Chemistry Lab Technician

Coppin State University

Baltimore, MD

ID: 7247953
Posted: May 24, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
Under direct supervision of the lab coordinator, the lab technician will assist the day-to-day activities of Chemistry labs. Specifically, he/she will prepare lab materials, set-up laboratories for lessons, inspect laboratory periodically, manage chemicals and waste disposal, ensure laboratory instruments, and supplies are clean and stored appropriately at the conclusion of each laboratory session. The candidate will also assist with demonstrations in teaching laboratories.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepares reagents, or other samples for chemical analysis or testing.
Manage chemicals and facilitate safe waste disposal.
Set up teaching facilities to emulate working laboratories.
Performs and interprets routine chemistry analysis.
Clean, calibrate, and perform preventive maintenance and quality control procedures on laboratory equipment.
Maintain records and prepares related reports.
Maintain inventory and order supplies, glassware, and equipment.
Work collaboratively with faculty and students for smooth-running lab instruction.
Assists in demonstrating procedures and answers questions during laboratory exercises.
Keep inventory of lab consumables and supplies and place purchase orders.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Required Qualifications
EDUCATION:

Associate of Arts degree in chemical science required.
Bachelor’s degree in chemical science preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Two years in related laboratory work.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of the principles and practices of laboratory operations and techniques.
Skill in performing applicable techniques and tests; in maintaining applicable laboratory equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to lift, transport, and deliver materials and stock laboratory supplies and goods.
Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Ability to document information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
Ability to use computers and related software applications.
Ability to assist instructors during laboratory sessions.
Should be able to think and operate independently.

Preferred Qualifications
Conditions of Employment
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform job. Employees in this job class may be required to work with biohazardous or radio-labelled materials and to successfully complete applicable safety training. Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.