UM Crookston Lab Services Coordinator

Crookston, Minnesota
$15.58 - $27.25 hour
Aug 17, 2017


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation plus two years college coursework in an appropriate scientific field; and ability to read, write, and understand English. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in agriculture systems management or related field; experience with academic lab management and coordination; maintenance and record keeping on lab/farm equipment; experience with mechanics and farm machinery operations; laboratory compliance procedures experience; well-developed organizational and time management skills; excellent interpersonal relations, communication and motivational skills; demonstrated ability to foster a positive learning environment for students; experience keeping accurate laboratory records; and welding and light carpentry experience.

About the Job

This position is covered by the AFSCME Technical Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made.
POSITION:  100% full time, 9-month appointment position at $15.58 starting August 14, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Hours of work will vary Monday through Friday. This position supervises the servicing of teaching laboratories by providing and maintaining adequate materials, maintenance, supplies, and equipment for use in laboratory instruction of the Agricultural Systems Management program.
70% of time responsible for supervising and servicing of teaching laboratories by providing and maintaining adequate materials, supplies, and equipment for use in laboratory instruction; ordering supplies and equipment; maintaining inventory and cataloging a variety of laboratory supplies, equipment, protective wear, chemicals and other teaching aids; designing and constructing apparatus or modifying equipment for use in demonstrating scientific principles; setting up, tearing down, repairing, storing and maintaining supplies, instruments and equipment for laboratory and classroom use; making preliminary tests of laboratory procedures and recommending changes where needed for smooth functioning of laboratories when needed.
20% of time responsible for supervising and training laboratory attendant personnel and work study students to insure smooth operation of teaching laboratories; assisting faculty in ensuring safe laboratory practices are maintained; and effective recordkeeping, and maintaining laboratory etiquette.
10% of time to complying with campus health and safety need including; ensuring compliance with University and Department requirements for laboratory  safety by developing and maintaining  laboratory  safety plans in conjunction with the faculty; developing and maintaining written protocols, in conjunction with the faculty, for procedures, chemical preparations, specimen preparation, etc. performed in the laboratories and classrooms; serving as the program area's Laboratory Safety Officer; knowledgeable of emergency procedures for spills, fires, injuries, and other incidents, such as location of emergency showers, eyewash stations, fire extinguishers, and spill clean-up materials and how to use them; ensuring emergency exits and emergency equipment are completely accessible; knowledgeable of appropriate personal protective equipment for use within the lab, including clothing, footwear, head protection, eye protection, and gloves; catalog and maintain inventory  of a variety of lab chemicals; maintaining an up-to-date MSDS lab books; properly managing and disposing of lab hazardous waste materials, including all required recordkeeping; and through following specific protocols for chemical and (or) specimen preparation, perform a variety of experimental/laboratory procedures by following specific protocols for chemical and (or) specimen preparation necessary for the operation of undergraduate  teaching labs.
Pay range: $15.58 - $27.25 hourly

How To Apply

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