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Lab Assistant (Evening) Welding Technology
Title:Lab Assistant (Evening) Welding Technology
Department:Automotive Technology
Location:Technical Education Center
Posting Date:N/A
Initial Screening Date:N/A



Division: Technical Education Center
Department: Welding
Job title: Lab Assistant (Evening) – Welding Technology
Reports to: Welding Instructor
Supervises: N/A
Position type: Part-Time up to 29 hours per week.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Purpose: Work with and assist Welding Technology instructor(s).


  • Provide technical guidance in the performance of specific tasks in the welding program.
  • Observe and document student performance of tasks assigned by welding instructors.
  • Ensure safety practices are followed by students.
  • Follow required pollution prevention procedures in the handling of chemicals and waste products.
  • Maintain records of the orders for proper accountability of materials.
  • Maintain control of college owned specialty tools for use by students.
  • Enforce all rules and regulations, per the college’s guidelines and other enforcement agencies that govern student practices of KCKCC.
  • Assist in the responsibilities of the transportation of students during field trips per the College’s policies and guidelines.
  • Travel with students to off campus activities.
  • Must Assist with organizing all aspects of welding technology projects, include good customer relationships, meeting deadlines and producing quality work
  • Give demonstrations on SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, OAW and various cutting processes.
  • Capable to present some lecture on SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, OAW and various cutting processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the respective instructor.
  • Work schedule will be part-time, 29 or less hours per week. 


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


  • Must know and be able to teach proper and correct techniques in welding technology.
  • Must have the ability to work with individuals of various backgrounds and abilities.
  • Must understand the philosophy of the urban, open-door community college.
  • Applicant must have basic knowledge on repairs to welding machines.
  • Familiar with welding fabrication.
  • Capable of welding in all four plate positions with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW.
  •  Have general knowledge of OAW, OFC, PAC and CAC-A.
  • Must be flexible in work schedule.  Hours will be 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.  Hours may vary when evening classes are not in session.
  • Applicant must be  able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis


  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience as a welding technician performing the varied duties in an welding shop environment. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Certification in welding technology is preferred.


Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.

To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s).  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process.  Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.

Salary:   Competitive rate of pay.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department. Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.


KCKCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

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