Lab Technician I, (Fluctuating Hours 1,733) - Kern Community College District in Porterville California

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Kern Community College District

Porterville, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

College Site

Porterville College

Basic Fuction

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


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.

Any combination equivalent to:

Associate degree with course work in biology, chemistry, physics or a related field AND some laboratory experience.


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.

Minium Salary

$2,732.49 per month

Maximum Salary

$3,860.94 per month (maximum entry level $2,732.49)


It shall be the policy of the Kern Community College District that equal opportunity to seek, obtain, hold, and advance in employment in the District shall be afforded to all who qualify without discrimination because of race, color, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, and/or physical or mental disability. Appropriate qualifications for the performance of specific duties are the basic criteria for the employmentand promotion of personnel. Additional efforts will be made to recruit, develop, and to promote qualified members of groups that are underrepresented in the District workforce, even if that under-representation cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the District.If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources Department at (661) 336-5141.

Keyword Phrases

  • Lab Technician I, (Fluctuating Hours 1,733)
  • 3 campuses serving 38,000 diverse students
  • Committed to continuous quality improvement
  • Invested, Inclusive, Accountable, Focus, Committed
  • Laboratory and Research
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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