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Instructor Technician in Fabrication & Welding

Job Ref: BS1425 | Applications Close: 22 Apr 2024, 23:59
icon_wallet£23,223 per annum, Support Scale, Fixed Point 22 Plus £1,000 per annum Shortage Skills Allowance
icon_calendarFull-Time, Full Year Support Contract
icon_mappinLancaster & Morecambe College
icon_clock37 hours per week
icon_piechartEnergy, Engineering & Construction
icon_holiday28* Days + Bank Holiday entitlement and College Closure Days, *2 days to be taken on identified dates during the Christmas closure period as notified on the College calendar *Annual Leave must be taken in non-term-time periods
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Job Description

Do you want to support aspiring Fabrication and Welding engineers to achieve their career goals in a practical way?

Lancaster and Morecambe College are seeking a fabrication and welding instructor and maintenance technician to join our Construction and Engineering department, working alongside tutors in our state-of-the-art Construction Centre. Your responsibilities will include the instruction of practical sessions to small groups of leaners, focusing on practical skills and development, as well as ensuring a healthy and safe environment.

You should have industrial experience in Welding or a related discipline, and hold Level 2/3 qualifications in Fabrication or Welding. We will support you over time to achieve an in-house teaching qualification. This role provides an ideal opportunity for someone considering a gradual transition from the trade into teaching, passing on skills to a new generation.

Benefits include Local Government Pension Scheme (employer contribution 20.4%), generous leave entitlement, Cycle to Work scheme, opportunities for continuing professional development and good staff support services. For more information and to apply, visit the college website www.lmc.ac.uk. Please note, CVs are not accepted.

All posts are subject to a DBS Disclosure in line with our policy of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners. Any specific Safeguarding duties applicable to this post are outlined in the job description.

Job Title INSTRUCTOR TECHNICIAN IN FABRICATION & WELDING
Salary Range Support Scale, Fixed Point 22 £23,223 per annum Plus £1,000 per annum Shortage Skills Allowance
Department Energy, Engineering & Construction 
Hours per Week

37

Terms of Employment Full-Time, Full Year Support Contract 
Annual Leave Entitlement 28 days* + Bank Holidays and College Closure Days *2 days to be taken on identified dates during the Christmas closure period as notified on the College calendar *Annual Leave must be taken in non-term-time periods
Responsible to Programme Area Manager

All posts are subject to a DBS Disclosure in line with our policy of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners

Evening work may be required, for which time off in lieu will be given.

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Closing date: Monday, 22nd April 2024

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

Job Purpose:  

  • To provide technical support in Fabrication & Welding to maintain a healthy and safe environment which is ready to support learning activities.
  • To support learning through the instruction of practical sessions focusing on practical skills development.
  • To maintain workshops, machinery and equipment to a high industry standard and comply with HSE recommendations and College Health & Safety policy and procedures.
  • To ensure stock and consumable levels are maintained and waste material is disposed of in compliance with environmental and sustainable considerations.

Evening work may be required, for which time off in lieu will be given.

Key Tasks / Responsibilities:

  1. Take full responsibility for workshops within the team, supervising these areas to enable open workshop availability for learners outside timetabled classes.
  2. Assist in the supervision/instruction of trainees working in the workshops, including covering practical sessions and instructing high quality learning experiences for learners to develop their technical skills in line with the Scheme of Learning prepared by the tutor.
  3. Have knowledge of, understand and implement all regulations controlling health and safety in the Fabrication & Welding industry acting as a suitable role model for high standards of legal compliance and ensuring that all the relevant legislation and the College’s own health and safety requirements are adhered to by learners and staff at all times.
  4. Have nominated responsibility for the supervision, maintenance and housekeeping of specified areas including the preparation of workshops and classrooms for use by staff and students.
  5. Prepare materials, equipment and machinery for use by staff and students in workshops and classrooms including teaching aids and visual aids, where appropriate.
  6. Complete formal equipment checks, RAMS and COSHH assessments including any records to maintain equipment to a safe standard, undertaking minor repairs and refurbishment of equipment in line with Operational Safety Group practice.
  7. Issue consumables and resources to staff and students in accordance with departmental policy and practices.
  8. Maintain an efficient stock control system, including ordering and receipting of stock, ensuring adequate supplies of consumables and materials are available for use by staff and students and accurate financial, stock and waste records are maintained.
  9. Undertake rigorous general maintenance and housekeeping of workshops, equipment, machinery, classrooms and storerooms to a high standard, including systematic in-depth cleaning and maintenance during non-term-time periods. Ensure equipment and system checks are properly recorded for audit.
  10. Provide a high quality, professional image and environment as directed by the Programme Area Manager Energy, Engineering & Construction, always striving to achieve consistently high quality technical and practical support.
  11. If and when qualified, depending on the needs of the department, be prepared to undertake formal assessments of students’ competencies in workshop tasks, and/or Internal Verification of formal assessment.
  12. Provide support in other areas of the college when required, including working with the Estates team during non-term-time periods on-site maintenance and refurbishment projects.
  13. Issue, maintain, clean, store and order PPE for staff, students and visitors.
  14. Others duties commensurate with the grade of post as required.

