Phoenix, Arizona

RSI Welding Instructor


Job Details


Skilled trades are essential, you know that. Because you’ve been working in your trade for years, you also know how important it is that the next generation of tradesmen and women learn their skills from people who have ‘been there and done it’, and not just from books. Our students deserve to learn from the best, and that is what we look for in our instructors. 

Your primary role will be to facilitate student learning, not only helping our students achieve their program and course objectives but guiding them as they shape their future in the industry. Our instructors organize all aspects of the classroom function, including cleanliness, safety, demonstration materials, and lecture. You will administer lessons following a pre-developed lesson plan, leading your students through the practical, hands-on application of the lessons you teach. 

Role Responsibilities:

We ask all our instructors to motivate their students by demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm, and sensitivity for their concerns. We want you to engage them, actively involving them in classroom discussions and/or activities. An important part of this role is to identify different student learning styles and adjust your own style accordingly. 

  • You will maintain accurate record keeping, as it applies to student attendance and their grades, and you will advise students on their attendance, grades, and discipline issues, as necessary
  • Our instructors are expected to create and maintain a safe environment at all times.
  • It will be your responsibility to manage all tools assigned to the classroom. You will issue, inspect, repair, and teach proper handling of those tool
  • As a highly visible representative of the school, you will communicate, support, and enforce school policies and procedures at all times, and advise students accordingly
  • During periods of testing, you will ensure an ethical and fair testing environment
  • Instructors are responsible for maintaining classroom equipment through evaluation, inspection, parts ordering, and repair.
  • You will use your experience to constantly evaluates the curriculum to ensure continuing relevancy
  • You will conform to prescribed methods of record keeping, as directed by supervisory staff.
  • It is important to communicate promptly regarding supplies, tools, or other essentials needed for students in the classroom.
  • You are expected to maintain a working field knowledge through continuing education and demonstrate continuing professional development of your technical expertise, and as an instructor.
  • One of the most rewarding parts of this job is attending our semi-annual graduation ceremonies; attendance is mandatory for our instructors. 

Additional Admin Duties:

Our instructors also assume additional administrative duties that include the following:

  • Instructor Training and Development:
  • The successful applicant will work as part of the team to develop and maintain the Instructor Training and Development program.
  • You will implement the program and maintain all records necessary to demonstrate successful implementation
  • You will be expected to monitor new instructors in training and confer regularly with the training instructor regarding an instructor trainee’s progress
  • Instructors will provide mentorship, leadership, and feedback for new instructors, accepting responsibility for his/her successful classroom preparation 
  • You will regularly report all information and insight regarding a new instructor to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training and assist them as necessary in the selection of new instructors for hiring 
  • Printed Material, Classroom Supplies & Tools:
  • You will be asked to teach new instructors, as part of the new employee orientation, how to request and order material, supplies and tool
  • Instructors are expected to conduct a monthly inventory of the tools necessary for classroom projects and discuss discrepancies with the phase instructor. You will report discrepancies to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training.
  • You will prompt other instructors to order printed material, supplies, and tools to ensure adequate materials are available for student 
  • Personal Professional Development:
  • You will establish and implement a plan to cross-train and be able to teach in any phase of training necessary
  • You will update the Lead Instructor/Director of Training on the progress of your plan for his/her review and feedback
  • It is important to establish and implement a plan to explore continued study of education related issues (i.e., learning styles, learning disability recognition & accommodation, classroom technological capabilities, etc.).
  • Serve as Assistant Instructor as Necessary:
  • The successful applicant will be willing and capable of participating in any phase of training as a temporary assistant instructor, especially in laboratory settings where our students need additional coverage and supervision.


