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3 Nov 2022

Full-Time Instructional Support Technician I – Diesel

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Instructional Support Technician I – Diesel

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $3,732.00 – $4,195.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 22C040

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: Instruction

Closing: Continuous


Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.

Title: Instructional Support Technician I – Diesel TechnologySalary: Initial salary placement is between $3,732-$4,195 per month DOQ; salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement.

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the

Responsible for working with students and faculty across all programs in the Diesel programs division in a team approach on student activities such as review, drill, practice, and research after instruction has been given by each technical instructor. The Instructional Support Technician guides hands-on experience with specific technical manuals, resources and equipment (including computer and web resources) keeps equipment in working order, and maintains tracking of same. Assists with donations and project intake and exit. Monitors lab activity for safety and industrial practice both as part of the instructional team and in the absence of the primary instructor. Assists with recruitment and student orientations and intake. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the occupational area through industry visits, reading, trade shows, and other appropriate activities.

This position typically starts at 7:00 a.m. and works only on the days class is in session, and reports directly to the course instructor


• Interpret, clarify and/or re-emphasize technical information and skill practice related to a specific occupation; follow and interpret policies, procedures, standard practices as they pertain to instruction and the college as a whole

• Add to the knowledge and skills taught in specific curriculum units with the instructor for use in the classroom or lab

• Coordinate instructional remediation with each instructor and other technical support staff; administer hands-on skill tests; monitor student projects and/or job workmanship; track and communicate with instructors about student progress and other issues; monitor different labs in instructor’s absence

• Monitor, demonstrate by example and direction, enforce and correct safety, sanitation and/or hazardous waste practices as appropriate

• Monitor students and demonstrate by example correct safety, sanitation and/or hazardous waste practices as appropriate to the particular shop environment, including hazardous labs, lock-out/tag-out processes, stacked loads, tagging of broken or unsafe machinery, dual shop areas, use of appropriate PPE at all times

• Assist in procuring donated training aids and material; learn and operate within college practices for procurement, use, and disposal of college property, donated property, and abatement processes; assist with monitoring students to assure appropriate educational use of materials, machines and time

• Repair, maintain, organize and clean occupational training equipment; monitor equipment, material storage, and handling; maintain inventories of technical supplies, tools, and systems; purchase, inventory, surplus, dispose of equipment and supplies in accordance with college policies

• Assist with planning and supervision of labs, maintain and communicate a schedule that fairly responds to contractual and program needs of the instructors served

• Maintain currency with industry practices; attend advisory committee meetings as needed; provide support for program related activities

• Maintain professional relationships with students enrolled in the program, acknowledging boundaries and responsibilities of the job; willingly uphold college policies and report unacceptable activities

• Create and contribute to positive relationships among the staff, students and campus community

• Uphold and model college expectations for civility and inclusion; be part of a team effort to assure a safe and inclusive learning space for all

• Operate college vehicles in accordance with laws and personal licensure to do so; Maintain licensure as appropriate to the particular job

• May supervise instructional assistants, work studies, and volunteers

• Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality; other related duties as assigned


• High school diploma or equivalent with two years minimum experience in the occupation, or a graduate of the occupational program

• Proficient in understanding, interpreting, and explaining the vocabulary/nomenclature specific to the occupational area and in performing the specific occupational skills taught in the curriculum

• Ability to work independently and communicate well with employees, students and vendors

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and ability levels

• Possess a current First Aid/CPR card or be willing to obtain same within 30 days of employment

• Washington State Driver’s license or ability to obtain same upon employment

• Ability to drive with a trailer, forklift license a plus

• Willingness to learn new skills in technical areas, pedagogy, and in IT tools and applications are required by program evolution

• Mechanical aptitude and ability to lift weight 50 pounds

• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff, and community from diverse backgrounds, including non-native English speakers, and a commitment to a culturally diverse work environment

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual


Compensation & Work Schedule:

Initial salary placement is between $3,732-$4,195 per month DOQ; salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. This position is scheduled to work while class is in session, scheduled non-work day’s will reduce the monthly salary amount provided above. Future accrued leave can be used to off-set unpaid days. This position works 40 hours per week based on lab and class schedule. This is a Full-time position that works primarily day time hours while classes are in session. Some work over breaks and in the evenings will be required on an intermittent basis State Retirement Plan; sick leave begins to accrue at the rate of 1 prorated day per month; upon employment. This is a union covered position.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 12 days (up to 23 days) per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays effective upon employment and 4 paid personal days after successful completion of the probation period. Full time, classified employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced childcare costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability AccommodationLWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sexual Misconduct

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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