LAB ASSISTANT - Machine Tool Technology (Part Time)

In this challenging role, you will be supporting the MTT - Machine Tool Technology - Instructor. This is a part time position for 30 hours a week.

Application Submission


Submit a cover letter, resume, and application (click here to download the application) to:

Valerie Scollon
Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Murfreesboro
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN  37129
615-898-8010 Ext.145

Application Deadline


Required Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of full-time work experience in the Machining
  • The ability to effectively communicate and teach students the knowledge of the machine tool trade and tools.
  • Ability to operate lathes, mills and surface grinders.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Drafting and CAD fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of Programming & Operation of CNC Machining & Turning Centers.
  • Knowledge of Programming & Operation of Wire EDM’s

Preferred Qualifications

  • An Associate’s Degree or Technical Diploma in Machine Tool Technology
  • 3D Modeling CAD Design.
  • Gold, Silver, or Bronze Work Keys certificate.


  • Assist instructor with lab courses and the use of all equipment in this profession.
  • Operate lathes, mills, and surface grinders and apply all safety regulations.
  • Operate Solid Works, AutoCAD, FUSION 360 and MasterCam.
  • Assist with class preparations following syllabus guidelines.
  • Assist with maintaining a safe work environment for students and enforce all safety rules.
  • Check and report daily any equipment malfunctions.
  • Provide instructor with details about students that need extra assistance.
  • Assist with clean-up procedures following each lab.
  • Assist with inventory management of perishables.
  • Perform other tasks and duties independently as required by the Instructor.

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents