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Part-Time Assistant I, Chemistry Lab

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Conroe, Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For® " is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College has been recognized in multiple categories.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 80,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-Montgomery, the premiere student-centered educational institution in Montgomery County, serves The Woodlands and Conroe communities. LSC-Montgomery provides a relaxing and conducive learning atmosphere while offering leisure learning opportunities, individual classes, and unique programs such as radiologic technology, physical therapy, and biotechnology.

Location address is 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Assistant prepares the setup of each lab so the necessary materials are provided for each class, checks each time a class leaves to make sure the next class will also have the required materials, and provides students with the materials needed to participate in their classes. This is accomplished through setup of laboratory spaces, cleaning of used materials and preparation of necessary substances. He or She prepares chemistry and physics labs, maintains and repairs lab equipment, and cleans lab areas. He or She carefully and precisely makes solutions for the labs, organizes lab equipment, and disposes of chemical waste properly.

E SSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Clean the lab area. After the students are done with the lab to put away anything that was left out, and to prepare for the next lab. Clean dishes and equipment
  2. Dispose chemical waste. After each lab collect the chemical waste, and store or dispose the waste in the proper and safe manner
  3. Handle dangerous chemicals. Properly and safely handle solutions of acids, bases, toxic chemicals, etc.
  4. Help students run the NMR, UV, and IR spectrometer. Help teach and run the spectrometers for the students for their lab results
  5. Maintain lab equipment. Make sure that the equipment in both chemistry and physics are running as intended and are in peak efficiency
  6. Maintain miscellaneous lab materials, such as watering or planting corn, feeding fish, cutting tubing
  7. Make chemical solutions. Prepare any solutions that are needed for laboratory experiments (base solutions, acid solutions, etc.)
  8. Monitor lab students. Make sure the students are following all the safety procedures, and following the procedures
  9. Operate autoclave
  10. Organize the lab area. Make sure everything is easy to find and accessible, and is not in the way for safety
  11. Prepare the chemistry and physics labs. Make sure the labs have all the supplies (chemical solutions, lab equipment, waste containers, etc.) that are needed, and are in the lab for the professor and the students to conduct their experiments
  12. Put together lab equipment. Build and put together new lab equipment for use in the labs. Repair lab equipment. Repair the lab equipment that broke down or is not running efficiently
  13. Set up and tear down lab exercises
  14. Test lab equipment. Make sure new and old lab equipment works and is running at peak efficiency
  15. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Has a general knowledge of Internet Explorer, and search engines
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, organizational, and strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Must be detail oriented and precise
  • Must be able to follow the lab rules and guidelines
  • Must be punctual
PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

The work involves regular exposure to outdoor elements, and/or regular exposure to hazardous items such as chemicals, toxic or caustic materials, contamination, and electrical hazards. This exposure requires special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines; exposure to contagious diseases or irritant chemicals. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear, such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or GED
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of Chem 1411 or equivalent college-level Chemistry coursework
Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $11.32

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

Special Instructions

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You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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