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Laboratory Specialist--INTE

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2022
Position Information

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number

Position Title:
Laboratory Specialist--INTE

Penn Valley - Advance Technical Skills Institute

Position Type:

Class Category
Classified Staff

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Initial Screen Date:

Minimal Qualifications:

* Associate’s degree related to the assigned program.
* One (1) year related experience of assigned program or laboratory support.
* Minimum Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals who possess :
* Evidence of Electrical/Electronic formal training.

* Experience working in an educational or training related setting.

* Industry experience requiring installing and/or troubleshooting electrical/electronic systems.

* Ability to adjust work schedule to meet INTE class demands and support.

Work Hours

Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.

Annual starting salary is $34,931 to $35,979 . Competitive benefit package is included.

Special Instructions to Applicants

We offer all full-time employees medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, as well as retirement, 403b, employee assistance, and flexible spending and health savings account. We have a generous time-off policy including vacation, sick/personal days, holidays, and paid spring and winter break.

We can’t wait to show you why Metropolitan Community College is a great place to work!

Class Summary

This is the second level in the Laboratory series. Incumbents assist instructors, staff, faculty and students in the lab of an assigned program, and coordinate laboratory experiments and activities. Major duties and responsibilities include: preparing, disposing, storing, cleaning, and maintaining equipment, instruments, materials, models, slides, and specimens necessary for laboratory experiments and activities; ensuring compliance with experimental protocols; providing trainings and guidance to lower level staff and student workers.

* EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled

Typical Essential Duties

· Prepares, sets up, disposes, stores, procures, cleans, and/or maintains equipment, instruments, chemicals, materials, models, slides, specimens, and/or software necessary for laboratory experiments and activities; work may also involve fabricating tools.
· Ensures that all operations are performed in compliance with experimental and demonstration protocols, safety procedures, chemical handling and collection guidelines, and other applicable laws, guidelines, policies, and regulations; work may involve reviewing new experimental protocols or lab manuals to ensure safety procedures are followed.
· Provides training and guidance to lower-level staff and student workers; work involves prioritizing and assigning work, and ensuring that work is performed in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
· Coordinates assigned and routine laboratory activities, to include preparing laboratory schedules; proctoring exams when needed; monitoring student safety; conducting trainings for students on assigned laboratory tools, equipment, and operations; conducting student tours and demos; responding to laboratory-related inquiries via phone or in person; and coordinating requests for equipment and supplies.
· Prepares and submits purchase requisitions to appropriate departments or personnel; work may involve updating vendors on order status, compiling bid specification information, and making recommendations for equipment maintenance and purchase.
· Maintains laboratory inventory, to include ordering and maintaining supplies, equipment, chemicals, specimens, instruments, and other materials; checking out tools, supplies, and equipment to faculty or students; storing samples and specimens; researching information regarding applicable supplies and materials; and maintaining purchase receipts, logs, and other documentation.
· Assists with developing the departmental budget, to include assessing departmental needs and monitoring expenditures.
· Prepares, maintains, and/or distributes billing, protocol, chemical usage, inventory logs, curriculum, and other reports, lists, records, manuals, and other documentation; work may involve researching and compiling information, and ensuring information accuracy.
· Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
· This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.


• Laboratory equipment, materials, and activities in assigned area of operation;
• Computers and related software applications;
• Inventory management principles;
• Teaching principles and practices;
• Chemical solutions;
• Sterilization techniques.


• Providing teaching assistance;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Managing an inventory;
• Preparing chemical solutions;
• Sterilizing tools and glassware;
• Performing minor repairs on and maintaining lab equipment;
• Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised

No staffing table positions.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions, such as, mechanical parts, electrical currents, and vibrations; atmospheric conditions, such as fumes, odors, gases, and poor ventilation; hazardous materials, such as chemicals, blood, and other bodily fluids; extreme temperatures; inadequate lighting; and intense noise.

Licensing Requirements


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * How much related experience of assigned program or laboratory support do you have, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • Between 1 and 3 years
    • Between 3 and 5 years
    • Five or more years
  3. How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 01
  2. Transcript 02
  3. Transcript 03
  4. Other Document 01
  5. Other Document 02
  6. Certification
  7. Letter of Recommendation 01
  8. Letter of Recommendation 02
  9. Other Document 03
  10. Other Document 04

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