Cape Cod Community
College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and
professional development for those just beginning the quest and for
those at many points along the path of higher education throughout
life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the
people it serves and responds to their individual and community
needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving
for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day.
Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private
business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at
what they do.
For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there
is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In
today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer
student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher
education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that
Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not
an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in
the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a
private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes
an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched
The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community
College. As a learning-centered community, we value the
contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and
promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational
foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication
competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares
students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts,
sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that
serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics
of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We
honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Laboratory Technician II is responsible for laboratory setups
in the Science and Engineering Departments, primarily for (but not
restricted to) biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental
science. Duties include preparation and setup of glassware,
reagents, and necessary equipment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Set up lab exercises and experiments with all necessary
materials such as glassware, reagents, stock solutions and
dilutions, culture media, bacterial cultures, electrophoresis gels,
equipment, and consumables.
Break down lab exercises and experiments including cleaning or
disinfecting, removal of biological or chemical hazardous waste,
and storing materials in an established, safe location.
Ensure laboratory safety by maintaining a chemical inventory,
maintaining Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals, adhering to safe
storage and disposal methods, labeling all chemicals according to
Maintains lab safety by ensuring that sharps disposal, broken
glass disposal, first aid kits, and spill response equipment and
procedures are available where needed.
Manage lab waste/old equipment removal from the building in
cooperation with the Facilities Department.
Safely operate and maintain laboratory equipment such as
autoclaves, incubators, hoods, and microscopes.
Communicate with other individuals, departments, and outside
agencies including faculty, students, tutoring, accounting, grants,
IT, and vendors.
Maintain adequate supply levels by initiating orders for
new/replacement materials or equipment; help manage Science and
Engineering Departments equipment and supply budget; follow College
procedures and protocols when ordering supplies and equipment.
Maintain professional knowledge in applicable areas; research
new technologies and products.
1. 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 any equivalent combination of the required
experience and the following substitutions:
Associate 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 the required experience.
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 the required
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 the required experience.
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.
2. Proven competence in laboratory preparation, equipment
maintenance, safety and waste management.
3. Proficient computer skills including use of Microsoft Word and
Excel, and ability to learn chemical inventory software.
4. Able to interpret oral and written instructions, rules and
5. Able to interact with students, faculty and staff in a
professional and supportive manner.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, biotechnology,
bacteriology, medical technology, water quality, or closely related
Experience and education in the field of chemistry.
Knowledge of safety compliance.
Experience training Work Study and less experienced staff.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience required for the
responsibilities of this position.
COMPENSATION : Full-time, benefited AFSCME Unit Position -
Job Grade 17 - Step I with weekly salary of $954.05. Candidates may
qualify for placement above entry-level salary if currently
employed in the State system. A copy of full State Classification
Specification for Account is available in the Office of Human
Resources, or at
Position includes participation in a comprehensive employee
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2021
Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on
Cape Cod Community College.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment
should be aware that all Cape Cod Community College students,
faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January
2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and
verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to
fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided
during the hire and onboarding process.
This appointment is subject to the FY2022 budget
Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry
Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal
Offender Record Information) and national background
The College does not provide any measure of assistance for
applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United
Cape Cod 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 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 statues 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/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or
the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil
**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN
ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.**
Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY
NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity
to upload required documents : a cover
letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the
position and resume(failure to submit requested
documents may result in disqualification). Please note that
finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current
professional letters of reference and transcripts.
See the FAQ for using our online system. Please
contact us if you need assistance applying
through this website.
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