Laboratory Technician-Physical Sciences and Engineering
Classified Unit A
Time (Percent Time):
Current Work Schedule (days, hours):
Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 7:30pm
Steps 1 - 6: $4465 - $5699
Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.
Initial Screening Date:
Open Until Filled:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
5. Optional Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.
Health & Welfare:
The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.
The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.
*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.
Under general supervision, provides instructional support services for faculty and students of the Physical Sciences and Engineering program; prepares and sets up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED & EXERCISED:
Receives general supervision from the Dean, Natural Sciences. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. Provides technical and functional direction and training to student workers.
This is a journey-level classification responsible for conducting a variety of instructional support activities to ensure student learning. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other laboratory technicians by having subject matter expertise in physical sciences and engineering.
Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Prepares and sets up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies.
2. Provides instructional support services for the Physical Sciences and Engineering program; assists in instructional demonstrations of laboratory procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, and equipment.
3. Provides tutoring to students in physics, physical science, and engineering.
4. Operates, demonstrates use of, and maintains various laboratory equipment; assembles apparatus for experiments and checks for proper functioning.
5. Ensures proper use of laboratory equipment by monitoring activities according to established rules and policies.
6. Cleans and ensures proper storage of laboratory equipment; ensures laboratory and work areas are in clean and orderly condition.
7. Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
8. Monitors, orders, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment as directed.
9. Submits work orders for maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
10. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Terminology, techniques, principles, theories, practices, and procedures related to the Physical Sciences and Engineering program.
2. General methods and procedures for preparing course materials and laboratory exercises and demonstrations used in physics, physical sciences, and engineering courses.
3. Set-up, operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various laboratory apparatus and equipment used in the Physical Sciences and Engineering program.
4. Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
5. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
6. Record keeping principles and procedures.
7. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
8. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Explain and apply principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, terminology, and equipment related to the Physical Sciences and Engineering program.
2. Assist students and faculty in the use and operation of laboratory equipment and materials related to the Physical Sciences and Engineering program.
3. Create an engaging and positive learning environment in the computer laboratory, studio, or other learning environments.
4. Maintain laboratory equipment, materials, and supplies used in the Physical Sciences and Engineering program.
5. Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies, rules, and regulations related to areas of responsibility.
6. Estimate and order required supplies and equipment.
7. Establish and maintain filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
8. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
9. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
10. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
11. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
12. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
13. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
Equivalent to an Associates degree from a regionally accredited college in physics, physical science, engineering, or related field, and two (2) years of experience working in a physical science and/or engineering classroom, laboratory, or similar setting.
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.
License(s) & Other Requirements:
Employees work in an office and student center environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Must possess mobility to work in a laboratory/classroom environment and use standard office and laboratory equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office and laboratory equipment. Incumbents in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.
Conditions of Employment:
Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.
Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report 2017
The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
Typing Certificate Requirements:
A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225
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include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.
: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.
THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399.
Phone: (909) 274-4225
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.
Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website
to complete and submit your application for this position.
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.
Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).
Cancel RTF Policy:
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
To apply, visit https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/8446