Welding Lab Tech

Overland Park, KS
Aug 04, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description


The Welding Laboratory Technician serves to assist with efficient operation of the program with an emphasis on ordering supplies, preparation of materials, and maintenance, organization and cleaning of the lab areas. This position may be used for both railroad and college programs.


  1. Main duty - Mechanically prepare welding materials using metal shears and thermal cutting processes to code specs for AWS level certifications. Organize and stock labs with welding materials and personal protective equipment.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. material prepared to specs and made available to classes in a timely fashion
  2. internal processes and safety guidelines are followed.
  3. all areas are maintained free of debris, trash and clutter to include compound, yard work and lab areas
  4. students, staff and customers (external and internal) receive proper service.

  1. Main duty - Order materials, maintain and repair equipment, and retain records for welding programs.

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. materials are ordered on time
  2. materials ordered comply with BNSF monthly budget and guidelines
  3. students and staff have proper materials
  4. equipment is maintained and/or repaired to manufacture's specifications

  1. Main duty - Operate forklift to unload trucks

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. lab tech in properly trained in safety
  2. trucks are unloaded safely and without damage to materials
  3. materials are stored and maintained properly

  1. Main duty - Adhere to safety requirements

Performance is acceptable when:
  1. lab tech uses all required PPE
  2. uses tools and equipment safely
  3. completes lockout/tagout, fork lift and other training as required
  4. CPR and AED classes are completed
  5. assists with Building Emergency Leaders (BEL) needs in lab area

Tracking Code

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of safety in metal working field. (required)
  • Ability to work with variety of metal working operations including welding, cutting, shearing, sawing, and milling. (required)
  • Must pass a welding test to demonstrate ability

Required Experience
  • Associates degree including course work/training in metal working and/or welding related operations. (required)
  • Five years of related work experience. (required)

  • Experience in operation of forklift. (preferred)
  • Hydraulics and hose repair

Benefit Information:

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Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

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Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Position Type
Competitive rate of pay.

Hours per Week
Work Hours/Days
Special Instructions
Please submit resume and cover letter.