Laboratory Assistant, Wind Energy & Integrated Systems Technology

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description

Laboratory Assistant, Wind Energy & Integrated Systems Technology

Job Location


Posted Date

2 years ago(8/31/2021 6:37 PM)



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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


This position is only available for LCCC students enrolled in at least six(6) credit hours/semester. You will need a resume to complete your application.


Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include:

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.


Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.


Start Date: As soon as practical after offer is made. Fall/2021.


Compensation: $14.32 per hour.


Essential Functions

Essential Functions: 

Program Support Functions: This work may be performed in an industrial setting and all Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Standards must be utilized. Work to be performed under the supervision of program faculty is as follows:

  • Assist Instructor set up and validate complex labs; supervise and help guide students performing labs; and tear down and store equipment after labs are complete
  • Read and interpret complex Wind Turbine Generator electrical, mechanical and fluid power drawings, diagrams and schematics
  • Use digital multi-meters, ammeters, insulation resistance testers and other test equipment commonly used to troubleshoot and repair complex electrical faults
  • Safely operate and maintain hydraulic and electric torqueing and tensioning equipment
  • Ensure the correct use of all Personal Protective Equipment
  • Perform Job Safety and Job Hazard Analysis
  • Ensure Wind Energy Technology Nacelle and Hub trainers are kept industrially clean and in operationally ready condition for training
  • Assist with the cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment, tools, and work areas
  • Follow faculty instructions for the preparation of course materials, supplies, or equipment
  • Assist with the organization and inventory of supplies and equipment in accordance with program policy and practices
  • Promptly report any damaged equipment, tools, or safety concerns to program faculty
  • Attend training/instruction on and help facilitate the program safety procedures/practices

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

  • Cleaning and organization of the office and department areas
  • Attend and assist with department meetings and functions as needed
  • Attend applicable training sessions as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in reading and interpreting OEM manuals and technical documents used to maintain, operate and repair Wind Turbine Generators
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other’s needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Excellent understanding of electrical, mechanical and fluid power fundamentals
  • Ability to work in an industrial environment
  • Knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality standards
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with area supervisor to resolve work and college course scheduling conflicts
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process)
  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings – either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means
  • Ability to communicate in an informative manner and effectively listen
  • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines and frequent interruptions
  • Ability to respond to basic inquiries from faculty, staff, or other students
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including computer, copier, fax machine, and telephone

Physical/Mental Demands: 

  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of all employees, students, and donors
  • The essential functions of this position requires the ability to work in an industrial setting including but not limited to working on elevated equipment, roof tops, in confined spaces, electrical equipment, complex machines, and chemicals; appropriate safety precautions, equipment, and procedures must be utilized at all times
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, climbing, stooping, kneeling and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds




  • Associate Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Wind Energy or a related technical program
  • Two years of field experience working on wind turbine generators
  • National Fire Protection Association 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour Workplace Safety Training Certification
  • Wind Turbine Competent Climber and Rescuer Certification


  • Four years of field experience working on wind turbine generators




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.