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Industry, Engineering & Trades


Autobody Program



Reports To: 

Manager II, Lab Materials

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited



College of Western Idaho values work-life balance.  Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future. Our total compensation for benefited employees, includes health and retirement plans (employer generous contributions), paid time off, opportunities to continue and/or pursue personal development, and much more.  For additional details visit Office of Group Insurance.


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.


Position Summary:

The Shop Assistant for the Autobody Program will assist students in the lab, maintain and repair hand and power tools; maintain tool and equipment inventory, and supply room for applied technology or academic program labs at College of Western Idaho (CWI). Procure, issue, and secure tools, supplies, and equipment; maintain computerized inventory systems; perform related work.


Essential Functions:

• Assist instructors with instruction in the lab
• Purchase all tools and products needed within the department budget

• Maintenance and Repair
o Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and upgrade power tools
o Fabricate training aids
o Research new or replacement equipment

• Lab equipment
o Issue tools, supplies, manuals, and power equipment for use in CWI educational
o Monitor expendable supply reorder levels
o Secure tools, equipment, and facility after classes. Clean lab and lab equipment
as needed

• Inventory
o Prepare and maintain computerized and physical inventory and prepare work order reports
o Ensure hazardous materials are stored and safely disposed
o Ensure that Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) records are current for all products
• Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

• Experience in Autobody Technology to include knowledge and practical
experience of an Autobody shop, 1-2 years experience preferred
• Working knowledge of inventory methods, materials, and supplies procurement and
handling, storing, and shipping methods
• Experience working with MSDS sheets and safety procedures for caustic, flammable, and
hazardous products
• Experience using equipment service manuals to troubleshoot and repair or upgrade
power tools and equipment
• Experience using computerized point of sale and inventory system preferred

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions which include:
• Repetitive lifting
• Carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds
• Working with chemicals
• Working with power equipment


If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.