Welding and Maintenance Lab Specialist

Posted: 01/15/2023

Salary Expectation:
$24.45 to $25.36 (Note: The hourly rate will commensurate based on education and occupational experience.)
LTC offers great benefits from health, dental, vision, life, even pet insurance! If you don't need health benefits right now, you may be eligible for a $4,000 stipend for waiving these benefits. We also offer a Retirement plan through the Wisconsin Retirement System as well as other supplemental retirement 403b and 457 plans. In addition, we have the option to contribute to the Wisconsin EdVest 529 Education Savings Plan.
Looking for time off? We offer PAID leave for vacation, personal time, sick leave (we call this paid leave of absence) and holidays. We have Friday's off in the summer and a Holiday break from Christmas through New Year's to give you a break from the busy semester!
There are many additional benefits we offer including tuition reimbursement, professional development, a free on-site wellness/fitness center and an on-site childcare center. There are also employee discounts on plans with US Cellular, Sprint, Sports Core, and more.

Flexibility required to include day/evening/weekend hours, based upon the needs of the college

LOCATION:  Lakeshore Technical College – Cleveland, Wisconsin

POSITION SUMMARY: Oversee the operation of the welding and industrial maintenance labs. Promote a learning atmosphere in the labs and provide student reinforcement training and individual one on one work in the lab by assisting students in mastering the techniques of welding, bending, fabricating,  troubleshooting, laser cutting, and equipment and machine repair. Repair and service machinery, set up new machinery, troubleshoot, and evaluate machine breakdowns. Spec new equipment, obtain quotes, and assist with the purchasing process. Assist instructors in budget and curriculum development and coordinating vendors and tours. Provide an exceptional customer service experience to both internal and external customers throughout every interaction.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS/ADA: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Other duties may be assigned):
(30%) Maintenance
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly physical environment.
  • Repair and service machinery and equipment. Repair and service skills will include mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic repairs, fabrication and welding, robotic and machining during repair of approximately 50 weld booths and various other industrial maintenance and Fab Lab equipment. Change blades and bearings on saws as needed.
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance on Weld, Maintenance and Fab Lab Equipment including Fiber Laser, Robots, CNC Forming and Milling equipment, Shear, Laser Cutter. 
  • Perform and schedule routine maintenance and inspection on Forklifts and Overhead Crane. 
  • Fabrication of fixturing, tables, racking and tool hangers. 
  • Monitor and perform servicing on all machinery and the documentation required.
(35%) Instruction/ Student Success
  • Provide student reinforcement training and individualized assistance to students in mastering welding, laser cutting, robotics, and fabrication techniques in the Weld Lab.
  • Provide student reinforcement training and individualized assistance to students in mastering hydraulics, pneumatics, power transmission, pumps and motors, and layout and rigging techniques in the Maintenance Lab.
  • Reinforce proper techniques in welder set up and production, machine repair and troubleshooting, and inspection of final products.  
  • Assist faculty with scheduling student equipment needs for students engaged in Competency Based learning.
  • Promote a learning atmosphere in the lab by encouraging effective work habits with students by coaching and correcting assignments and serving as a resource person for the students.
  • Redesigning and modifying of machinery and equipment to accommodate special needs students and also the changing needs of the welding and industrial maintenance.
  • Ensure that safety is maintained and followed in the labs at all times.
  • Support welding, fabrication, and industrial maintenance instruction in the online environment by creating, posting, editing and managing curriculum files and other learning materials and working with various online software applications.
(5%) Purchasing
  • Order lab supplies and material, and machine repair parts.
  • Primary contact person for purchase of all new machines and equipment and disposal of equipment.
  • Set-up of new machinery.
  • Provide support of the Miller Electric Welding contract by conducting annual review and maintenance of 75 welders at LTC and 13 welders at Kiel High School as well as coordination of the change over every 3 years. 
  • Receive in all deliveries including unloading trucks and placing materials in the appropriate storage areas. 
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and order as needed.
  • Assist faculty and Dean with equipment and consumable budgeting process.
(15%) Recruitment/ Community Service 
  • Provide support by coordinating with vendors, other technical colleges, college recruitment team, and advisors by conducting tours of instructional labs.
  • Conduct and coordinate hands-on activities for events to market manufacturing programs.
  • Provide information to visitors and guests.
  • Attend workshops/seminars and advisory committee meetings.
  • Provide support to the Mobile Manufacturing Lab including maintenance, set up, tear down and staffing.
  • Assist with Sheboygan County Project Grill by being the liaison to LTC and manufacturing support needs the High Schools may have.
  • Support the college by assisting with community service requests.
(15%) AWS ATF Testing Facility and Certifications 
  • Ensure NC3 certification kits are maintained, and order parts as needed.
  • Maintain documentation of maintenance and repairs to welders and test equipment.
  • Maintain documentation of purchases of ATF materials, equipment, and consumables.
  • Coordinate calibration of inspection equipment and welding equipment along with the documentation required.
  • Maintain inventory and traceability of ATF test materials and consumables including heat numbers of test plates, steel mill reports, and filler materials.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide work direction to work study/student help employees and temporary employees.

  • Be familiar with basic hardware.
  • Use and maintain voice mail. Access PeopleSoft system.
  • Use and maintain a personal calendar.
  • Use email to communicate and send and receive attachments.
  • Access and use project management systems. 
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Solidworks.
  •          Ability to operate and repair specific equipment or tools (e.g., forklift operation on campus and welders).
  • Exemplify college values in all staff and student interactions, as well as services delivered.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and relate successfully with staff, students, and people of diverse cultural, social, or educational backgrounds.
  • Fluent, bilingual individual is beneficial
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required as well as graduate of Welding or Maintenance Mechanic Program in a related discipline required.
  • Minimum of eight years of of relevant occupational experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Solidworks desired.
  • Strong preference for previous experience teaching or instructional assistance in an open lab environment.
Note: If educational/certification requirements are not met, candidates may be considered, however the expectation would be that they be met within 5 years of employment.

  • CWI and/or CWE preferred.
  • Valid State of Wisconsin driver's license is required.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • he employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 to 25 pounds.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment may require multi-tasking.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is designed to cover the basic functions of the job and is not considered a detailed description of every job duty that is required, other duties may be assigned as needed. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice to ensure the successful delivery of organizational objectives.

  • Employment conditional on completion of a Background Information Disclosure (BID) with the results acceptable to the College.
  • Valid State of Wisconsin driver's license is required.
Lakeshore Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic testing, lack of English skills, arrest or conviction record, political affiliation, veteran status, parental status, marital status, pregnancy or other protected categories, in its services, employment, programs, and/or educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admissions, access and participation. The college attempts to be in compliance with all federal laws including but not limited to Title IX & section 504. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies are handled by the executive director of human resources/affirmative action officer, 1290 North Avenue, Cleveland WI  53015, phone 920.693.1139 or 888.468.6582, ext. 1139.
Lakeshore Technical College provides reasonable accommodations to assist persons with disabilities to access or participate in its programs or activities. Persons requiring accommodation to access the college’s programs, services, and/or employment should call LTC at 920.693.1000 or 888. Go To LTC (888.468.6582), or TTY 711.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

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