Under direction from higher level administrative or full-time academic staff, assists in the preparation of materials and demonstrations for chemistry lab instruction; operates and demonstrates use of specialized equipment, supplies, and materials; and maintains the general cleanliness of the chemistry stockroom and laboratories.
Positions in the Lab Technician, Chemistry class are distinguished from the Senior Lab Technician, Chemistry by the level of responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Lab Technician, Chemistry, positions at this level are assigned tasks with limited to no involvement in budget activities and ordering of supplies and equipment. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.
Operational characteristics of laboratory apparatus, equipment, and materials pertaining to chemistry laboratories.
Theories and applications of chemistry.
Principles and practices of chemistry laboratory operations.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, chemicals, and supplies used within the chemistry laboratory.
Mathematical principles and scientific concepts.
Methods and techniques used in handling and disposing of hazardous chemicals.
Proper methods of handling and storing equipment, materials, chemicals, and supplies used within the chemistry laboratories.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and demonstrations for chemistry laboratory instruction.
Correctly and efficiently set up chemistry laboratory equipment and materials used in exercises and experiments.
Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized equipment, supplies, and materials.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to chemistry laboratories.
Safely mix and dispense solutions for chemistry lab experiments.
Properly store and dispose of hazardous chemicals and materials.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of, and perform routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment within assigned area.
Maintain the cleanliness of the chemistry stockroom and laboratories.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for chemistry instructional programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.