Research Services Technician

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Services Technician

Job no: 514575
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:71010000 - EHS-ENVR / HLTH / SAFETY-ADMIN

Classification Title:Research Services TechnicianJob Description:

Conducts autoclave monitoring to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Completes associated duties including monitoring using biological indicators, checking gauges, displays or printouts, contacting contracted service providers or departmental representative to ensure timely autoclave repairs, data entry, updating databases, and operating UF/state vehicles.

Conducts fume hood monitoring to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Completes associated duties including fume hood inspection and air flow verification, data entry, maintaining accurate fume hood records, and operating UF/state vehicles.

Completes other duties associated with autoclave and fume hood operation including troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment, providing training to researchers as needed, assisting with equipment commissioning, and providing immediate response to inquiries related to equipment operation/malfunction.

Completes special projects as assigned by the Lab Safety Program Manager including space audits, tracking additional assets, scanning documents, and entering information into databases and other EH&S related duties as assigned.

Performs physical activity involving reaching, lifting, twisting, climbing stairs, walking around campus and driving a UF/state vehicle.

Expected Salary:

$16.00 - $17.00 per hour; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

Valid Florida driver license

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION & TRAINING: Associate’s degree or Vocational training.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of relevant experience working as a lab technician or technical experience in an industrial setting.

KNOWLEDGE:

-Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

-Basic scientific knowledge

-Knowledge of autoclave operation and/or fume hoods preferred

SKILLS:

-Mechanical aptitude

-Problem-solving skills

ABILITIES:

-Ability to work independently

-Punctual and predictable attendance

-Attention to detail and good record-keeping

-Ability to use basic hand tools

-Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing)

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

- Ability to perform physical activity involving reaching, lifting, twisting, climbing stairs, carrying a ~ 15lb backpack, and walking around campus on a tight schedule

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload a copy of your:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. References

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 03 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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