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Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Description: The division of science and mathematics at Massasoit Community college is looking for a dynamic and engaged individual to serve as a laboratory technician/safety officer. The majority of programs at Massasoit require students to complete a laboratory science course, and this position plays a critical role in ensuring that laboratory instruction, whether in person or remote, is effective, efficient and safe. Working with faculty, and many stakeholders from around the college, this position oversees all laboratory instructional areas. Duties include working with faculty to assess laboratory needs, ordering and maintaining inventory of required supplies and equipment, creation of an organized prep plan to ensure that materials for labs (both in person and remote) are prepared and ready for instruction, cleanup and disposal of materials and equipment (including hazardous materials), maintenance and repair of equipment, budget monitoring and planning, and other tasks associated with the operation of the instructional laboratory spaces. The successful candidate will be team-oriented with a strong sense of organization, and have an aptitude for creative and collaborative problem solving.
Responsibilities and Duties: Serve as divisional safety officer and member of the divisional safety committee. Participate in required training and maintain appropriate certifications (DOT, RCRA and others). Provide training to faculty in laboratory and chemical safety. Inspect and maintains safety and laboratory equipment. Develop, approve and implement safety protocols. Arrange for proper disposal of chemical and biological waste. Ensure facilities comply with federal, state and local mandates regarding chemical use and storage. Ensure instructional laboratories are equipped to meet the curricular needs of all laboratory courses. Work with other technicians and the dean's office to manage yearly budgets and inventory. Track and report purchases in compliance with state and college policies. Work with staff and faculty to continuously develop improvements to laboratory delivery and outcomes. Work independently and remotely while managing multiple schedules and tight timelines. Initiate communication with faculty to clarify instructional needs and ensure organized and timely preparation of materials. Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment, and able to use equipment to make and prepare various solutions of specific percentages and molarities. Work with and support students, including work study students. Read lab protocols and develop prep plans. Contribute to the larger college community by participating on committees and projects. Focuses on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions. Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or closely related field; with one (1) year experience and/or training involving laboratory functions and safety compliance (see below); or and equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Previous training or ability to attend the following safety training courses: OSHA Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), Hazardous Waste Management (RCRA), Hazardous Materials Transportation (U.S. DOT), and other laboratory safety training courses. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
Familiarity with laboratory equipment and procedures, such as solution prep and measurement. Experience working in a laboratory setting, preferably an instructional lab. Strong computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook). Familiarity with video and web conferencing software. Certification in RCRA, OSHA and US DOT. Familiarity with 100 level biology and chemistry courses. Familiarity with anatomy and physiology, microbiology and cellular biology. Familiarity with online instruction. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and make decisions.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Position Status: Full-time benefitted Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) position of Science Division Safety Officer/Biology Laboratory Technician.
Hours: 37.5 hours a week, Monday through Friday (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM) with occasional work on weekends and evenings, as needed. This position is a 12-month position.
Salary: $52,573 - $59,731 per year; Grade 4, Salary is commensurate with education, experience and based on the MCCC Classification Study.
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites. Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2021
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online. Resumes will NOT be considered without an accompanying cover letter.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit 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 statutes 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 Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, email@example.com, or the Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Joseph DiMaria, 508-588-9100, x1417, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.