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Niagara County Community College Technology Technical Assistant in Sanborn, New York

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Position Title Technology Technical Assistant

Position Category Full Time Staff

Position Status 12 Month

FLSA Exempt

Advertised Salary $43,811

Department Business & STEM

Working Hours Monday - Friday (Evening and weekend hours may be required)

General Description

Do you thrive in dynamic academic environments? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your technical expertise and make a meaningful impact within our educational community! Join our Business and STEM team as a Technology Technical Assistant!

The Technical Assistant will be responsible for providing technical support in the maintenance, repair, and operation of machines and equipment within the Technology labs of the Business & STEM division of Niagara County Community College. The primary focus of this role is ensuring the functionality and safety of welding and machining equipment, as well as assisting students and faculty with their technical needs. The technical assistant will assist the teaching faculty in managing the Technology laboratories, preparation spaces, equipment, tools and storage spaces to ensure function and compliance with safety standards. This position will also be responsible for purchasing, inventory management, storage, chemical handling and disposal. This position requires someone to have a strong attention to detail and a commitment to safety protocols as well as excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Niagara County Community College provides phenomenal benefits to our employees. Please visit to view our benefits offerings. NCCC’s exceptional work environment fosters growth and personal fulfillment. As an employee, you can expect:

Work-Life Balance: When employees can balance their work and personal lives, they are happier, more productive, and better positioned to support our students. At NCCC , generous paid time off, holiday, and leave policies make this possible. Our college closes for winter break from late December through early January and a week in mid-March for spring recess. In the summer, employees observe a four-day workweek, allowing them to enjoy all that Western New York offers.

Professional Growth: NCCC cares about employees’ professional advancement and development. You will have access to ongoing training, programs, and workshops. We support career growth and encourage employees to pursue further education.

Welcoming Culture: NCCC values the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice as they create a sense of belonging for our students and employees. We foster a collaborative culture that respects and appreciates different perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds which contribute to the richness of our institution. We believe that our diverse, inclusive community enriches the experiences of students and employees alike.

Meaningful Work: At NCCC , your work will directly impact the lives of our students and the region we serve. Our college is for all who are passionate about teaching and focused on supporting students. Our small class sizes facilitate engagement. You will shape students’ futures, prepare them for successful careers, and empower them to contribute to society. Your dedication and expertise will propel students to achieve their educational goals.

Become part of an institution that values employees, positively impacts students’ lives, and invests in its community.

Typical Work Activities

  • Maintaining and preparing all laboratory spaces, equipment and materials for laboratory classes in Welding, Mechanical Technology, and Electronics.

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on welding machines, mechanical tools, and related equipment.

  • Assist instructors and students with equipment setup and breakdown, troubleshooting, and usage during lab sessions.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain safety protocols and procedures for technology laboratories and related facilities.

  • Conduct regular safety inspections and risk assessments of technology laboratories and equipment and address potential safety hazards or malfunctioning equipment.

  • Provide training and guidance to laboratory faculty, staff and students on safe laboratory practices and use of equipment.

  • Collaborate with faculty to develop and implement equipment usage guidelines and safety protocols.

  • Maintain an inventory of spare parts, tools, and consumables necessary for equipment maintenance and repair.

  • Coordinate with external vendors for specialized repairs or procurement of replacement parts.

  • Keep accurate records of maintenance activities, equipment status, and service history.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices in welding technology and recommend updates or upgrades to equipment as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

    Essential Functions

Must be able to operate laboratory equipment; must be able to navigate relationships with a diverse population; must be able to operate computers; must be able to speak to groups; must be able to prepare reports and documentation required in performance of duties; must be able to physically perform the duties of the position; must be able to relate to senior members of the department and administration. This person must also be able to lift 45 lbs.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Welding Technology, Mechanical Technology, Engineering Science or a Welding Certification

  • Two years of experience in welding or mechanical maintenance.

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing welding equipment, including MIG , TIG , and stick welders.

  • Familiarity with mechanical tools and equipment commonly used in welding and fabrication.

    Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in industrial Technology, Welding Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • Experience working in academic or training setting

  • Experience leading the training of others on welding best practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety protocols, and regulations


    About SUNY Niagara

Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stake-holders. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency, and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention and connection between students and faculty.

The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.

NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.

NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

EEO Statement

NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S277P

Open Date 02/22/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions Summary

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 22, 2024. If a viable candidate is not found during the initial review, applications submitted after March 22, 2024 will be considered.

Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:

• cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications

• resume

• unofficial transcripts

• names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references

Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you have at least an Associates degree in Welding Technology, Mechanical Technology, Engineering Science or a Welding Certification?
  • Yes

  • No

    • How many years of experience in welding or mechanical maintenance do you have?
  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 year

  • 2-3 years

  • 3 or more years

    • Are you proficient in troubleshooting and repairing welding equipment, including MIG, TIG, and stick welders?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Are you familiar with mechanical tools and equipment commonly used in welding and fabrication?
  • Yes

  • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Certifications/Licenses

  • Transcript 2

  • Transcript 3