Science Lab Technician

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.
Requisition Number: 2022-117
Posting Start Date: 7/5/2022
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Associates
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Science Lab Technician Responsibilities/Duties

Class Essential Duties:

Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.

Order and take regular inventory of lab equipment and supplies.

Assist students and faculty in assigned area.

Work with instructors in the operation of assigned area.

Maintain all records pertinent to daily operations.

Assist in the supervision of student aides and temporary/hourly staff.

Prepare chemicals and equipment for use during class.

Assist with and prepare experiments.

Perform in-class instruction on supplemental issues.

Maintain chemical and lab safety standards.

Essential Job Duties

Are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Essential Duties:

1.Maintain microbiology stock culture collection used for preparation of class/student cultures.

Prepare all culture media biological strains, reagents and bacteria slides; conform to regulations and policies governing proper handling and disposal of hazardous biological wastes and avoidance of contagion by blood-borne pathogens.

3. Performs preventative maintenance on the department’s microscopes, autoclave and biological hoods; maintain and perform any repairs to Anatomy and Physiology models and bones.

4. Maintain a complete department inventory of materials and supplies needed for the biology laboratories.

5. Prepare and submit work orders and coordinate any work with physical plant personal.

6. Maintain paper work related to department purchase requisitions within departmental and college-wide systems guidelines; approve invoice for payment; forward paper work onto the Associate Dean of department, purchasing officer and to the System Account Payable Office when orders are complete and ready for payment.

7. Sound knowledge of all Lab related OSHA and COMAR regulations required.

Core Responsibilities:

Productivity & Efficiency: Produce the required volume of high quality and accurate work.

Teamwork & Leadership: Work actively within the department and other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork. Attend all monthly departmental meetings and other meetings called for by the Course coordinators or Associate Dean.

Supports Cultural Diversity & Sensitivity: Address and support the principle that “diversity is everybody’s business” through the daily performance of duties and responsibilities. Be inclusive on a daily basis by being respectful of individual differences as well as opinion of those who are affected with others.

Integrity: Be honest and trustworthy in integration with others.

Planning & Organizing: Plan and manage time so job responsibilities are accomplished.

Communication Skills: Use effective oral, written and electronic communication skills that promote positive relationship.

Job knowledge: Seek, master and effectively use relevant knowledge and technical skills to fulfill job role.

Dependability: Carry out and follow through on work projects in order to meet commitments and deadlines. Adhere to time frames, and arrive to work, meeting and appointments on time and prepared.

Problem solving: Use effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to find and implement solutions.

Initiative: Be proactive and take initiative in day-to-day activities.

Service: Support the teaching and learning process; actively work to create and support a student-centered environment. Provide flexible, responsible and high quality service to all student, staff or community members, and seek continual improvement of current practices and procedures.

Adaptability: Adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities and unexpected events. Accept new ideas and approaches to work.

Accountability: Accepts responsibility and ownership for decisions, actions and outcomes.

Environmental Typical Working Conditions:

Conditions and Physical The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this

Requirements: In this position:

Indoor environment

Outdoor environment


Moisture and/or humidity



Electrical hazards

Required Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Laboratory Science, Bachelors Degree preferred and three years’ work experience.

Certification in Safety Precautions and handling Hazardous Materials and conversant with Chemicals Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSD sheets).

Additional Preferred Certifications from ASCP – Board of Certification, American Association of Bioanalysis – Board of Registration.

Preferred Qualifications

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410-209-6007.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.

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Working at Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.

BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree programs and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

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