  • Maintenance of Appropriate Learning Environment:
  • Instructors conduct monthly classroom and laboratory inspections, noting and addressing any physical facility maintenance needs and the general cleanliness and attractiveness of the area
  • You will monitor working condition of training aids and discuss this with phase instructor and report non-working equipment to Lead Instructor/Director of Training.
  • You will assist classroom instructors in the repair and maintenance of training aids as necessary, without minimizing the instructor’s responsibility for training aid maintenance
  • You will facilitate maintenance for campus facilities, using available resources.
  • You may be asked to repair tools/equipment not directly associated with a particular class    
  • Special Student Assistance:
  • Instructors should be available to help to students needing short term tutoring
  • In cases where it is identified that a student needs more extensive tutor attention, you will consult with the Lead Instructor/Director of Training. 
  • Safety Program:
  • Instructors may assist the Lead Instructor/Director of Training in the development and implementation of a safety program.
  • You will monitor the safety program in classroom and laboratory areas, and remind students and instructors of all safety requirements, and request that the program be follow
  • You will report any repeated infractions of the safety requirements of the School to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training 
  • Peer Review and Feedback:
  • You will monitor each instructor and assistant instructor monthly in their respective classroom/laboratory settings and complete a feedback form of noted observations.
  • You will provide any appropriate positive or negative feedback for the instructor’s review, with recommendations for improvement in areas of need. 
  • Time Commitment:
  • The is position may require work on evenings and weekends in order to meet business need 
  • Curriculum Development:
  • Instructors assist the Lead Instructor/Director of Training with curriculum development as necessary, including topic research, text material acquisition, lesson plan development, test writing, etc. 
  • Personnel Issues:
  • You will refer all personnel issues to the Lead Instructor/Director of Training, such as requests for vacation, changes in scheduling, questions about salary and benefits, et


  • Student Issues:
  • Instructors work with students to resolve any concerns they may have, or when necessary, direct them to the party best suited to assist them. 
  • Leadership:
  • Instructors must be willing to assume the duties of the Lead Instructor/Director of Training to assure continuity in his/her absence during vacations, etc. 

Required Knowledge, Education and Experience:

The successful applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED, and the minimum required years of field experience, dependent upon the region. 

People Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Physical Environment:

  • The successful applicant may stand for long periods of time.
  • You will be required to use calculators, keyboards, telephones, and other office equipment as needed.
  • Please be aware that stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required.
  • Your work may be completed in classroom or shop environment.
  • You can expect wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.
  • You will sometimes be required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds 

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

StrataTech Education Group

StrataTech Education Group focuses on the acquisition, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs. 

The company’s Tulsa Welding School subsidiary was founded in 1949 with campuses in Tulsa, Okla., Jacksonville, Fla., and Houston, Texas. Tulsa Welding School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is a member of the American Welding Society and the Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities. TWS-Jacksonville is a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC), a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School, opened and started training students in 2014. TWSTC is located at 243A Greens Road in Houston, Texas. 

The Refrigeration School, Inc (RSI) was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1965. RSI trains students in the technical services that are needed today and challenges the student to reach their highest level of academic knowledge and leadership capabilities. Accredited School, ACCSC. Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. 

Our I-CARE Values 

Our students are the reason we continue to do what we do. 

We act with Integrity and honesty to help students move from enrollment to graduation. 

We use two-way Communication to understand every student’s unique expectations and situation. 

We take Accountability for the academic success of all students while they are enrolled. 

Our students Respect us enough to trust us with their time, money, and goals, and we show them that same respect in return. 

We work every day to achieve Excellence, because excellence for us means the best possible outcome for our students.

Why Should You Work For Us?

Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision

Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options

401(k) employer match

Short & Long Term Disability – Company Paid

Basic Life Insurance - Company Paid

Your Birthday off - Company Paid

10 Paid holidays

2 weeks PTO- 1st yr.

Tuition Reimbursement

Pet Insurance, Accident Insurance, and other optional insurance plans

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

About RSI: 

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), located in Phoenix, Arizona, has trained individuals to become professional, entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians since 1965. RSI is pleased to offer our Welding Specialist program in December 2017. RSI has since expanded its training and now offers multiple career-focused training opportunities. RSI’s instructors are experienced industry professionals. RSI’s training programs are designed based on industry feedback to meet employers’ needs. RSI promotes a student-centric learning environment to support the learner who desires to put forth a great deal of effort to achieve his or her desired professional goals. 

StrataTech Education Group specializes in the operation of skilled trade schools. Led by industry veterans, we understand the realities of the career school industry. StrataTech Education Group’s first acquisition was Tulsa Welding School (TWS) in 2008. TWS has locations in Tulsa, OK, Jacksonville, FL, and Houston, TX. In November 2009, The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) was acquired and is located in Phoenix, AZ. StrataTech seeks to deliver an excellent return on investment for both our students and our investors.  

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Phoenix, Arizona

Tulsa Welding School (TWS) was founded in 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma by two welders to meet the demand for skilled tradespeople in the welding industry. Since then, TWS has become a multi-campus institution that trains students in the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for entry-level positions in the skilled trades:

  • Welding
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R)
  • Electrical

TWS has expanded its programs and opened two new campuses to meet the growing demand not only for welders, but also for technicians in the HVAC/R and welding industries. Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville was opened in 2001 in Jacksonville, Florida, and Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center was opened in 2014 in Houston, Texas.

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