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Senior Tool Crib/Instructional Assistant in Welding Program

Reference ID: 16-3106
Construction, Mining and Trades
Education and Training
Part Time
Duncan, BC     

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The Faculty of Trades and Technology at VIU is accepting applications for the position, Senior Tool Crib / Instructional Assistant in the Welding program. This temporary, part-time position has a start date of October 13 and will be based on our Cowichan Campus.


The Senior Tool Crib/Instructional Assistant will:

  • Maintain, issue and receive tools, equipment and supplies to students and instructors.
  • Assist Instructors in regards to student usage of specialized tools and equipment.
  • Repair and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, assess and correct equipment problems arising in the welding area.
  • Determine requirements and maintain an uninterrupted supply of materials and consumables.
  • Prepare specialized welding equipment for a variety of processes to be used for teaching purposes.
  • Instructional support including equipment/process preparation and moving of equipment.
  • Assures processes and procedures are followed as per industry norm and curriculum.
  • Meet with suppliers and manufacturers' representatives to obtain specifications and prices on equipment and supplies.
  • Repair welding equipment for all the Trades & Applied Technology Departments.
  • Answer telephone inquiries.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 (Level B), or equivalent, certification.
  • Seven years or more recent relevant experience.
  • A good knowledge of the welding trade, supply and equipment requirements and operation of machine tools.
  • Knowledge of the electrical field together with the care and use of a broad range of hand tools.
  • Knowledge and skill to repair grinders, drills, saws and other electrical tools as well as all the welding equipment in the shop.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the adult learner.
  • Must successfully complete the Vancouver Island University forklift operators training program within two months.
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications appropriate to Tool Room operation and inventory.
  • Good interpersonal skills in dealing with students, instructors and suppliers.
  • This position necessitates exposure to many adverse and undesirable conditions, which require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely.
  • Safety footwear and protective eyewear is required in the shop.
  • Valid OFA Level 2 Certificate required (or obtain as per CUPE Letter of Agreement #3, see


Apply online by October 13, 2016 at


Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Posted: October 22, 2016
Closes:December 21, 2016
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