Welding Trainer - Trane Company / Business & Industry

Western Technical College   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 28, 2024
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Position Summary
Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice. Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

Summary of position: Train, test and record the qualifications of welder’s and controlling the Welder Index. This position works to promote social justice within the division and the larger academic institution.  

This position will be located at Trane Company in La Crosse WI 


  1. Essential Functions
    Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.  Regular attendance is required. 
  2. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.
  3. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western’s culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.
  4. Coordinate welding manufacturing technology and training - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
    • Schedule welder’s for training
    • Administer proficiency required for welder training and welder test
    • Update inactive welder qualifications • Control and issue the Welder Index
    • Disseminate Welder Index sheet “Welder Index Addition List” to Factory Managers
    • Review the welding procedure specifications (WPS) listed on Form A995 and determine if pre-requisite WPS’ and special training subjects, if changes are identified modify practices to meet compliance
  5. Advising and additional training - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
    • Conduct specialized training topics (i.e. safety)
    • Monitor, advise and disseminate American Welding Society Welder qualifications
    • Review with the welder each welding procedure specification and welder’s performance qualifications involved for each test (WPQT)
  6. Student support - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
    • Maintain required records, advise results, and identify additional necessary training
    • Collect and maintain student records which include registration, attendance and assessment               

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 7 years (14,000 hours) verifiable occupational experience in welding and brazing OR
  • Technical Diploma in Welding with 4.5 years (9,000 hours) verifiable occupational experience in welding OR
  • Associates Degree in Welding and 3.5 years (7,000 hours) verifiable occupational experience in welding and brazing OR
  • Bachelor's Degree with 2 years (4,000 hours) occupational experience in welding and brazing


Required Certification/Licenses:

  • Qualified to obtain or already has American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Must obtain within 6 months of hire date

Required Testing:

  • Hearing Baseline Test and annual Audiogram.


Special Instructions/About Western
This position reports to:  BIS Program Manager
Starting annual salary range based on education and experience: $58,325 - $75,822
This position would include competitive salary, along with a wide variety of benefits available to full-time Western Technical College Employees.  These benefits include: health, dental, life, retirement - Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), voluntary vision, supplemental Allstate insurance (accident, critical illness and cancer), pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance plans, flexible spending account for health & dependent care, employee assistance program (EAP), and tax sheltered annuity programs -457 & 403(b). 
Applicant review will begin:   Monday, March 11, 2024
Start Date of:  April 2024

This position will be located at Trane Company in La Crosse WI
Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)
Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator
Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer.