Youth Machining Instructor - Part Time
Renton, WA

Position Type: 

  • 60 Hours over 12 Weeks (generally classes are held from 3:30 – 7pm once a week, with one hour of prep time per week)
  • $41.00-45.00/hour - Part Time

Who We Are: 

AJAC is a statewide non-profit organization. We are an industry-driven apprenticeship organization, founded on the belief that mastery occurs on the job.  

AJAC works across the Pacific Northwest in a variety of advanced manufacturing industries—partnering with employers, colleges, school districts, community-based organizations, and workforce development centers to bring apprenticeships to the 21st century. AJAC offers a method for transferring the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills between generations of the workforce, thus promoting the value of contributing to the next generation. 

Our organization serves 300+ manufacturing employers, 400 apprentices (including 100 high school juniors and seniors), and nearly 270 pre-apprentices each year. We have a small staff of entrepreneurial, smart, and motivated team members – this work is fast and dynamic but also rewarding and highly collaborative.


About This Job: We are seeking a machinist to instruct courses for our Youth Production Technician Program .

Some Key Duties of This Position Include:

  • Teach apprentices three sequenced production technician courses leading to a journey-level production technician. 
  • Model and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills; and model the communication, computation, and human relation skills required for the modern workforce
  • Use our online system to report apprentice attendance and progress on a weekly basis
  • Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including working effectively in both the classroom and the lab environment
  • Establish guidelines and manage conduct of students as appropriate for the classroom and shop 
  • Work with the program manager and make suggestions regarding the curriculum to ensure apprentices receive training in machining operations that address industry needs 
  • Participate in instructor training and curriculum development meetings 
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written English 
  • Perform other duties assigned 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a machinist in the manufacturing industry 
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience teaching or mentoring on the job, in a college, or in another vocational environment 

 Applications received before September 15, 2023, will be prioritized.