Biology Lab Technician

Biology Lab Technician


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh NC 27603


$32,980.59 - $42,694.85 Annually


Full time state

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, August 12, 2019
Closes: Sunday, August 25, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Varies semester to semester

Reports to

Department Head

Employment Type

Full time annual

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of lab safety procedures and processes

Excellent reading comprehension, active listening, and critical thinking skills

Good organizational skills

Able to perform normal duties with minimal supervision

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Proficient in MS Office products including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Previous Laboratory experience

Position Description

Pay Grade:  Technician 3

Assists in organization, preparation, and maintenance of Wake Tech Biology lab


 Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

*Prepares and sets-up materials for lab exercises, including preparing chemicals, solutions, supplies, instruments and equipment

*Monitors each week's lab set-up several times daily; prior to each class, re-organizes, cleans up, and replenishes as necessary

*Dismantles each week's lab exercise when finished

*Implements and promotes lab safety by storing waste and chemicals in an OSHA-approved manner; maintains MSDS files; keeps lab rooms and prep areas clean and free of clutter; inspects safety equipment such as eye wash stations and first aid kits on a monthly basis; reviews safety procedures in the lab manual for each lab activity; and supplies instructors with a list of safety concerns for each lab activity

 Assists instructors in setting up hands-on evaluations and practical exams; sets up standardized lab practicals as modified by instructors

 Maintains and orders equipment and supplies for the labs, including perishable and living specimens such as cultures, aquaria, etc

 Maintains an accurate inventory of supplies and equipment

 Confers with instructors to determine supply and equipment needs

 Maintains budget information for lab supplies and equipment

 Maintains files, including copies of student handouts as well as prep sheets for each lab exercise, lab safety forms and ordering/budget and maintenance information

 Works closely with lab technicians in other departments and divisions to share and more fully utilize equipment

 Executes start-up studies; assesses and analyzes results of new experiments before implementation with students

 Surpluses or removes outdated or old supplies, equipment, and specimens when needed; ensure safe disposal of preserved specimens and liquid preservations

Acts as a substitute for lab instructors or teaches assigned labs as needed

Promotes continuous improvement by completing an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or a group basis

Completes annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis

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