Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2-Welding Program

Olympia, Washington State
$3,123-$4,085/month; Range 44 on the Washington State Salary schedule
Sep 22, 2017
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Position type:  Full-time Classified, 40 hours per week, overtime eligible permanent position. This is a permanent nine (9) month position

Salary:  $3,123 - $4,085/month; Range 44

Opens:  September 21, 2017

Closes:  October 19, 2017

Location:  Main Campus; Olympia, WA

South Puget Sound Community College seeks a highly enthusiastic, motivated and qualified individual for the position of Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 in the Welding Program.

The Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 reports to the Dean of Applied Technology and is responsible for providing hands on lab assistance to students in the Welding Program. This includes demonstration of welding techniques and maintaining a safe lab environment for students to practice welding techniques in the lab while ensuring that industry standards are being practiced and taught. This position is a nine (9) month position, working mid-September through mid-June during the academic year and may require some evening work


Maintain a safe and effective lab space

  • Work with faculty to enforce lab policies and safety procedures according to welding program guidelines
  • Monitor tools and equipment for repairs and general up-keep
  • Provide regular equipment maintenance
  • Maintain and organize material inventory for student work
  • Uphold a clean, well-organized working environment
  • Ensure equitable working conditions for all students
  • Model professional behavior in the lab setting at all times

Assist students during lab

  • Monitor and maintain safety in the lab when faculty instructors are in lecture
  •  Maintain lab access for students when instructor(s) is unavailable (i.e. conferences, meetings, illness, etc.)
  •  Answer welding and equipment related questions for students when instructor is not available
  • Assist students in fabrication work per faculty instruction

Participate in planning and implementing curriculum/program changes 

  • Participate in team meetings, collaborate with welding instructors and represent student needs in program and curriculum planning
  • Monitor local welding industry and establish relationships with local businesses and welders

General clerical support 

  • Monitor and maintain inventory of materials and supplies per faculty feedback
  • Purchase materials and supplies per faculty feedback
  • Support faculty in answering questions related to the program for current and potential students
  • Notify students and faculty of potential job openings and internships in community
  • Participate in team meetings, collaborate with welding instructors in program and curriculum planning
  • Support Faculty in monitoring local welding industry and establishing relationships with local businesses and welders

MINIMUM Qualifications

  • Minimum of six months to two years of experience or training in the welding industry
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and make minor repairs to welding and related equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, faculty, and students, employing interpersonal skills to establish and maintain student and general public customer satisfaction.
  • Willingness to assist students and answer welding related questions during lab time, while maintaining standards and discipline in the lab space
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including good listening skills
  • Ability to communicate and present oneself in a professional manner
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure, meet deadlines and accommodate numerous interruptions while performing multiple tasks
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and software applications, specifically MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Excel).
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators and support staff in accomplishing tasks


Your application and these questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications.  You must complete these questions to be considered for the position.  Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.  You may type or write your answers but they must be clear and legible. 


  1. What interests you in this position and how do you think your prior experiences and interests prepare you for it?
  2. Please describe how you will contribute to the diversity of this campus.


Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Completed SPSCC Employment Application
  • Letter of formal application that specifically addresses your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in this announcement.
  • Resume of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Completed Supplemental Questions.

Send application materials via one of the delivery methods below- email is preferred:


Fax:  (360) 596-5706


Human Resource Office

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Road SW

Olympia, WA 98512

Applications received by the closing date may be used to fill similar vacancies, which may occur over the next six months.


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