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Job ID: 221162

Laboratory Technician, Chemistry
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2023
Title Laboratory Technician, Chemistry
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County Community College District, CA, United States
Department Chemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Job Description:

C.S.E.A. Classified Bargaining Unit Salary Range 122
Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on September 25, 2023

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

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 following 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.

1. Ensure all sections of chemistry laboratory classes have sufficient chemicals and necessary specialized equipment in the labs prior to start of each class.

2. Prepare for chemistry laboratory demonstrations; set up chemistry laboratory apparatus; assist students in the use of a variety of chemistry laboratory equipment and instruments; ensure student compliance with laboratory policies, procedures, and safety precautions; demonstrate proper care and cleaning procedures for laboratory equipment.

3. Provide assistance to students when they need equipment or chemicals from the chemistry stockroom.

4. Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean floors, table tops, desks, and furniture; ensure each chemistry lab is adequately supplied with paper towels and soap prior to start of every class; perform routine and minor repairs on chemistry laboratory equipment; maintain, clean, and test equipment.

5. Make solutions and mixtures of chemicals for chemistry labs; dispense and label chemicals in vials and test tubes.

6. Monitor and dispose of chemicals and chemical waste; ensure chemical and material wastes from each lab are collected and disposed of in compliance with appropriate safety and environmental regulations; identify, collect, and store unwanted and expired chemicals according to established safety guidelines and procedures.

7. Participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials, and equipment; store, discard, and rotate materials according to standard procedures; receive, assemble, and test new equipment.

8. Respond to laboratory emergencies including injuries and chemical spills.

9. Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones and relay messages for faculty and staff.

10. Perform related duties as required.



The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

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