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Lab Technician - Sciences

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Position Details

Posting Number

Posting Number SS0445
Position Information

Position Title Lab Technician - Sciences
Division Arts, Sciences & Technology
Department Math/Science
Supervisor Title Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science & Management
Location Port Alberni(PA)
Posting Type Internal/External Posting
Position Status Sessional
If Others, please specify
Desired Start Date 10/23/2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
Weekly work schedule (please indicate the start and end times for each day of work)
Work schedule to be determined based on lab delivery on Tuesday, Thursday and three Saturdays (January 27, February 10, and March 23) between 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
 
Note: This position is subject to a seasonal layoff period in the summer months.
% 40
Pay Grade L: $33.47 - $35.56
Position Summary
Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science & Management, the Lab Technician prepares materials as needed for Science laboratory courses. Organizes and maintains laboratory equipment and supplies. Assists in the supervision of laboratory classes and maintains safety standards as mandated by law.

The Lab Technician is aware of the Mission and Values of North Island College, incorporating and practicing the values in everything they do.
Position Competencies
- Job Knowledge
- Judgment
- Teamwork
- Planning & Organization
- Customer Service Excellence
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Prepares reagents and sets up equipment for ABE, first & second year UT science labs and lectures. As well organizes the supplies for all open science courses.
2. Assists students in the correct use of equipment.
3. Assists in the supervision of laboratory classes.
4. Ensures, in partnership with instructors, that safety standards (WCB & NIC Occupational Health and Safety) are maintained in lab areas.
5. Ensures compliance with WHMIS regulations.
6. Performs monthly inspections to ensure that laboratories and storage areas are maintained in good order and that all safety equipment functions.
7. In accordance with Department of the Environment guidelines, prepares unwanted and dangerous chemicals and biohazardous materials for disposal.
8. Maintains an inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment.
9. Ensures MSDS are available and current.
10. Prepares purchase requisitions for required equipment and supplies.
11. Tests and maintains lab equipment, arranging for outside service and repair as necessary.
12. Tests new experiments and critiques written lab materials.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned by instructors and the Department Chair.
14. Works in cooperation with Lab Technicians at the other campuses.
Required Education & Experience
1. Minimum B.Sc. in an appropriate discipline.
2. Minimum two years related work experience, preferably in a research lab (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
3. WHMIS training is required.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
1. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills are required.
2. Computer skill in word processing, database, spreadsheet, and internet applications is required.
3. Must be willing and able to work with minimal supervision & direction.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please scan copies of your transcripts into one document for attachment. If your transcripts are not available at the time of application, please attach a letter or certificate of confirmation from the educational institution.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Open Date 10/16/2023
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Description
Support Staff Sessional
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
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