Laboratory/Safety Technician, Chemistry
Kern Community College District
$58,264.08 - $82,325.64 Annually
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.
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
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
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
Operate a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of
Attend and participate in a variety of meetings as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to:
degree with course work in chemistry, physics, physical science or
a related field and two years of increasingly responsible
Knowledge and Abilities
Operation, preparation and maintenance of a chemistry
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
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Curriculum, goals and objectives of the department.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and
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
Safely clean up and dispose of hazardous materials.
Properly assemble and store chemistry equipment, materials and
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
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
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of
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:
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
- 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
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
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
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
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3263674/laboratory-safety-technician-chemistry-stockroom
Emails will not be accepted.