Welding Technician

Location US-WI-Eau Claire
Posting #
Part-time, Limited-term
FLSA Status
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
Starting hourly rate of $20.10 - $25.14. Pay rate will be commensurate with qualifications.
Hours per Week
40 hours per week when classes are in session fall, spring, and summer terms; plus approximately one week of prep time prior to and after each term. This position is part-time (88%), based on working approximately 46 weeks annually.
Work Schedule
6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday during designated work weeks. This position is student-focused and may require the ability to adjust schedule to meet college, department, and student needs. This is a grant-funded, limited-term position through June 30, 2025.
Anticipated Start Date
August 2023

Overview and Responsibilities





Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is seeking a qualified candidate for a Welding Technician position, based out of Bloomer, WI. This position will assisit with welding training on site at various locations within CVTC's 11-county district for employers and K-12 schools. Assignments will include High School Academies.


The Welding Technician is responsible for demonstrating setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures and related operational welding skills to students; ordering and maintaining materials supply inventory; maintaining lab equipment; fabricating and welding projects as needed; and preparing reports. This position reports to the Director of Apprenticeship & STEM Initiatives and is provided work direction by the Welding/Welding Fabrication Program Director.



  • Demonstrate and supervise setup and operation of welding/welding fabrication equipment under a variety of environments and technologies taught in program coursework: SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, PAC, OAC, GMAW-S, GMAW-P, robotic Welders, saws, sanders, fabrication equipment.
  • Transport Mobile Welding Lab to K12 and employer sites for onsite training needs.
  • Set up lab equipment for daily activities and help students troubleshoot equipment during class.
  • Conduct electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment and assist with documentation and revision of materials.
  • Provide guidance to Welding/Welding Fabrication students in a shared lab environment.
  • Organize supplies and tools and clean and inspect workstations.
  • Perform basic maintenance on lab equipment.
  • Conduct equipment inspections and maintain equipment records.
  • Support program recruitment activities.
  • Perform welding and cutting with SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, PAC, OAC, GMAW-S, GMAW-P, and GMAW-Spray processes.
  • Independently learn and stay current on proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Interpret hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical prints and use manufacturer parts manuals for ordering replacement parts or assemblies.
  • Read welding blueprints and engineering drawings to determine material specifications, requirements, and task sequences.
  • Verify quality conformance of welded and fabricated work pieces with squares, rulers, and measuring tapes.
  • Knowledge of inventory control systems, procedures, and record-keeping methods.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, instructors, other college employees, and cooperating agencies.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to weld in all positions.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


  • Minimum of two years technical welding or industrial maintenance experience related to welding or fabrication.
  • Experience maintaining and repairing equipment including pneumatic, hydraulic, machining, fabrication, robotics, and welding equipment.
  • Experience with machine repair including electrical troubleshooting using voltmeter and ammeter testing.
  • Formal training in Welding, Industrial Maintenance, or related area preferred.
  • Additional customized/specialized maintenance training preferred.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Inventor, or SolidWorks preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record, including meeting all requirements as indicated by CVTC’s insurance carrier.
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). If CDL is not held at the time of hire, must have the ability to obtain within six months of hire.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Forklift, Manlift, crane, OSHA 10, and hoist operation certifications.


In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

The College is seeking to attract diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

Benefits Summary

2023 annual benefits prorated based on 88% of full-time include:

  • 3 – 4 weeks of paid vacation time based on years of service, prorated based on percent of full-time
  • 10 paid holidays, if the holiday falls on a regularly scheduled work day
  • Paid winter break - varies each year based on academic calendar and, at a minimum, includes days between Christmas and New Year’s holidays (some exceptions may apply for essential workers) and is prorated based on percent of full-time
  • 4 paid personal days, prorated based on percent of full-time
  • 15 paid sick days for absences due to illness, injury, or doctor and dentist appointments of the employee, dependent children, spouse, or parents of the employee or spouse, prorated based on percent of full-time
  • Paid bereavement time
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA); CVTC contributes $3,400 annually for a family plan or $1,700 annually for a single plan to your HSA
  • Wellness incentive of up to $600 for employees enrolled in CVTC’s health insurance
  • Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Vision insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Life and long-term disability insurance premiums paid by CVTC (must meet minimum requirements)
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), CVTC matches 6.8%, vested at 5 years of credible service (must meet minimum requirements)
  • 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
  • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development
  • Access to expansive collection of college and public library resources for personal and professional use
  • Free or low-cost services offered by CVTC program students, such as computer repair, automotive repair, Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa, and 620 West restaurant and culinary pop ups 

Benefits begin on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period), with the exception of tuition reimbursement.



CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Talent & Culture, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


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