Under limited supervision, maintains the science laboratories for the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Geology; oversees and supervises the preparation of laboratories for the classroom with 2 temporary, part-time staff. This is a full-time, 12 month benefit eligible position, typically M-F, 8-5, with daily availability for questions and troubleshooting with faculty and staff.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupervise part-time staff: train, prioritize, and assign work; evaluate performance and make hiring, firing, and disciplinary recommendations.Maintain adequate inventory, recommend purchases, communicates with outside vendors.Coordinate with faculty to plan, design, coordinate, and recommend facility changes and equipment needs, including new products and technology; ensure regular maintenance of equipmentMonitor area budgets for accuracy and discrepancies, ensures that the budget is appropriately utilized to manage and upgrade lab infrastructure but not overspent.Assist with annual budget development; sustain communication about budget with departmental faculty.Oversee the daily operations of the lab prep area for all science classes, including but not limited to preparation of chemical solutions, microbiological media and cultures, and consumables adequately stocked.In coordination with Human Resources, manage all aspects of safety and security of staff, students, and equipment to compliance with local state, federal regulations (chemical and biological safety; OSHA training and disposal procedures).Complete training in laboratory safety and hazardous waste disposal, maintain currency. Ensure that faculty and staff are aware of hazardous waste disposal training; Arrange annual disposal of hazardous waste in collaboration with proper collection agencies.Update and maintain safety manuals for laboratory procedures for classroom and preparatory area and conduct routine inspection and maintenance of safety equipment.Coordination of updates and maintenance for laboratory prep manuals for student lab activities with faculty.Assist faculty with equipment and supplies; offer technical assistance as needed.Responsible for ordering any supplies/equipment as needed for course related labs, dealing with the business office and handling the shipments as they come inCoordinating Field Trip logistics and receipts – vehicle rentals, hotel rooms/campsites, gas/food receipts.Performs other duties as assigned NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of science lab maintenance principles and practices. Skill in supervising and training others as well as positive interactions with others. Able to apply a high level of detail to the work. Knowledgeable with lab safety protocols. Skill in oral, written, and interpersonal communication and bi-lingual a plus.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, and three years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job and/or as approved by the Human Resources department.