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Science Department Laboratory Technician

OSU - Oklahoma City


Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
Date:
08/10/2017
2017-08-102038-01-18
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Bio-tech / Science
  • Education Instruction
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Job Details

OSU – Oklahoma City, located in the heart of Oklahoma City is looking for Science Department Laboratory Technician




Job Summary:


 

Provides technical support in the science labs for the Science Department faculty. Prepares labs and materials for demonstration and other science course activities under the direction of the lead instructor. Mainly assists with science laboratory classes.

 

 

 

Essential Job Functions: 

 

 

  1. Demonstrates the safe and proper use of laboratory equipment and hazardous or biohazardous materials. Performs monthly checks on lab safety equipment as directed by department safety officer and/or department head.

 

  1. Maintain computerized inventory of all equipment, models, and chemicals.

 

  1. Assist all science faculty in the preparation of materials for other science courses as needed.

 

  1. Maintain prep/storage room; monitor dispersal of supplies to classrooms; monitor return and safe storage of supplies and keep glassware clean and properly stored.

 

  1. Advise faculty and department head of supply needs.

 

  1. Maintain order records and prepare p-card statements and other finance procedures.

 

  1. Track budget spending and communicate monthly budget spending with department head.

 

  1. Prepare orders from suppliers; receive and distribute supplies and communicate with department head of any short orders or items damaged during shipment.

 

  1. Perform appropriate sterilization procedures on all items for which it is required.

 

  1. Perform lab/classroom maintenance as directed by lead instructors and/or department head to include but not limited to: storage of glassware and ironware; keep sinks, tables, counters and hoods clean; proper storage of microscope slides.

 

  1. Perform routine maintenance on equipment including, but not limited to: microscope service such as replacing light bulbs and superficial cleaning, defrosting refrigerators and cleaning video equipment. Advise department head of any major repairs needed.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Rate of Pay:  $10.37 per hour


 

Requirements

 

Work Experience:

 

  • Experience and working knowledge of chemical solutions
  • Experience and working knowledge of basic lab activities
  • Experience working with ordering supplies.


 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to adapt and apply laboratory methods, practices and techniques
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to follow health and safety procedures and regulations
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to maintain budget and finances

 

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  


 

Education:


 

  • Associate of Science degree or higher, with 14 to 20 credit hours in life sciences and 4 hours chemistry.



Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related area.
  • Preference will be given to those with at least one laboratory course in microbiology and/or chemistry.

 

 

 

Working Conditions: 

 

 

Laboratory environment. Exposure to chemicals and repetitive activities common to science labs, such as cutting and pipetting. Position may require up to 30% of the work week be performed outside of regular hours.

 

 

 

Physical Requirements:

 

 

 

Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting up to 30 lbs. unassisted, bending, standing, repetitive motions, climbing or walking. Must be able to handle and safely dispose of chemicals, solutions, bio hazardous material, and any other hazardous materials common to the science lab.

 

 

 

 

 

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

 

 

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