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Laboratory/Safety Technician, Chemistry Stockroom

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Laboratory/Safety Technician, Chemistry Stockroom

Kern Community College District

Salary: $58,264.08 - $82,325.64 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00117

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Chemistry

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assemble and dismantle chemistry laboratory experiments; maintain, monitor and store a variety of chemicals; coordinate and monitor the disposal of hazardous waste materials.

Representative Duties
Assemble and dismantle chemistry laboratory and classroom experiments; assist in the development and evaluation of laboratory manuals; develop, implement and maintain a laboratory safety program in compliance with standard regulations; recommend procedural improvements.

Issue chemistry laboratory equipment to students and staff; inspect equipment upon return; track and report breakage debts; collect and deposit breakage payments from students; maintain related records.

Estimate need for and prepare special reagents and precise chemical solutions for laboratory classroom use; maintain related records; assist in the coordination of the use of laboratory facilities; assure the availability of supplies and equipment.

Maintain laboratory environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; control and maintain hazardous waste materials produced during laboratory experiments; assure proper chemical storage and hazardous waste disposal.

Perform campus-wide hazardous materials safety assessment; assist in the training process of college personnel and students regarding hazardous materials usage; respond to hazardous spills on campus; determine need for professional response; coordinate the legal disposal of hazardous waste.

Assist in monitoring compliance with environmental and labor regulations regarding hazardous materials; secure permits related to the legal storage and use of hazardous materials.

Inventory and order new chemicals, supplies and equipment for the chemistry laboratory and stockroom; submit justifications and cost estimates; monitor and control expenditures.

Organize stockroom; adjust, clean, maintain and perform minor repairs to equipment; coordinate laboratory equipment maintenance and servicing; maintain related records.

Prepare and maintain various records and reports including hazardous waste reports related to laboratory and stockroom operations and activities as required.

Train and provide work direction to students workers and assigned staff; assign and review work; participate in the selection of new employees.

Operate a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of assignment.

Attend and participate in a variety of meetings as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor's degree with course work in chemistry, physics, physical science or a related field and two years of increasingly responsible laboratory experience.

Knowledge and Abilities
Operation, preparation and maintenance of a chemistry laboratory.
Principles and practices of chemical storage.
Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
Advanced principles of chemistry and physics.
Materials and equipment used in experiments.
Health and safety regulations.
Principles and practices of providing work direction and training.
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Curriculum, goals and objectives of the department.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Oral and written communication skills.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
Proper methods of hazardous waste disposal.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Inventory methods and practices.
Operation of a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of assignment including a computer.

Assemble and dismantle chemistry laboratory experiments.
Interpret, explain and apply laws, rules and regulations related to hazardous materials.
Safely clean up and dispose of hazardous materials.
Properly assemble and store chemistry equipment, materials and supplies.
Prepare special reagents and precise chemical solutions Issue and receive equipment and supplies.
Maintain equipment in proper working order.
Perform light repairs to equipment.
Maintain records and prepare reports related to work performed.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Train and provide work direction to others.
Assign and review the work of others.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Work independently with little direction.
Operate a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of assignment including a computer.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

SALARY RANGE$ 5,001.00 - $7,066.28 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 5,254.18 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 21, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

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