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Instructional Assistant, Welding (Part-Time)

Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI
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Position Description

This position reports to the Dean of the School of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing.

Typical schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm and Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm. for a total of 19 hours per week for 38 weeks per year. While these hours are typical, they may be subject to change as workload and needs of our customers and work areas change.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Laboratory Support:
  • Recommend lab procedural and safety discussions topics to the instructors based on observed student practices in the lab.
  • Monitor attendance and use of the lab.
  • Assist the instructors with the setting up of major lab activities for students.
  • Issue lab procedure worksheets and assist instructors by ensuring students are not assigned to work stations or equipment they are not proficient to operate.
  • Coordinate the activities of work-study students as directed by the instructor.
  • Assist the program instructors with the procurement of materials and supplies (including pickup and delivery).
  • Report repair requirements on all lab equipment to instructors.
  • Maintain an inventory of instructional materials and equipment within the lab.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies, tools, and parts for the program and students.
  • Assist instructors in identifying equipment and minor tool needs.
  • Participate in in-service training and industrial workshops pertaining to the operation and applications of lab equipment.
  • Maintain proficiency in the Welding field as needed to support the Welding program.
  • Student Support:
  • Assist students with their use of facilities and equipment.
  • Proctor tests, quizzes and performance assessments administered in the lab.
  • Assist with remediation of students.
  • Demonstrate proper equipment operation skills to students as needed, as directed by the instructors.
  • Prepare instructional materials for student lab projects. To include cutting, sawing, cleaning and measuring.
  • Assist the instructors in monitoring students on operational safety.
  • Other Duties:
    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the instructor of similar scope to Laboratory and Student Support functions and requiring compatible skills. This listing is not inclusive of all duties and responsibilities, which may be assigned, but are only listed as typical.


    Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years’ (4,000 hours) experience and/or two (2) years’ post-secondary education appropriate to the position.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of welding terminology, tools, and equipment.
  • Good computer and office skills, and ability to utilize and assist with course specific software, and to maintain written and electronic inventory records and documents.
  • Experience working with others in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner, and the ability to work with individuals of various backgrounds, ages, and capabilities in an educational setting.
  • Valid Wisconsin drivers’ license and the ability to meet the NTC insurance carrier’s standards/requirements.
  • Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    OSHA lift-truck certification.Physical Demands

    Working Activity:
    6 to 8 hours: Working indoors
    4 to 5 hours: Grasping, performing repetitive movements, reaching and standing
    1 to 3 hours: Balancing, bending, climbing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, sitting, twisting and walking
    Less than 1 hour: Working at heights, working in temperature extremes and working outdoors

    Lifting and Carrying:
    Less than 10 pounds: 15 or more repetition (s) per hour
    10 to 20 pounds: 10-15 repetition (s) per hour
    20- 50 pounds: 1-10 repetition (s) per hour
    50-100 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
    More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour

    Additional Physical Requirements:
    Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.

    Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.

    Required Employee Program Safety Training:
    Bloodborne pathogens, chemical hygiene, emergency action plan, emergency eye wash, emergency procedures, ergonomics (office/workplace), flammable/chemical storage, hazard communication, hazardous waste, hearing conservation, lockout tagout, personal protective equipment, slips, trips and falls and vehicle safety.


    Working at Northcentral Technical College

    NTC is a customer-focused, accessible provider of innovative lifelong learning that builds a globally competitive workforce. The College’s 5,900 square mile, 10-county district includes six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo, an Apprenticeship Center of Excellence in Wausau and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau Campus in the Town of Maine. The Wausau Campus also features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business & Industry and an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center of Excellence. 

    2012 marks the centennial anniversary of Northcentral Technical College, recently named the 21st fastest growing community/technical college in the nation by Community College Week magazine. The College currently offers over 150 associate degree programs, technical diploma programs and short- term certificate options, with many credits transferring to Wisconsin’s four-year public and private colleges, creating a seamless path for lifelong learning. Through a variety of flexible course options (, NTC is providing an additional opportunity for learners to receive a degree or certification through flexible learning opportunities including late starts, a new Virtual College and winterim courses. Additional services include programming in ELL, Adult Basic Education, and HSED/ GED, as well as a learning center and testing center.

    NTC is also closely connected to the local business community through the training and development of incumbent workers. The College’s Business & Industry Solutions team works with local businesses to offer customized training, technical assistance and professional development opportunities. NTC’s Continuing Education team provides educational offerings designed to help individuals gain needed education for career advancement or change, meet professional certification and licensing requirements and develop new skills to be successful in today’s competitive workforce.

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