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Laboratory Technician, Sciences

Company: MSCCN
Location: Tucson
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Pima Community College Position Title: Laboratory Technician, Science (Temporary, Part-Time, up to 19.5 hours per week) Department: College-Wide Rate of Pay: A13 - $16.77/hour Closed Date: Open Till Filled Position Summary: The Laboratory Technician, Science is responsible for providing assistance to instructional faculty, staff, and students in the science laboratory. The primary responsibility is to support instructional faculty with limited interaction with students. The incumbent will need to have experience working with biology or chemistry materials and equipment. There are opportunities available at multiple PCC campuses. When submitting your application, identify the campuses where you prefer to work. Evening and/or weekend hours may be required. Applications will be reviewed as opportunities become available. Duties and Responsibilities: + Prepares or assists in the preparation of laboratory experiments by calculating, checking, and producing needed quantities of stock solutions, chemicals (some of which may be classified as hazardous), lab materials, cultures, and media; gathering necessary materials, and dispensing chemical solutions and/or solids; preparation may include the operation of equipment such as autoclaves, pH meters, pipettors, etc.; inputting necessary information into the Laboratory Information Management System + Break down lab experiments by gathering lab materials from the classroom; cleaning and inspecting classroom, glassware, and materials used; restocking classroom and lab materials; inputting necessary information into the Laboratory Information Management System + Assists students in the student study areas (e.g. - checking students and equipment in and out + Stock and monitor laboratory supplies and equipment in the science laboratory preparation areas. Maintains a clean and sanitary workplace in accordance with standard laboratory practices and procedures + Maintains a safe workplace and comply with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, standards, and practices. Attend safety training/s and report any infractions of safety procedures to the supervisor immediately + Train, monitor, and assist student workers and volunteers by demonstrating how to prepare non-hazardous lab materials and basic laboratory procedures utilizing safe lab and workplace practices; teaching Learning Lab operating procedures + Performing regularly scheduled and between-semester maintenance and deep cleaning by restocking of classrooms and prep area; disinfecting and cleaning, inventorying and restocking quantities of equipment, glassware, PPE, student items, and materials specific to classroom or prep area; basic repair, calibrating, maintaining, and cleaning scientific equipment + Conduct safety audits and process waste by completing safety audit forms that are then reviewed by the supervisor and implementing corrections as directed; gathering and combining waste according to lab protocol, which may include neutralization of non-hazardous chemicals, autoclaving biological waste that includes filling out log forms, and disposal into the appropriate waste receptacle in accordance with lab standards + Assists in maintaining current inventories + Receives, verifies, and enters order information into the Laboratory Information Management System + Cleans equipment and ensures it is in good working order; performs preventive maintenance or minor repairs on laboratory equipment and reports issues. Assembles and tests new equipment + If assigned to the DC BLC, works collaboratively with and assists the instructors with coaching, tutoring and teaching students, and grading exams. + Performs other duties as assigned Job Requirements: Associate's degree in a life or physical science discipline or Two years of non-classroom laboratory experience or Candidates who possess similar, minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education regarded as establishing the equivalency The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: + Laboratory techniques including appropriate laboratory safety procedures + Handle, store, and dispose of hazardous chemicals, solutions, and biohazardous materials common to science + Prepare laboratory solutions and/or cultures + Federal, state, and local OSHA and EPA guidelines for safe laboratory practices and management of hazardous materials + Applicable computer equipment and software such as Excel and Access + Subject matter terminology + Record keeping principles + Inventory maintenance principles and procedures + Basic mathematics + Prepare laboratory solutions and/or cultures + Prioritize tasks + Prepare labor

Keywords: MSCCN, Tucson , Laboratory Technician, Sciences, Professions , Tucson, Arizona

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