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Construction Technology Lab Assistant

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Basic Function and Responsibility:

  • The lab assistant will assist the faculty in assessing student progress, instruction and be responsible for safety requirements on the job site.
  • Function as a team with faculty to promote, develop and deliver quality education programs that are in the best interest of the students and the college.
  • Organize and teach labs as assigned by the Academic Dean.
  • Conduct labs for the entire period scheduled and in a punctual manner.
  •  Assist with the retention of the students to the program.
  •  Maintain competency and knowledge of current practice and trends in residential construction pedagogy.
  • Maintain program equipment, making reports of repairs as needed to the Academic Dean
  • Ensure that the job site is a clean and safe environment for student learning.
  • Proficiently complete additional duties as assigned.

Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing, sitting, or climbing.  Requires frequent bending, stooping, or stretching. May require lifting up to 60 lbs.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.

Typical Working Conditions:

This is a part-time position.  Lab assistant assignment is located in Council Bluffs.  Work schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays  7:00am – 4:00pm.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate punctuality on all requests from the Academic Dean

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Self-directed, able to work with minimal supervision and be held accountable for performance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
  • Effective organizational skills, particularly as they relate to the teacher-learning process.
  • Capable of creating a safe environment which is conducive to student learning.
  • An understanding of the community college philosophy and the community college student.
  • Commitment to cultural diversity among students, faculty and the curriculum


Required:  Associate Degree related to construction or 5 years of residential construction experience.

Supervision Received:

General supervision received from Academic Dean.

Supervision Exercised:


Job Details

Date Posted December 14, 2017
Date Closes February 12, 2018
Address 2700 College Rd
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department ACSTV-Academic Affairs
Job Type Part-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers
Zipcode 51503
Name Human Resources Director
Address 2700 College Road
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
FAX (712)325-3739

This job requires the following skills

  • Construction Worker - Industry
  • Community College Administration
  • Community College Teacher