Location: Lowell, MA Category: Part-time Staff Posted On: Wed Jul 21 2021 Job Description:
Position Title: Part-time Physics Laboratory Technician
Reports To: Science Department Chairperson
General Statement of Duties: The part-time Physics Laboratory Technician provides technical support services to faculty and staff who teach Physics courses on the Lowell and Bedford Campuses and maintains a sanitary and efficient laboratory environment to promote student success. This knowledgeable individual performs administrative and laboratory work and includes maintaining inventory of laboratory equipment, materials and supplies, ordering new/replacement materials, maintaining/caring for laboratory equipment, setting up laboratory experiments and related equipment/supplies for labs, and ensuring laboratory safety and proper disposal of any hazardous wastes.
Examples of Essential Functions:
Prepares materials and sets up all laboratory experiments and demonstrations in the Physics area accurately and on time.
Dismantles laboratory experiments and demonstrations, checks and returns equipment to storage in a timely manner.
Maintains the order, cleanliness, and safety of the laboratories and storage facilities.
Initiates orders for new/replacement supplies and equipment for Physics with the approval of the department chair.
Receives/stocks orders and processes receiving/invoicing documentation
Adjusts, maintains, calibrates and performs minor repairs to equipment using basic electronics skills; reports major repair needs or arranges for repairs according to established procedures.
Constructs and modifies apparatus as required. Improves on existing experiments and designs new experiments and equipment as needed.
Installs physics lab software, periodically updates lab computers and maintains interfaces, sensors and probes.
Maintains appropriate records for all purchase orders for orders and repair work on equipment.
Maintains an inventory of all supplies, materials and equipment, ensuring availability of supplies to perform laboratory activities.
Provides assistance or instruction to faculty in use of science equipment as needed.
Responsible for safety protocols. Conducts the proper disposal of all laboratory waste, including biohazardous material, coordinating with college Environmental Health and Safety Officer.
Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities such as lists, inventory reports, disposal records, service contracts, reports, forms, general correspondence, material safety data sheets, product information, laboratory manuals,
Interacts with various agencies/individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Follows OSHA safety procedures and maintain files of current MSDS sheets.
Collaborates with other science technicians to ensure appropriate disposal of waste.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of STEM or the Science Department Chair
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, fumes, temperature extremes, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.
One (1) year experience and/or training involving laboratory management/operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
An Associate's degree or higher with a major in physics, 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.
Knowledge of general laboratory techniques
Experience in teaching or working with Physics equipment
Experience with basic electronics repair including testing and soldering
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Equity-minded with cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by experience and/or knowledge working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
Bilingual skills a plus
This is a part time position, 18.5 hours per week/ no benefits. The employee will work a Monday through Thursday schedule.
Work Location: Employee will work on the Bedford and Lowell campuses.
Salary: $20.75 per hour in accordance with Middlesex Community College's Part-Time Wage Schedule
Start Date: August 2021
Application Deadline: August 11, 2021
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Internal Number: 133937
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