Laboratory Technician, Chemistry
Company: Irvine Valley College
Posted on: September 18, 2023
Irvine Valley College
Laboratory Technician, Chemistry
Job Category: CSEA
Job Opening Date: September 11, 2023
Job Closing Date: September 26, 2023
Location: Irvine Valley College
Work Location: Irvine, CA
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Pay Rate Type: Monthly
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to
change in accordance with department needs)
Hours Per Week: 40
Percentage of Employment: 100%
Months of Employment: 12
Salary: Starting at $5,003 per month
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter
Job Description: C.S.E.A. Classified Bargaining Unit Salary Range
Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on September 25,
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of
the range of duties performed by employees in the class.
Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed
within the job.
Under direction from higher level administrative or full-time
academic staff, assists in the preparation of materials and
demonstrations for chemistry lab instruction; operates and
demonstrates use of specialized equipment, supplies, and materials;
and maintains the general cleanliness of the chemistry stockroom
Positions in the Lab Technician, Chemistry class are distinguished
from the Senior Lab Technician, Chemistry by the level of
responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Lab Technician,
Chemistry, positions at this level are assigned tasks with limited
to no involvement in budget activities and ordering of supplies and
equipment. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained
in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and
are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the
The following duties are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be
required to perform additional or different duties from those set
forth below to address business needs and changing business
1. Ensure all sections of chemistry laboratory classes have
sufficient chemicals and necessary specialized equipment in the
labs prior to start of each class.
2. Prepare for chemistry laboratory demonstrations; set up
chemistry laboratory apparatus; assist students in the use of a
variety of chemistry laboratory equipment and instruments; ensure
student compliance with laboratory policies, procedures, and safety
precautions; demonstrate proper care and cleaning procedures for
3. Provide assistance to students when they need equipment or
chemicals from the chemistry stockroom.
4. Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean floors,
table tops, desks, and furniture; ensure each chemistry lab is
adequately supplied with paper towels and soap prior to start of
every class; perform routine and minor repairs on chemistry
laboratory equipment; maintain, clean, and test equipment.
5. Make solutions and mixtures of chemicals for chemistry labs;
dispense and label chemicals in vials and test tubes.
6. Monitor and dispose of chemicals and chemical waste; ensure
chemical and material wastes from each lab are collected and
disposed of in compliance with appropriate safety and environmental
regulations; identify, collect, and store unwanted and expired
chemicals according to established safety guidelines and
7. Participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies,
materials, and equipment; store, discard, and rotate materials
according to standard procedures; receive, assemble, and test new
8. Respond to laboratory emergencies including injuries and
9. Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones
and relay messages for faculty and staff.
10. Perform related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability
required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period
of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
--- Operational characteristics of laboratory apparatus, equipment,
and materials pertaining to chemistry laboratories.
--- Theories and applications of chemistry.
--- Principles and practices of chemistry laboratory
--- Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, chemicals, and
supplies used within the chemistry laboratory.
--- Mathematical principles and scientific concepts.
--- Methods and techniques used in handling and disposing of
--- Proper methods of handling and storing equipment, materials,
chemicals, and supplies used within the chemistry laboratories.
--- Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
--- Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
and applicable software applications such as word processing,
spreadsheets, and databases.
--- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
--- Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and
demonstrations for chemistry laboratory instruction.
--- Correctly and efficiently set up chemistry laboratory equipment
and materials used in exercises and experiments.
--- Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized
equipment, supplies, and materials.
--- Provide assistance to students on matters related to chemistry
--- Safely mix and dispense solutions for chemistry lab
--- Properly store and dispose of hazardous chemicals and
--- Operate, understand the mechanical function of, and perform
routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment within
--- Maintain the cleanliness of the chemistry stockroom and
--- Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules, and
--- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
--- Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for chemistry
--- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
--- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES - Any combination of education
and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and
abilities would be:
Equivalent to two years of college level course work in chemistry
or a related field.
Two years of increasingly responsible chemistry laboratory
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting;
exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, and
gases; work with laboratory equipment and apparatus; may work with
water. Moderate exposure to risks controlled by safety
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and
mobility to work in a laboratory setting; to stand or sit for
prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel,
crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light
to moderate amounts of weight; to operate laboratory equipment and
apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination;
to verbally communicate to exchange information; may require the
wearing of safety glasses or goggles, lab coats, rubber or plastic
gloves, respirators or face shields.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without
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