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Lab Technician II

Employer
MassBay Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 1, 2023

Job Details



Lab Technician II


Department: Dean of Science and Engineering


Location: Wellesley Hills

MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.

Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities toapply to join our community.

Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community, and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.

The Laboratory Technician II position supports and maintains the STEM laboratories in Wellesley Hills under the supervision of the Lab Manager in accordance with college policies and procedures. This position will need to work on weekends and evenings as needed.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Set up STEM laboratory experiments preparing chemical solutions, buffers, and biological cultures following appropriate lab safety protocols as required;
  • Provide support to teaching faculty and students when required;
  • Maintain general order in the STEM labs as well as cleanliness and safety of laboratory spaces and perform related duties including but not limited to light custodial duties, sterilization of equipment and glassware, washing of glassware, and identification and removal of hazardous waste removal as needed following applicable safety standards;
  • Read and maintain a log of temperatures and pressures of key equipment in all STEM labs and promptly notify appropriate staff of any problems and needs;
  • Assist in preparing and filing lab safety incident reports and updating related databases including but not limited to STEM lab inventory, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and equipment surplus records;
  • Carry out weekend and evening duties as assigned;
  • Participate in assigned trainings as needed;
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with department activities including picking up materials from local stores, receiving supplies and materials, assessing inventory and communicating needs, identifying storage and storing/restocking routine supplies, printing and picking up printed materials, and communicating with faculty, staff, and vendors as needed; and
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.
Commitment to Equity:
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
  • Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity and inclusion.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.

All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.

Required Qualifications:


Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:
I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in medical technology chemistry, bacteriology, food science and technology, environmental science, chemical or environmental engineering, wastewater technology, oceanography or the biological sciences may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

II. The successful completion of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, education toward a degree at a recognized medical or dental school may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

III. The successful completion of training in a recognized school or hospital course, or an American Medical Association (AMA) approved training program for laboratory technicians or medical technologists may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

IV. Registration as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians or American Medical Technologists or as a bacteriologist by the National Registry of Microbiologists may be substituted for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related discipline;
  • Knowledge of and the ability to operate a wide variety of standard lab equipment; and
  • Computer proficiency.
Additional Information:

Salary Range: AFSCME Unit I Grade 17 Step 1 $52,906.62 annually. Appointments from outside the bargaining unit begin at Step 1 of the range.

As a Massachusetts State Employee, you are offered an outstanding suite of benefits adding value to your salary.
  • Array of choices for health insurance plans to meet individual/ family needs
  • Affordable Dental Insurance and vision discount program
  • 12 paid State/ Federal holidays
  • Generous sick, vacation, and personal time
  • Telework option depending on the role/department
  • Flexible Spending Plans to reduce your taxable income
  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan, providing a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement
  • Thinking to save more money towards retirement: consider Deferred Compensation plans i.e., 457(b) or 403(b).
  • Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Free gym and parking on campus
Need more info: https://www.massbay.edu/employment/benefits

Position Type: Please find the link to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division Classification Specification for the position,
https://www.mass.edu/forfacstaff/classificationspecs/home.asp.


Application Deadline: September 9, 2023, or thereafter until filled.


To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.

Staff

Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.

Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, lmacdonald@massbay.edu, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Company

MassBay CC

MassBay serves approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students each year from the greater Boston and MetroWest region on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. The College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a robust portfolio of non-credit courses. These program offerings provide students with a practical, affordable education to prepare them for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs or for direct entry into high-demand careers.

At Massachusetts Bay Community College, we seek exceptionally talented faculty and staff to join our team.

MassBay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minority and bilingual candidates in support of its culturally diverse student community.

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