Secondary Welding Teacher

Train the workforce of tomorrow! OPS Career Center is seeking an experienced welding tradesman/tradeswoman to teach its Welding Pathway in 2022-23. Welding Pathway prepares students to apply welding techniques to join, cut, or manipulate metal. Teach students to develop a wide variety of welding expertise and earn industry credentials that pipeline then to the workforce. Lozier, Valmont, Ironworkers Local, Drake-Williams Steel, and other manufacturing employers are involved and supportive of the pathway providing class speakers, internships, sponsorships, and registered apprenticeships. Experience a classroom/lab environment that provides hands-on instruction, and work with high quality tools and equipment. This pathway gives high school students a leg-up towards a high wage, high demand, and high skill career in the welding field.

Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Developing students’ cognitive capacity and respect for learning
  • Positively fostering students’ self-esteem
  • Working with and understanding a diverse student population
  • Integration of leadership, technology, and communication into the curriculum
  • Planning for and guiding the learning process to help students achieve program objectives
  • Maintaining a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Implementing useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures
  • Selecting and using effective instructional methods and learning materials
  • Establishing a cooperative relationship with all assigned students
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with parents/ guardians/ staff
  • Engaging in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job related knowledge and skill development
  • Working collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the school’s program and support the District’s vision, aims and goals
  • Integrating of the themes of leadership, technology, and communication with a diverse population

If you are interested in a position for the current school year or the upcoming 2022-23 school year please complete this application to be considered.  We use pool postings throughout the entire calendar year to interview and hire teachers.  We do not post by specific building openings. 

Omaha Public Schools – Industrial Technology Teacher – Secondary (Applicant Pool) (
*Please indicate on your application that you are interested in the Welding Teacher position.

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Additional Information

Salary Schedule: As outlined in applicable negotiated agreement


Position Purpose:  Plans for, teaches, and facilitates learning for all students. Creates a positive learning environment. Maintains academic progress, records, and discipline. Works collaboratively with students, parents and staff to provide and implement classroom education to meet the needs of all students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university.
  • A valid NE Teaching Certificate or the ability to obtain one with appropriate endorsement(s) in Industrial Technology or the ability to obtain a career permit in the appropriate career cluster.
  • A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Best Instructional Practices in the Industrial Technology Classroom
  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
  • Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by the State Board of Education.
  • This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents and the community
  • A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.

Contact Information

Omaha Public Schools
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, Nebraska 38131

Megan Schnebel
(p) (531) 299-9731

How to Apply

Omaha Public Schools – Industrial Technology Teacher – Secondary (Applicant Pool) (
*Please indicate on your application that you are interested in the Welding Teacher position.