Closes: Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Associate Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Welding or related field and two years of experience
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in the discipline or related field and two years of experience
Instructional Lab Coordinator position will be located on the Harper Campus.
Overview of Department/Division
The Applied Technologies Division offer a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. What students learn in the classroom is applicable in a cooperative work experience. Partnerships with local businesses and industry, instructors are able to keep the curriculum in step with changes in the marketplace’s equipment, technology and procedures. The Welding Technology program is one of the four programs in the Applied Technologies Division.
The Welding Technology program provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Students are instructed to proficiency in Blueprint Reading, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, OFW, and various metal cutting and automated welding processes. Safety and health are emphasized in teaching these welding processes.
Plans and coordinates laboratory activities to support instructional programs and provide tutorial services to students.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees lab operations and identifies and notifies the Division Director of potential challenges and problems. Will instruct in laboratory classes; trains and supervises activities for students in a lab setting, and assists students with lab assignments and related problems.
- Makes recommendations regarding practices and procedures within the lab and maintains up to date MSDS documents of all chemical and hazardous materials that students and faculty are exposed too.
- Monitors and initiates orders for necessary supplies and consults with Division Director and instructional office assistant regarding purchase requisitions and budgets. Also maintains weekly inventory records so that supplies do not run out.
- Supervises industry related certification testing and keeps annual accreditation status current by monitoring all documents, quality manuals, and procedures and assures continuous compliance.
- Researches and advises Division Director of equipment needs and maintains current quotions on needed machines in the event that funds become available for capital equipment purchases.
- Maintains a complete accounting and inventory of equipment within the lab and monitors condition of equipment so that projections can be made on future needs and can be budgeted appropriately. Collaborates with inventory control on status and location of equipment and initiates the disposal of out dated and non-functional inventory.
- Operates and trains other personal, both students and faculty, on the safe use of and routine maintenance of equipment.
- Trains and supervises part time lab facilitators on lab practices and procedures, assigns tasks as needed.
- Troubleshoots and repairs or coordinates repairs performed by vendors and verifies that repaired equipment is safe to release back into service.
- Prepares facility for classes and ensures that work areas are clean and neat; ensures that equipment, materials, and handouts are laid out for classes.
- Monitors inventory of materials and supplies, initiates ordering process as needed.
- May teach class in the instructor’s absence.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics
- Supervisory skills
- Knowledge of laboratory procedures
- Ability to work well with individuals with diverse background
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