Instructional Laboratory Specialist- Northern Region (Part
Madison Area Technical College - Portage, MI

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This position is covered by the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, including a fair share clause. Health and Dental benefits are not provided. The candidate selected will serve a twelve (12) month probationary period. This posting will be used to fill similar vacancies that occur within three months of the closing date.

Hours: This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year position. Variable scheduling, Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Some evening and weekend work may be required based on class schedule and student needs. Schedule is subject to change by the supervisor.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
This position provides the necessary technical assistance to support the biological, physical and chemical science staff and the science-related instructional programming for Arts & Sciences at the Portage Campus.

This position reports to the Regional Campus Manager – North.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Perform lab setup and takedown; assemble, prepare and arrange required materials, models, and equipment for student and staff usage.

2. Maintain and organize laboratories, storerooms, and prep rooms.

3. Maintain, troubleshoot, repair or arrange for repair of laboratory equipment and models.

4. Research, identify and recommend for purchase laboratory equipment and supplies for current and anticipated courses

5. Coordinate lab material usage between laboratories as needed.

6. Check in and store materials, models or equipment received. Help in maintaining proper records.

7. Perform routine maintenance on tanks (cadaver, salt & fresh), lab safety equipment and drains. Make service requests for maintenance of laboratory facilities.

8. Participate in center, department or division meetings as required.

9. Demonstrate a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of basic principles and laboratory techniques for the biological, physical, and chemical sciences with an emphasis on the biological sciences. Knowledge in microbiology concepts and procedures such as sterile technique, transferring and maintaining cultures.

2. Knowledge of the equipment and supplies found in lab-based science courses, ie. Biology, Zoology, Botany, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Physics

3. Knowledge of the safety requirements necessary to observe when working with biological media, chemicals, preserved specimens and equipment.
4. Ability to make preparation of simple solutions.
5. Ability to work independently on a variety of tasks.

6. Basic computer skills for maintenance of records, lab setup sheets, and correspondence.

7. Good manual and mental dexterity; able to stand for long periods of time and lift 40 pounds as well as work at a fast pace.

8. Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing with students, staff, faculty, and public.

9. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations with diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.

1. Associates degree in a Health or Science related field or equivalent, or two years (4,000 hours) of an equivalent combination of education and work experience directly related to the skills required for successfully performing this position, with post-secondary biological science courses (i.e. Zoology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry).

Experience used as an equivalent of an educational requirement is in addition to any experience required by the position. *

2. One-year (2000 hours) of work related experience in a laboratory, educational, health or science setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position Type:
Support Staff

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