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      Welding Laboratory Technician

Welding Laboratory Technician

locationKnoxville, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024
Full Time

Title: Welding Laboratory Technician

Department:  Engineering & Media Technologies

Number of Positions: 1

Classification: 3/On campus

Position #: 600000

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

Pay Rate: $38,870.00 - $47,730.00/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application.

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application: Resume, transcripts and three professional references.

Reference check requirements:

·   Non-supervisory roles: three current or former supervisors or two current or former supervisors and one professional reference

​·   Personal references (friends, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references.

Position Summary: The overall purpose of this job is to provide technical support for lab equipment and machinery in the Welding Technology labs and offices, including but not limited to ordering and maintaining inventory supplies, consumables, and materials used for student labs.

Essential Functions:

20% Repair or replace defective laboratory equipment.

20% Host and supervise open labs.

10% Teach labs as needed.

10% Maintain laboratory equipment.

10% Order and maintain supplies used for student labs.

5% Design and build new lab equipment.

5% Research / Order new lab equipment.

5% Maintain stock of commonly used parts for quick response to problems.

5% Supervise student workers.

5% Recruitment for the Welding Technology program.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Key Results Areas: Department lab equipment maintained in good / safe working order for student use. Fast, in house response to problems and breakdowns. In house design of equipment for specific teaching requirements. Support Department equipment and students.

Job Requirements: 

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Welding, Welding Technology, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university, OR,
  • A postsecondary diploma and/or a nationally recognized certification and/or completion of a union apprenticeship with the ability to achieve an Associate’s degree in Welding, Welding Technology, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university within (5) years of initial employment date (candidates must take 6 credit hours per academic year).
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in related field(s).

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.


  • Attention to detail; organized
  • Possess analytical and technical skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position
  • Prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Prepare/edit detailed laboratory procedures/instructions, schedules, project descriptions, purchase requirements/justifications
  • Be proactive to the requirements of the job
  • Follow directions as provided
  • Communicate effectively (Written and verbal)
  • Operate, calibrate, maintain and repair a variety of laboratory equipment in the areas of responsibility
  • Adhere to safety requirements and College policies
  • Ability to engage in the College’s mission and values

Complexity & Creativity:

In house design of equipment for specific teaching requirements.  Meets with professors to set goals, specification, and budget for new devices. Generate parts and supply list and find vendors with best price/quality. Create documentation. Adheres to PSTCCs Policies and procedures.

Magnitude of Impact:

Position primarily impacts the engineering and media technology department. Actions are evident anytime classes are in progress. Occasionally it may also impact other departments such as Procurement Services or Facilities. The timeframe is immediate to within days or weeks. Long term impacts are infrequent.

Responsibility for Accuracy: Preparing the wrong material needed, and not maintaining accurate supply records.

Financial Impact: Responsible for finding best price/suppliers for parts, supplies, and equipment for daily operation of department labs. Over ordering or buying wrong or no longer used equipment would waste funds.


Find vendors with best price / quality.

Judgement and Decisions:

Review current enrollment with ordering lab supplies. Supervisor reviews orders.

Nature of Contacts:

Students: Lab assignments, Course Work, Assigned Projects, Open Labs

Vendors: Replacement parts/ warranty service

Lab Equipment Suppliers: New Equipment and replacement parts

Full-time Employment Benefits:

  • Insurance Options: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long-term Disability, FSA/HSA 
  • Wellness Incentive Program, if enrolled in health plan
  • Educational Assistance: Fee Waiver, Spouse/Dependent discounts, Audit/Non-Credit, Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Options: Tennessee traditional pension plan option (TCRS), 401k with $100 company match, 457, 403b
  • Employee Discount program with over 900+ companies
  • 14 Paid Holidays/Year Includes paid days off the last week of December
  • Sick Leave Bank
  • Longevity Pay
  • Many opportunities for professional development

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at recruiting@pstcc.edu.

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