Welding Shop Lab Technician

Job description

Welding Shop Lab Technician

Salary: $22.56 Hourly
Job Type: Classified - Part-time
Job Number: 5802-c-06/19
Closing: 7/8/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Tulare, CA
Department: Career Technical Education

General Description
Under the supervision of the Dean of the Industry & Technology Division and the direction of the Welding professors, the Welding Shop Lab Technician will perform responsible work in the planning of lab set-ups for welding courses; maintain welding laboratories, stockrooms, and equipment.

This position is assigned to the COS - Tulare College Center, part-time 12-month,
Monday - Friday 20 hours weekly.

Incumbents in this position must have industry-level skills in the following areas:

  • Oxy-fuel welding
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Flux-cored arc welding
  • TIG Welding

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties
Job duties of the Welding Shop Lab Technician include:
  • Plan lab set-ups for welding classes according to established guidelines.
  • Oversee the removal of lab set-ups; clean labs and classrooms.
  • Working with lead instructor and within college protocol, affect repair and maintenance for all laboratory equipment and facility.
  • Maintain laboratories, stockrooms and equipment; oversee routine clean-up of assigned areas to assure security, health and safety requirements are met; check all equipment and obtain service if needed.
  • Assist teachers and students in the use of a variety of equipment, materials and supplies in the instructional setting; provide assistance to students according to instructions by teachers.
  • Prepare and issue material and equipment for student use; maintain records of materials and equipment used by students.
  • Perform instructional support duties; develop and implement ideas for new labs; set up demonstrations for lectures.
  • Coordinate communications to assure efficient and appropriate operation of labs; assist students with replacement of broken or missing equipment and other necessary items.
  • Adjust, maintain and perform minor repair to equipment; report major repair needs or arrange for repairs according to established procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain various records and reports related to laboratory operations and activities as required.
  • Assist in the coordination of the use of lab facilities, assuring the availability of appropriate supplies and equipment.
  • Train and provide work direction to student workers and other personnel as assigned; hire, assign and review work.
  • Operate a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of welding.
  • Fabricate projects to be used as instructional demonstrations or to support laboratory activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Any combination equivalent to:
  • two years college-level course work in welding, industry and technology, or related area, and
  • two years practical experience in the welding/manufacturing/fabrication industry and
  • an OSHA 10 / 30 certificate or
  • equivalent training

Working Conditions:
  • Welding Lab environment
  • Exposure to volatile compounds
Physical Abilities
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to move from site to site
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to reach and retrieve files
  • Ability to monitor students during lab activities
  • Ability to communicate with students and staff
  • Ability to operate lab equipment Hazards
  • Hazardous chemicals, toxic substances, gases and chemical fumes
Knowledge and Abilities
The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, procedures and equipment of a welding labs
  • Welding equipment and techniques
  • Operation and maintenance of general welding shop tools
  • Square, mark, measure and cut metal and wood
  • Creating and reading basic blueprints
  • Basic fabrication methods
  • Basic electrical wiring
  • Basic hydraulic installation/trouble shooting
  • Metal and wood finishing
  • Safety regulations involving area of specialty
  • Principles and practices of providing work direction and training
  • Record-keeping techniques
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste and chemicals
  • Proper operation of computer terminals and applicable software
Ability to:
  • Plan lab set-ups for welding classes according to established guidelines.
  • Square, mark, measure and cut metal and wood
  • Operate welding equipment
  • Oversee the removal of lab set-ups and return to proper areas or dispose of appropriately
  • Provide information and assistance to students and staff
  • Assure the care and security of assigned equipment, materials and supplies
  • Utilize basic mathematics to support fabrication, laboratory activities, and equipment setup
  • Design and fabricate basic metal projects according to industry standards
  • Maintain learning equipment in proper working order
  • Issue and receive equipment and supplies
  • Plan and organize work
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Work independently and with little direction
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Meet schedules and time lines
  • Maintain records and prepare reports
  • Assign and review the work of others

Application Procedure
To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
  • An online job application.
  • Letter of interest which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work (officials will be required upon employment)

Recruitment Analyst: Keila Reynoso (559)730-3920

Part-time classified employees participate in the CalPERS retirement system.

01 Do you posses two years college-level course work in welding, industry and technology, or related area?
  • Yes
  • No
02 Do you posses two years practical experience in the welding/manufacturing/fabrication industry and have an OSHA 10 / 30 certificate?
  • Yes
  • No
03 I acknowledge that I have the read the job flyer and submitted all required documents listed under "Application Procedures." If you are missing any of the following documents, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Required Question

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/2485900/welding-shop-lab-technician

COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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Posted: 6/24/2019
Application Due: 7/9/2019
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