BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Instructor – Welding

Type: Full-time, ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, May 8, 2023
Resume Review: Monday, May 22, 2023
Position Start Date: flexible start date
Salary: Annual Salary Range: $68,385 - $109,584
Contact: Human Resources
Email: hr@nvit.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1

NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates a requirement for an ongoing full-time instructor for the Welders Foundation Certificate Program and Bridging to Trades Program, and invites applications from qualified individuals. 

Job Summary:

This position has instructional responsibilities within the Welding Department which include instruction of apprentice and entry level students teaching provincial curriculum; preparing and presenting classroom lectures, course delivery and assessment materials; providing practical demonstrations on multi-process procedures and working collaboratively within our Trades team and with the Dean of Trades. The program curriculum will include sectors of the economy such as manufacturing, construction, transportation, resource extraction and resource development and learning outcomes, including safe work practices; an overview of rigging and hoisting equipment; use of hand tools and portable power tools, and all administrative responsibilities including assignments, examination marking, and student evaluation.


  • BC Trades Certificate of Qualification with Inter-Provincial Red Seal in Welding required or out of province equivalent.

  • Minimum five years of recent work experience as a journeyman welder with strong welding skills in various processes gained in heavy industry.

  • Supervisory experience is an asset.

  • Teaching experience/apprentice supervision (preferably with First Nations adult learners) along with either the BC teaching certification or completion of either Native Adult Instructors Diploma (NAID) or Provincial Instructors Diploma (PID), or a willingness to complete is desired.

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

  • To be successful in this role you will have well developed interpersonal and decision-making skills with the ability to foster good stakeholder and team relationships, connecting to management and key staff.

  • Ability to work and problem-solve independently with well developed report writing and computer skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people’s cultural awareness.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.