Training Instructor

Position:                             Training Instructor

Reports to:                         Training Manager



This position requires someone who is flexible, proactive, highly organized, and hard working.  Individuals should have a passion for and understanding of both welding and mechanical principles. Must have outstanding communication, presentation and organizational skills while demonstrating a positive and professional attitude and appearance.


  • Demonstrate safe work practices and follow all PSI safety rules and policies.

  • Demonstrate CORE values (Caring, One-Shipyard, Responsible, and Efficient).

  • Develops, evaluates and updates all welding and mechanical related training curriculum and hands-on exercises, and ensures consistent formatting and structure.

  • Oversee (order/repair) all related training materials, equipment and supplies.

  • Support production and coordinate all weld certifications for employees and contractors, as needed.

  • Coordinate mechanical related training for maintenance (Pumps, Fans, HVAC, etc.).

  • Coordinate weld certification test with PSI QC, to include periodic training opportunities (break test, x-ray, QC classroom instruction).

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate training records, student’s attendance records, and test results.

  • Responsible for overseeing and documenting apprentice progress when assigned to Production (Roving Instructor).

  • Support Training Coordinator with regards to the Apprenticeship Program (JAC Reviews, Data Collection, Interviews, Recruiting, etc.).

  • Other duties may be assigned as appropriate and as needed.


  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication skills

  • Customer oriented

  • Adaptable

  • Planning and organizing

  • Team player


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Associates Degree in a technical related field or 5 years’ equivalent experience
  • Provable welding technical knowledge in both Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux–Cored Arc Welding
    • Examples: CAWI, Certified Associate Welding Inspector and/or CWE, Certified Welding Educator from the AWS, American Welding Society (preferred)
  • Documented instructional experience in a formal training program (preferred)
  • State Teacher’s Certificate (preferred)
  • Vocational Certification (preferred)
  • MS Office Proficient (Outlook, Excel, Word) (Required)


Environmental exposures are similar to those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fumes and smoke.  Work may be carried on indoors or outdoors, and may involve exposure to inclement weather conditions. 

*Philly Shipyard is a TOBACCO FREE facility.


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.  A range of motion sufficient to perform general lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, extended walking or standing, etc. is required.  Employment in this position is contingent upon passing the medical examination.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This is a full-time, safety-sensitive position.  Standard days and hours of work vary by department, days and hours determined by department schedules.


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 or without notice.

Note:  Not all applicants will be interviewed


All applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department for consideration


The Philadelphia Shipyard is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants.  The recruitment, selection, employment and training of employees during employment, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or age-except that the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement.  The Philadelphia Shipyard does not, and will not, discriminate because of the disability of such individual.