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Closing date: Monday, 22nd April 2024

College Responsibilites

  • Contribute to the quality improvement process;
  • Work within health and safety guidelines and be aware of your responsibilities for health and safety;
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures;
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of young persons and vulnerable adults;
  • Value and promote equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • Undertake professional development to ensure skills and qualifications are up to date;
  • Participate in meetings and events as required, e.g. Team meetings, parents’ evenings, etc.
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and show commitment to the College and its mission.
  • Adhere to College Support (customer service) Standards;
  • Adhere to the College Values:
    Community – caring, collaborative and inclusive; 
    Opportunity – accessible, aspirational and transformativen

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Disclosure & Barring Service:  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate

Skills & Experience Required

Experience 

Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • Minimum 5 years’ industrial experience in Welding or related discipline (required to undertake assessment or IV tasks)
  • Experience in Fabrication & Welding
  • A proven understanding of Health and Safety requirements in workshop environments

Desirable - Measured by application form and interview

  • Experience of working as a technician in an education environment or similar
  • Demonstration of relevant practical skills within a learning environment or with apprentices in the workplace
  • Experience in using / maintaining machinery, including but not limited to – Pressbrake, Plasma cutter, Guillotine, Drill press, Bandsaws, Welders and Oxy fuel cutters.
  • Writing and preparing RAMS
  • Stock management
  • Testing and maintaining Metal working fluids (MWF)

Qualifications

Essential - Measured by application form and certificate

  • Level 2/3 NVQ (or equivalent) in Fabrication or Welding
  • GCSE in Maths and English or equivalent Level 2 qualification*
  • Level 3 teaching qualification (within agreed timeframe)
  • First Aid qualification (within agreed timeframe)

Desirable - Measured by application form and certificate

  • Levels 3 & 4 Training Assessment & Quality Assurance Award (or within agreed timeframe)
  • FLT operator / Abrasive Wheels / Machine safety / Managing gas cylinders BOC
  • Health & Safety qualification

Skills / Abilities

Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • High standard of Welding/hand fitting skills
  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physically fit (for manual handling) with good hand eye coordination and dexterity (for machine operation)
  • Computer literate
  • Able to set up, maintain, clean and use to a professional standard a wide range of specific industrial tools and machinery (incl. change tooling)
  • Adherence to health & safety standards in the workplace
  • Committed to operate a tidy workshop at all times
  • Ability to act as a professional role model to young people as they prepare for work

Desirable - Measured by application form and interview

  • Skills in other allied trade areas 

Personal

Essential - Measured by presentation and interview 

  • Suitable to work with young people and vulnerable adults, understanding the needs of students with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • A positive and flexible approach

Desirable - Measured by presentation and interview 

  • A current driving licence 

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

About Us

JOIN OUR TEAM

Lancaster & Morecambe College is a thriving FE College, rated GOOD by Ofsted and justifiably proud of its strong links with our local community. Located between Lancaster and Morecambe, and within commuting distance of Central Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, our industry-standard facilities attract colleagues from across the North West.

We are excited to be working in partnership with the Eden Project & local partners to develop the Morecambe Bay Curriculum to meet future employment needs and to utilise our wonderful local landscape as a unique learning resource. 

LMC is a respectful, welcoming safe space to work, learn and thrive with high expectations for all. Valued as a significant local employer, we work hard to provide a supportive, productive and fulfilling working environment for our staff. We are always looking for talented and innovative people to join us.

Staff Benefits & College Facilities

Valued as a significant local employer, we work hard to provide a supportive, productive and fulfilling working environment for our staff. In addition to a friendly team culture and a range of excellent on-site facilities, we offer:

  • Relevant staff training and development and good progression opportunities
  • Defined Benefit Pension Schemes for all staff (Local Government and Teachers' Pensions Schemes)
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • A range of family-friendly and other supportive HR policies
  • FREE College gym membership
  • Dedicated Occupational Health
  • On site The Salon, Restaurant and catering facilities
  • FREE parking
  • Cycle2work, a Government initiative that allows you to make huge Tax and National Insurance savings on the cost of a new bike and safety equipment via a salary sacrifice scheme

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Apply For this Position

Please download the application form here and email the completed form and a covering letter to jobs@lmc.ac.uk

We will process your form once received. Please note that sending a CV will not be accepted or processed.

Thank you.