Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator, Physical Sciences
Posting closes: Posted until filled
Assists the Physical Science and/or Biology Laboratory Technician with the coordination of daily activities assigned to the Physical Science and/or Biology instructional laboratory classrooms, stockrooms, long-term storage and preparation areas at various on-site and/or off-site locations. This position may require weekday, evening and/or weekend duties with variable time schedules.
Assists with the coordination, preparation, transportation, assembling and dismantling of materials, tools and equipment required to carry out laboratory demonstrations and exercises performed within the physical science and biology departments. This work may include transporting instructional laboratory supplies and equipment to and from various locations.
Assists with the formulation, preparation, standardization and packaging of chemical or biological reagents, solutions, solids and unknown samples required to carry out all laboratory demonstrations and experiments performed within the physical science or biology departments.
Assists with all safety aspects inherent to instructional laboratory classrooms, stockrooms, long-term storage and preparation areas. Maintains security, practices safe handling, proper storage and labeling of chemicals and reagents, and assists with the package and characterization of laboratory waste generated by the physical science or biology departments.
Assists with updating laboratory preparation notes.
May participate in the procurement process for physical science or biology instructional laboratory supplies and equipment.
Assists with maintaining the library collections of scientific laboratory equipment instructional manuals and MSDS records.
Assists with maintaining an accurate electronic inventory of chemicals, instruments, and equipment.
Provides instructional/technical support, training and assistance to faculty, students and staff as required.
Maintains proper housekeeping in the physical science or biology instructional laboratory classrooms, stockrooms, long-term storage and preparation areas as required. Cleans laboratory tables, equipment, glassware, etc.
Restocks student drawers, laboratory stations and laboratory stock cabinets within the instructional laboratory classrooms as required (once/semester minimum).
Assembles, calibrates, and maintains scientific equipment and instruments as necessary. Conducts minor equipment and instrument repairs.
Assists with training and mentoring student laboratory assistants. Oversees student workers in the absence of the Laboratory Technician.
Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Technician and/or the Department Head.
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Education and Certificates
Associate’s degree or higher with a science emphasis.
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred but not required.
Awareness of laboratory safety procedures and OSHA regulations.
Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.
Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds.
Must have mobility to navigate between the 4 floors where the departments are located
Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Team player who maintains a positive working relationship with co-workers.
Must be proficient in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with people of diverse ages, ethnic, sexual and socio-economic backgrounds.
Ability to work under pressure.
Possess mature judgment and is flexible in regards to interruptions and ability to handle pressure situations.
Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations.
Project a professional image including punctuality and good attendance record.
Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities, and resourcefulness.
Ability to perform daily routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
Ability to work independently
Ability to meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality.
Must be self-motivated, dependable, professional and courteous
Departments are located on 4 floors of the Science Center
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Please apply at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. This position is open until filled. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The College will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the stro...ng spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Steven C. Ender, make it a vital and rewarding workplace.
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