Laboratory Technician

Employer
Hartwick College
Location
Oneonta, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Date: April 29, 2022
Title: Laboratory Technician                         

Description: The Laboratory Technician will work to deliver accurate and timely analysis of submitted client samples in the Center for Craft Food and Beverage service testing laboratory.  Reporting to the Director of the Center, the Laboratory Technician will conduct testing of beer and brewing raw materials including grains and malts following standard operating procedures and approved methods. 

In this relatively small lab within a small, liberal arts college, team members must be flexible and willing to undertake a wide range of activities and responsibilities, including some which may not normally be part of this job description.

It is important to us that the individual filling this position has an aptitude to learn new skills, to think “outside the box”, motivate themselves and be willing to work in a dynamic environment where fixed routines may not always be the norm.

Collaborative attitude is preferred. The CCFB has many different clients and we ask that you’re someone who understands that this is more than a “push results out the door” lab. We strive to reinforce our values and inclusive atmosphere through the following characteristics:

  • High level of integrity
  • Communicate regularly
  • Commit to and support the team
  • Facilitate success on the team
  • Decisive decision making
  • Ability to ask questions and discuss answers

Responsibilities

  • Prepare test materials and conduct analytical testing using standard operating procedures and approved methods.
  • Collect and record test results using spreadsheet and database software.
  • Conduct routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Receive client samples and maintain inventory logs.
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping maintaining the lab in a presentable state at all times.
  • As a representative of the College, must comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Food Science. 

Previous laboratory experience, working within the malting, brewing, distilling, or food science industries is preferred.

  • Ability to perform basic laboratory skills in a safe manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications including Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with basic lab instrumentation and glassware
  • Ability to understand, record and communicate technical data
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate testing and share resources
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

The employee must work with and be exposed to hazardous chemicals. The employee must wear appropriate personal protective clothing and/or equipment.  The employee must work in an environment where there is exposure to grain and flour dust. 

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume; 
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Organization

Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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