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Laboratory Specialist, Welding

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Laboratory Specialist, Welding

Internal Position Title: Laboratory Specialist

Posting Number: S01758

Department:: Welding

Position Type: Staff

Job Family: Specialist

The Welding (WLD) department in the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (EMPS) division is looking for a Laboratory Specialist. The Laboratory Specialist will be under the supervision of the Director of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), the Dean, Associate Dean, or designee and will be taking directions from the Chair of the department.

Responsibilities will include equipment set-up, maintenance, and repair; working with students; assisting with academic lab prep; and other duties as assigned. This position requires moderate physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including moderate lifting (up to 30 pounds), walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing a six foot ladder. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to read technical manuals in English and to be able to speak with equipment technicians and follow orders in order to repair equipment. The employee will be housed at the Advanced Technology Center.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received with preference given to those received by May 23rd, 2022. The position will stay open until filled.

CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 14 paid holidays each year.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top 100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.

Required Qualifications:
1. High school diploma or equivalent and minimum of three years of recent experience or related experience. OR an Associates degree, certificate or equivalent training and/or course work and 1 year experience or related field.

2. Experience with welding equipment setup, repair, and maintenance

3. Ability to lift up to 30lbs.

4. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Associates degree, certificate or equivalent training and/or course work.
2. Experience repairing laboratory or shop equipment

3. Experience developing and executing lab safety protocols

Posting Date: 05/06/2022

Closing Date:

Expected Start Date: 06/13/2022

Special Instructions Summary:

Pay Rate: $16.88-$19.53 per hour

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Location Extension Sites

Total Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule:
Usually 8am - 4:30pm MTWRF with some possible evenings depending on student needs,

Software Testing Required: None

Interview Process Requirements: None

EEO Statement:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Summary of Essential Functions:
Department Operations - 85%
  1. Assist Welding instructors with overseeing overall operation, maintenance, organization, supplies, and safety of the Welding lab.
  2. Work with faculty members on new initiatives, including safety certifications, equipment certifications, and equipment recommendations.
  3. Serve as a facilitator in outreach events to public and K-12 students as directed.
  4. Assist with lab setup, breakdown, and clean-up activities related to academic coursework.
  5. Assist faculty in documenting lab operations, certification procedures, safety procedures, etc.
  6. Assist the faculty in reviewing the completion of student course requirements and/or outcomes
  7. Support and assist students during classroom/laboratory sessions
  8. Assist faculty in proctoring lab assignments or assessments.
  9. Assist faculty and ATC staff with special projects and grant-funded programs as needed.
  10. Report damage and monitor all repairs.
  11. Repair equipment as appropriate.
  12. Assemble/disassemble equipment as needed.

Student/Customer Service- 10%
  1. At times ,serve as a public face for the Welding department and the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), including giving tours, performing demonstrations for students, faculty, and the community at special college events.
Other- 5%
Perform other related duties as assigned by the ATC Director, Dean, Associate Dean, Chair(s) or designee.

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