Natural Sciences Lab Technician--Chemistry/Biology

Joliet, Illinois
May 03, 2016
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description: POSITION: TECHNICIAN, NATURAL SCIENCES LAB SPNATS-TECH01 STATUS:Part Time DEPARTMENT:Natural Sciences and Physical Education, Main Campus DIVISION:Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION:Non-exempt UNION:Support and Technical REPORTS TO:Department Chair. PLACEMENT: Support Staff Grade 5 MINIMUM PAY RATE:$16.27 per hour Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. POSITION SUMMARY ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Prepare laboratory setups and chemical solutions for biology and chemistry classes. All preparations are under the direction of the biological and physical sciences lab supervisors at JJC main campus. 2.Prepare microbiological culture media. 3.Handle preserved materials and cadaver maintenance as required. 4.Monitor laboratories, clean and store materials after experiments are completed. 5.Perform daily care and feeding of all laboratory organisms. 6.Ensure the safety and security of the laboratories. Ensure the proper handling and disposal of hazardous chemical and bio-hazardous waste. 7.Coordinate laboratory work with main campus lab supervisors and/or instructors. 8.Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1.High school or equivalent. 2.Ability to use computer technology, laboratory equipment and apparatus. 3.Attentiveness to detail, multitasking and initiative, with ability to work accurately, efficiently and cooperatively within a diverse population. 4.Ability to work a flexible schedule, may include evenings and some weekends and/or work assignments at Main and Romeoville Campuses. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1.Associate's Degree or equivalent in Physical Sciences. 2.Related work experience in a position of equivalent responsibility. 3.Familiarity with Mac and PC computers. 4.Working knowledge of chemical handling, disposal and safety procedures. WORK SCHEDULE 1.Approximately 25-28 hours per week, at least 4 days per week or permission of the NS/PE department chairperson. 2.Some duties may be assigned at JJC Romeoville Campus laboratories. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1.Normal office physical demands. 2.Ability to travel between locations as needed. 3.Some moderate lifting required. WORKING CONDITIONS 1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual laboratory setting and/or outdoor laboratories (JJC Natural Areas). Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract. Application Procedures: "Apply to this Job at" Application Deadline: Open until filled Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.