Science Lab Technician

  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Jul 05, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Class Essential Duties:           

 Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.

Order and take regular inventory of lab equipment and supplies.

 Assist students and faculty in assigned area.

 Work with instructors in the operation of assigned area.

 Maintain all records pertinent to daily operations.

Assist in the supervision of student aides and temporary/hourly staff.

 Prepare chemicals and equipment for use during class.

 Assist with and prepare experiments.

 Perform in-class instruction on supplemental issues.

 Maintain chemical and lab safety standards.


Essential Job Duties

Are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.


Position Specific Essential Duties:        


1.Maintain microbiology stock culture collection used for preparation of class/student cultures.

 Prepare all culture media biological strains, reagents and bacteria slides; conform to regulations and policies governing proper handling and disposal of hazardous biological wastes and avoidance of contagion by blood-borne pathogens.

3. Performs preventative maintenance on the department’s microscopes, autoclave and biological hoods; maintain and perform any repairs to Anatomy and Physiology models and bones.

4. Maintain a complete department inventory of materials and supplies needed for the biology laboratories.

5. Prepare and submit work orders and coordinate any work with physical plant personal.

6. Maintain paper work related to department purchase requisitions within departmental and college-wide systems guidelines; approve invoice for payment; forward paper work onto the Associate Dean of department, purchasing officer and to the System Account Payable Office when orders are complete and ready for payment.

7. Sound knowledge of all Lab related OSHA and COMAR regulations required.


Core Responsibilities:              

Productivity & Efficiency: Produce the required volume of high quality and accurate work.

            Teamwork & Leadership: Work actively within the department and other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork. Attend all monthly departmental meetings and other meetings called for by the Course coordinators or Associate Dean.

            Supports Cultural Diversity & Sensitivity: Address and support the principle that “diversity is everybody’s business” through the daily performance of duties and responsibilities. Be inclusive on a daily basis by being respectful of individual differences as well as opinion of those who are affected with others.

            Integrity: Be honest and trustworthy in integration with others.

            Planning & Organizing: Plan and manage time so job responsibilities are accomplished.

            Communication Skills: Use effective oral, written and electronic communication skills that promote positive relationship.

Job knowledge: Seek, master and effectively use relevant knowledge and technical skills to fulfill job role.

Dependability: Carry out and follow through on work projects in order to meet commitments and deadlines. Adhere to time frames, and arrive to work, meeting and appointments on time and prepared.

   Problem solving: Use effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to find and implement solutions.

   Initiative: Be proactive and take initiative in day-to-day activities.

   Service: Support the teaching and learning process; actively work to create and support a student-centered environment. Provide flexible, responsible and high quality service to all student, staff or community members, and seek continual improvement of current practices and procedures.

   Adaptability: Adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities and unexpected events. Accept new ideas and approaches to work.

   Accountability: Accepts responsibility and ownership for decisions, actions and outcomes.


Environmental    Typical Working Conditions:

Conditions and Physical  The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this

Requirements:    In this position:

   Indoor environment

   Outdoor environment


   Moisture and/or humidity



   Electrical hazards

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Associate's Degree in Laboratory Science, Bachelors Degree preferred and three years' work experience.

Certification in Safety Precautions and handling Hazardous Materials and conversant with Chemicals Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSD sheets).

Additional Preferred Certifications from ASCP - Board of Certification, American Association of Bioanalysis - Board of Registration.

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