The General Lab Technician will perform laboratory tasks such as preparation of laboratory supplies, solutions, and equipment for experiments and the care of laboratory equipment and supplies. Work is reviewed by the science department faculty through inspections and by observation of results obtained. This position requires close coordination with both the physical and biological sciences faculty and the General Science Lab Technician. Primary work station is at the Main Campus with the additional work, as needed, on the five KC education centers to include: Salem Education, Greenville Education, Nashville Education, Vandalia Center, and Trenton Education Center. The position is responsible for assessing safety risks in lab classes and will assist faculty to mitigate risks. Responsibilities include an ongoing assessment of safety risks; working with faculty to create, implement, and improve safety protocols, and ensuring students follow safety protocols.
This position reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, who reports to the Vice President of Instructional Services, who reports to the President of the College. Position will communicate regularly and work directly with both the physical and biological science department faculty.
Qualifications for Position
High School diploma or GED
Knowledge of standard chemistry laboratory operational procedures.
Ability to learn the practices and procedures associated with hazardous materials.
Ability to perform assigned tasks according to prescribed procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students, and fellow employees.
Commitment to community college mission and philosophy.
Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills.
Strong organizational, critical thinking and judgment skills.
Ability to work in a multi-task environment
Work with the entire College community in an effective and positive manner.
Associates Degree in Science
Minimum of two years of work experience in a lab setting
Coordination with the physical and biological science faculty to help maintain lab and classroom spaces.
Promote an educational environment that recognizes and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral components of academic excellence.
Attend and participate in science faculty committee meetings, as needed.
Assess safety risks in lab classes and ensure students follow safety protocols
Work with faculty to create, implement, and improve safety protocols and training to mitigate risks in labs.
Prepare reports as requested.
Maintain all chemical data sheets for each lab both on campus and at off campus labs.
Coordinate with Physical Plant Staff for any removal of hazardous chemicals.
Perform minor maintenance, (cleaning, microscope adjustments, etc.) and repair of equpiment if possible with level of experience needed, under the direction of science faculty.
Inventory equipment, chemicals, and supplies to ensure sufficient materials are available for labs on campus and at off campus levels.
Employee will have daily contact with students and other College employees and will have frequent contact with community.
Provide input to the Dean and department faculty in the budget process.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Supervise student worker(s) as necessary
The employee is required to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Consultation
as necessary is available with the Dean/Vice President.
The position is expected to follow all Kaskaskia College policies and procedures, along with local, state and federal laws and regulations. The position is also expected to adhere to and promote College core values of compassion, honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility.
Employee will have daily contact with students and other College employees and will have frequent
contact with the community.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Duties will be performed in a classroom and lab setting as well as a business and industry environment.
Travel within the College district, as well as occasional overnight travel is required as necessary.
Kaskaskia College is seeking applications for General Lab Technician Assistant that will report to the Arts and Science Department. If you desire the opportunity to make a difference and help shape the future of our diverse student body, the College, and the community we encourage you to consider learning more about the position by reviewing the full description of the position at the following link: www.kaskaskia.edu/hr
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range is $18/hour.
To receive consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter describing how qualifications meet the position criteria, along with a resume and transcripts
Kaskaskia College is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College.
RE: General Lab Technician Assistant IS060922
27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801
As an AA/EEO employer Kaskaskia College is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College. A full job description is available at www.kaskaskia.edu/hr.