. Some courses are temporarily being offered online during COVID. Required Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience as a machinist in the manufacturing industry Who We Are: The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is a statewide non-profit organization with offices in south Seattle, Kent, and Spokane. We are an industry-driven apprenticeship organization, founded on the belief that mastery occurs on the job. Through pre-apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship and adult apprenticeship, all people have the opportunity to earn competitive wages, find meaningful and fulfilling work, and pursue lifelong learning. The organization annually serves 300+ manufacturing employers, 400 apprentices (including 100 high school juniors and seniors), and nearly 270 pre-apprentices. We have a small staff of entrepreneurial, smart and motivated team members – this work is fast and dynamic but also rewarding and highly collaborative. About this Job: We are seeking a machinist to instruct courses for our Machinist apprenticeship program. Some key duties of this position include: *Teach apprentices one or more of 12 sequenced courses leading to a journey level completion as a Machinist. Courses can be found on our website at *Model and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills; and model the communication, computation, and human relations skills required for employment in precision metal fabrication *Use our online system to report apprentice attendance and progress on a weekly basis *Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including working effectively in both the classroom and the lab environment *Establish guidelines and manage conduct of students as appropriate for the classroom and shop *Work with the Program Director and make suggestions regarding the curriculum to ensure apprentices receive training in machining operations that address industry needs *Participate in instructor training and curriculum development meetings *Communicate effectively in oral and written English *Perform other duties assigned Requirements Qualifications: *Minimum 5 years’ experience as a machinist in the manufacturing industry *Ability to work with diverse populations *Excellent communication skills Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience teaching or mentoring on the job, in a college, or in another vocational environment