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Job Title: Laboratory Technician I (40hrs/10mths)
Job Category: Education/Library
Job Reference: 1386434
Job description:  
Laboratory Technician I (40hrs/10mths)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02728

Posting Date: 02/04/2019

Initial Screening Date: 02/18/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 10 month position

Minimum Salary: $3,345.92 per month

Maximum Salary: $4,727.69 per month


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
•Flex 125
•AFLAC Policy
•Supplemental voluntary life insurance
•403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform specialized and technical duties to assist in the operation and maintenance of an instructional laboratory.

Representative Duties:

-Perform specialized and technical duties to assist in the operation and maintenance of an instructional laboratory; prepare various solutions for laboratory activities; assemble and install new equipment; assure efficient laboratory operations.
-Assist faculty and students in the use of a variety of equipment, materials and supplies in the instructional setting; prepare and issue instructional materials and equipment for classroom demonstrations; maintain computerized records of materials and equipment utilized by students.
-Maintain laboratory environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; control and maintain hazardous waste materials produced during laboratory experiments; arrange for proper disposal of hazardous waste materials.
-Order, receive and store supplies, materials and equipment; maintain inventories and assure adequate stock levels; drive a vehicle to pick up and purchase supplies as needed.
-Adjust, clean, maintain and perform minor repairs to equipment; report major repair needs or arrange for repairs as needed; collect and deposit breakage payments from students.
-Prepare and maintain various records and reports including hazardous waste reports related to laboratory operations and activities as required.
-Train and provide work direction to students workers and assigned staff; assign and review work; assist in the selection of new employees.
-Assist in the coordination of the use of laboratory facilities; assure the availability of appropriate supplies and equipment.
-Operate a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of assignment.
-Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and special projects as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Any Combination Equivalent to:
Associate degree with course work in science, chemistry, physics or a related field and some laboratory experience.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

-Operation, preparation and maintenance of an instructional laboratory.
-Principles of science, physics and chemistry.
-Health and safety regulations.
-Principles and practices of providing work direction and training.
-Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
-Curriculum, goals and objectives of the department.
-Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
-Oral and written communication skills.
-Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
-Proper methods of hazardous waste disposal.
-Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
-Technical aspects of field of specialty.
-Operation of a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of assignment including a computer.

-Perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient lab operations.
-Provide information and assistance to faculty and staff.
-Properly assemble and store assigned equipment, materials and supplies.
-Issue and receive equipment and supplies.
-Maintain equipment in proper working order.
-Perform light repairs to equipment.
-Perform a variety of chemical balance tests.
-Maintain records related to work performed.
-Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
-Train and provide work direction to others.
-Assign and review the work of others.
-Meet schedules and time lines.
-Work independently with little direction.
-Operate a variety of equipment related to the specialized area of assignment including a computer.
-Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
-Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Salary Grade: 39.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 18, 2019 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
Recruitment Status (tentative):
• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1386434. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
Post Date: 02/06/2019
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Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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