Laboratory Technician – Chemistry
Antelope Valley College
Laboratory Technician – Chemistry
Full time, 12 months
Salary: Range 16, $3,894.99/mo. + benefits
Deadline: September 9, 2019
Complete job description and application available online at:
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform specialized and technical duties to assist in the operation and maintenance of a chemistry instructional laboratory; performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: E = indicates essential duties of the position
• Assists in the operation and maintenance of a chemistry instructional laboratory; perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient lab operations; prepares solvents and equipment for daily lab activities. (E)
• Assists teachers and students in the use of a variety of equipment, materials and supplies in the chemistry lab; assures proper chemical reagents, solutions, laboratory supplies, models, equipment and instruments are ready for use. (E)
• Prepares and issues materials and equipment for student use; provides assistance to students as appropriate, assigned or according to established procedures; maintains records of materials and equipment used by students. (E)
• Prepare instructional materials and equipment for demonstrations. (E)
• Maintains chemistry laboratory environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; maintains related safety, accident and incident records as required; control and maintain hazardous materials produced during lab experiments and arrange for hazardous materials disposal according to established guidelines and procedures. (E)
• Orders, receives and stores supplies, materials and equipment; maintains inventories. (E)
• Adjusts, cleans, maintains and performs minor repair to equipment; report major repair needs or arrange for repairs according to established procedures. (E)
• Prepares and maintains various records and reports related to laboratory operations. (E)
• Coordinates use of chemistry laboratories ensuring availability of supplies and equipment. (E)
• Operates a variety of equipment related to the chemistry lab. (E)
• Handles and stores waste including hazardous materials; processes waste for disposal. (E)
• Assists instructors with proctoring exams.
• Provides work direction to student worker.
• Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: Associate's degree in chemistry and two years practical experience in chemistry.
• Principles, practices, procedures and equipment of assigned chemistry instructional lab.
• Safety regulations involving area of specialty.
• Principles and practices of providing work direction and training.
• Record-keeping techniques.
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
• District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
• Technical aspects of field of specialty.
• Methods and procedures related to the handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient chemistry lab operations.
• Provide information and assistance to students and staff.
• Assure the care and security of assigned equipment, materials and supplies.
• Maintain learning equipment in proper working order.
• Issue and receive equipment and supplies.
• Plan and organize work.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Meet schedules and time lines.
• Maintain records and prepare reports.
WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Not applicable – no permanent full-time staff to supervise.
CONTACTS: Instructors, student worker, students, vendors, other departmental personnel.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to set up chemistry lab experiments and operate lab equipment.
• Lifting and carrying heavy objects.
• Pulling and pushing carts.
• Reaching to grasp and move supplies.
• Instructional chemistry lab environment.
• Exposure to fumes and potentially hazardous chemicals.
For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at https://www.avc.edu/administration/hr/employment or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.