Staff - Part-Time Lab Assistant (Fall 2021)

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Staff - Part-Time Lab Assistant (Fall 2021)

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$16.00 - $18.00 per hour

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Job Description Summary:

The Lab Assistant works closely with Science Faculty in the preparation of materials for classroom laboratories. This position is in charge of managing and organizing all of the lab’s records and other documents. Lab Assistants stay updated on lab policies, safety regulations and other procedures to keep all experiments safe and compliant. However, more importantly, Lab Assistants work in a collaborative environment that focuses on the education of our students.

Start date is August 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Assist instructors in the preparation of materials for classroom laboratories.
•Take inventory of supplies and dissectible specimens.
•Return labs to clean/ready state following classes.
•Maintain MSDS forms for all chemicals and other hazardous materials.
•Maintain and monitor storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste.
•Assemble supplies and equipment needed for assigned lab sections.
•Communicate consistent and timely information with tact and diplomacy.
•Exchange ideas and maintain communication with students, staff, and faculty.
•Work flexible hours.
•Be able to complete duties by planning and organizing work in a timely fashion and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced, demanding environment that requires a high degree of multi-tasking with minimal supervision.
•Perform specialized clerical and technical duties related to assigned area.
•The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

• Minimum of Associate’s Degree in subject from an accredited college or university
• Any combination or equivalent of degree requirement, and or three (3) years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science in a Laboratory Science or an AAS in Biotechnology or Chemical Technology
• Knowledge of:
o Laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
o Familiarity of OSHA regulations and procedures.
o Basic computer skills.
o Oral and written communication skills.
o College organization, operations, policies and objectives.
o Applicable sections of state and federal laws and codes.
o Technical aspects in field of specialty

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. The physical activity of this position.

A. Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
B. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
C. Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
D. Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
E. Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
F. Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
G. Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
H. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
I. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
J. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
K. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
L. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

2. The physical requirements of this position.

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

3. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.

The employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.

4. The conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.

The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time