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Laboratory Specialist-Welding

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023
Position Information

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number

Position Title:
Laboratory Specialist-Welding

Penn Valley

Position Type:

Class Category
Classified Staff

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Initial Screen Date:

Minimal Qualifications:

• Associate’s degree related to the assigned program.

• 1-3 years related experience of assigned program or laboratory support.

• Minimum Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals who possess :

* Welding Certificate/ formal training

* Associate’s degree in welding

* Evidence of working in an educational setting

* Industry experience in welding

* Maintenance experience with welding equipment

* Experience with researching and ordering supplies and equipment

Work Hours

Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.

The hiring range is $34,931-$38,075. A competitive benefit package is included.

Special Instructions to Applicants


• Cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required and must be attached to the online application in order to receive any consideration.

• Interviews will be conducted by a hiring committee.
• We offer all full-time employees medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, as well as retirement, 403b, employee assistance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible spending and health savings account. We have a generous time-off policy including vacation, sick/personal days, holidays, and paid spring and winter break.

We can’t wait to show you why Metropolitan Community College is a great place to work!

Class Summary

Incumbents assist instructors, staff, faculty and students in the lab of an assigned program, and coordinate laboratory competency projects. This position supports instructors and equipment of the Welding Technology program. This includes classroom monitoring, welding and thermal cutting equipment, repair and configuration, purchasing and research. Major duties and responsibilities may also include: preparing, disposing, storing, cleaning, and maintaining equipment, instruments, materials, models necessary for laboratory competency projects; ensuring compliance with experimental protocols; providing trainings and guidance to lower level staff and student workers.

* EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled

Typical Essential Duties

• Prepares, sets up, disposes, stores, procures, cleans, and/or maintains welding equipment, instruments, materials, models, slides, and/or software necessary for laboratory competency projects; work may also involve fabricating tools. Assist students with instruction of proper techniques in the use of and proper maintenance of welding machines and thermal cutting equipment.
• Ensures that all operations are performed in compliance with experimental and demonstration protocols, safety procedures, equipment handling and collection guidelines, and other applicable laws, guidelines, policies, and regulations; work may involve reviewing new experimental protocols or lab manuals to ensure safety procedures are followed. Research tools used for welding and fabrication replacement parts for equipment used in the welding and fabrication field.
• Provides training and guidance to part-time student workers; work involves prioritizing and assigning work, and ensuring that work is performed in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. Provides appropriate welding machine maintenance and repair.
• Coordinates assigned and routine laboratory activities, to include preparing laboratory schedules; proctoring exams when needed; monitoring student safety; conducting trainings for students on assigned laboratory tools, equipment, and operations; conducting student tours and demos; responding to laboratory-related inquiries via phone or in person; and coordinating requests for equipment and supplies.
• Prepares and submits purchase requisitions to appropriate departments or personnel; work may involve updating vendors on order status, compiling bid specification information, and making recommendations for equipment maintenance and purchase. Assist full time and adjunct instructors with stocking metal coupons, welding supplies and other related needs.
• Maintains laboratory inventory, to include ordering and maintaining supplies, equipment, chemicals (if necessary), instruments, and other materials; checking out tools, supplies, and equipment to faculty or students; researching information regarding applicable supplies and materials; and maintaining purchase receipts, logs, and other documentation.
• Assists with developing the departmental budget, to include assessing departmental needs and monitoring expenditures.
• Prepares, maintains, and/or distributes billing, protocol, inventory logs, curriculum, and other reports, lists, records, manuals, and other documentation; work may involve researching and compiling information, and ensuring information accuracy.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


• Laboratory equipment, materials, and activities in assigned area of operation;
• Computers and related software applications;
• Inventory management principles;
• Teaching principles and practices;


• Providing teaching assistance;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Managing an inventory;
• Fabrication principles;
• Welding operation and troubleshooting;
• Performing minor repairs on and maintaining lab equipment;
• Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised

No staffing table positions.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions, such as, mechanical parts, electrical currents, and vibrations; atmospheric conditions, such as fumes, odors, gases, and poor ventilation; hazardous materials, such as chemicals, blood, and other bodily fluids; extreme temperatures; inadequate lighting; and intense noise.

Licensing Requirements


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * How much related experience of assigned program or laboratory support do you have, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • Between 1 and 3 years
    • Between 3 and 5 years
    • Five or more years
  3. * How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 02
  2. Transcript 03
  3. Transcript 04
  4. Transcript 05
  5. Other Document 01
  6. Other Document 02

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