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24 Feb 2023

Full-Time Instructional Support Technician I – Welding

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

Job Description

Instructional Support Technician I – Welding

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $3,480.00 – $5,023.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 2022-00280

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: InstructionInstruction

Closing: Continuous

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), located 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is the only public institute of technology in Washington state and has provided high quality education since 1949. We offer . LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees, and 80 professional certificates , including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation in 2018 and is proud to be a Military Friendly School. LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a 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 more about our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, Instructional Support Technician Maintains equipment: orders, inventories and organizes supplies and tools both in general and in preparation and take-down for specific assignments. Monitors lab activity for safety and industrial practice both as part of the instructional team and in the absence of the primary instructor. Upholds safety, integrity and procedural expectations and operational rules of the program and of the college. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the occupational area through industry visits, reading, trade shows, and other appropriate activities. Represents the program to various public and maintains a professional image of the program and college expectations to students, industry, vendors, and the general public. This position typically works only on the days class is in session, and reports directly to the course instructor. There are 2 vacancies for this position.


• Follow and interpret policies, procedures, standard practices as they pertain to instruction and the college as a whole
• May enhance the teaching of a specific topic as a subject matter expert based on training, experience and/or industry certification
• Monitor student progress as directed by the instructor; monitor labs in instructors’ absences
• Demonstrate industry practices, attitudes, and procedures to students in daily operation of the training course
• Monitors students and demonstrates 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, etc.
• Provide leadership in maintaining safety, cleanliness, and orderliness of labs and classrooms. Assist with monitoring for theft of materials and damage to equipment, bringing all irregularities to the attention of the instructor. Assist with planning, supervision and safety of labs and other instructional spaces including lab use by special audiences, activities of field trips, visitors, or special event and display activities
• Maintain, repair, and clean shop equipment: calibrate as appropriate, and maintain equipment and supply inventories, maintenance schedules, and purchasing records: order equipment and supplies
• 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
• Assist in procuring purchased and donated training aids and materials; receive, inventory and store received material; monitor tool check out and items off campus for repair or maintenance; track and coordinate any shared equipment and tools and schedule any shared lab use
• 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
• Maintain professional relationships with students enrolled in the program, acknowledging boundaries and responsibilities of the job; willingly uphold college policies and report unacceptable activities
• Maintain currency with industry practices; attend advisory committee meetings as needed; provide support for program related activities
• Create and contribute to positive relationships among the staff, students and campus community
• Model and maintains a professional image and demeanor including but not limited to appropriate actions, attitude, attire, speech, cleanliness and employment of personal safety equipment that transmits the message of a top caliber program and embodiment of college expectations to students, industry, vendors, the general public and campus audiences
• May supervise instructional assistants, work study students, temporary help and other helpers
• Perform with consistent reliability including satisfactory attendance and punctuality
• Operate college vehicles in accordance with laws and personal licensure to do so; Maintain licensure as appropriate to the particular job
• Other related duties as assigned


• High school diploma or GED 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 with staff, students, and vendors as an effective team member
• Excellent 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 and current proof of bloodborne pathogens training, or willingness to obtain same within 30 days of employment
• Washington State Driver’s license; 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 as required by program evolution
• We encourage applicants who are multilingual; and those who bring diversity to our workforc

Compensation & Work ScheduleThis is a union covered position. As defined by the current classified bargained agreement, newly hired employees shall be placed between Step C $3,480 and Step F $3,860 of the salary schedule in Appendix A of the Classified Union Bargaining Agreement. Employees hired with an associate degree will be placed at minimum of step D. Employees hired with a bachelor’s or master’s degree will be placed at minimum of step E. Ongoing (Step G- Step M) step advancement is defined by the classified bargained agreement. (Per current bargained agreement, Instructional Support Technicians are scheduled to work when classes are in session. As a result, actual salary may fluctuate depending on number of days worked). Salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. This position works 40 hours per week. Working hours may vary but are typically between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday; schedule to be determined by the supervisor. This is a union-covered position, which requires the payment of membership dues/representation fees. The Classified Bargained Agreement and Appendix can be found Required Online Application Materials

• Online application
• Current resume
• Cover letter
• Contact information for three(3) professional references
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment
• 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 RequirementsAbility 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 VerificationIf you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to workEEO StatementLake 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 Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.Jeanne Clery StatementNotice 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 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. 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. CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
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