Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000

(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

I am a 17 year educator with good class and shop management skills. I am experienced in all welding processes and am very experienced in maintaining student and school records. I have been in the welding industry and education for all my years in employment. I am pursuing this welding teacher position in the Hardin County School District because I feel I am experienced in education and welding technology. I am willing to take on any responsibilities needed for this job and work diligently with administrators. 

Employment history

Welding Instructor, Sanford, Homenick and Bosco. South Chaunceyport, Illinois
Dec. 2008 – Present
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or administrative policies.
  • Certified welding teacher in welding technology for KY TECH. In my job, I teach all welding and cutting processes. I am a SKILLS USA advisor with several years of winnings at SKILLS USA contests. Teach and certify students to AWS standards to ready employment for students after high school in the welding field.

certifield welder, Kunde, Lind and Conn. Port Martyport, Ohio
Jan. 2002 – Feb. 2002
  • Inspect, test, and adjust completed units to ensure that units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements.
  • Assemble parts or units, and position, align, and fasten units to assemblies, sub assemblies
  • Set up and adjust machines and equipment.
  • Plan and develop new products and production processes.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
  • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
  • Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
  • Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
  • Remove rough spots from workpieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers.
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter., or frames, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Position, align, and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly.
  • Measure parts to determine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and verniers.
  • Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.


Southern Kansas Institute, South Renata, Illinois
Associate of Science, Technical Education, Apr. 2005



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