Instructional Specialist, Welding


Posting Number: 0601059-C Position Type: Classified Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and languages other than English are subject to the provisions of Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more detailed information, please review the
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Position Title: Instructional Specialist, Welding Division/Department: Welding Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:

Assists and supports welding technology instructors in providing instruction and assistance to individual students and/or class as a whole.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Position requires an AA/AS degree in welding, metallurgy or an equivalent technical discipline, demonstrated competency in welding technology and a minimum of two years of full-time related industry experience resulting in a recognized industry certification. Additional related education and experience may substitute for certifications. Training received in the community college is preferred. A minimum of one year experience working with training employees in the industry or in an institutional setting involving mentoring activities and/or the set up of real time work situations for assessment testing is desirable.

Certificates and Licenses: Requires valid Oregon driver’s license. Welding certification is required. Must attain industrial lift truck certification within 30 days of employment.

Knowledge and Skills: Must have a working knowledge of instructional techniques and skills sufficient to instruct and tutor students on an informal level. Considerable technical knowledge in the specific laboratory area of welding and metallurgy is necessary. Requires knowledge in welding, including fabrication of parts, tools and other related items. Requires working knowledge of safety practices, and proper operation and techniques for use of equipment in the industry. Strong communication skills required in order to interact with and assist students.

Abilities: Ability to set up and maintain laboratory and equipment in a safe, clean and functional manner is required. Requires the ability to independently set up student projects which meet the instructional goals of faculty. Ability to function independently. Must be able to instruct students in the use of industry equipment and supplies, and personal protective equipment. Ability to work with students one-to-one and in small groups. Must be able to communicate in both formal and informal setting with students, faculty, staff and other interested parties, such as vendors and the public on welding related jobs, etc. Ability to operate all position welding using either oxy-acetylene or arc equipment. Must be able to work respectfully with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer knowledge of other industrial manufacturing methods and techniques including mechanical and hydraulic systems.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Physical ability to stand for extended periods of time and operate demanding equipment. Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate equipment. Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and students. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers and operate lab equipment. Sixty percent or more of the job duties require standing, and job duties require some kneeling, stooping, crawling or crouching. Occasional lifting of 10-50 pounds or greater.

Work is performed in college industrial labs and classrooms with frequent contact with people. Exposure to noise extremes 80 percent of the time.

Essential Duties:

Assists or tutors students in completing assigned class activities by observing the student performing the assigned tasks and asking questions of the student, making sure the student knows correct materials, tools, equipment and methods to complete the assignment. This includes developing materials and providing individualized instruction to students needing additional assistance.

Observes student work for proper safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment. Updates safety procedures and practices, and maintains MSDS information. Stocks safety supplies for sale to students, i.e., gloves, safety glasses, earplugs.

Maintains assigned work area in a clean and safe condition. Performs regular maintenance to laboratory equipment and machines, or coordinates needed repairs. Maintains welding supplies, parts, tools and equipment needed for laboratory to include placing orders, obtaining bids and/or purchasing items. Designs and fabricates items used in shop and training aides.

May oversee work of one or more student employees.

Prepares lab so assignments may be demonstrated by setting up the correct materials, tools and equipment needed for the assignments. May assist staff with preparation of instructional and testing materials, to include administering and scoring instructor’s exams.

In absence of instructors due to illness or meetings, teaches/oversees welding class.

Assists in the selection of repair project by meeting with members of the public to explain program policy on private projects. Prepares repair orders, completes preliminary cost estimates, tracks repair progress.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Academic Transcript(if needed to meet required qualifications)

Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Please see “Academic Transcript Information” on the Employment Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies which perform this service.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date: 09/28/2020 Full-time or Part-time Full-time, Academic Year (Contracted with Benefits) Number of hours/week: 40 Posting Date: 09/15/2020 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Salary Grade 17 Salary/Rate

Starting annual salary is $33,103.35 for a .767 FTE, 188-day contact plus comprehensive benefits.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
    • Lebanon Express Newspaper
    • Oregonian Newspaper
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Online
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
    • Other Online Website (specify below)
    • Other (specify below)
  2. * If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. License or Certificate
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcript
  2. Academic Transcript 2
  3. Academic Transcript 3
  4. Academic Transcript 4
  5. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4

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