Under direct supervision, prepares, collects, logs and labels
laboratory specimens; sets up tests, and assists in laboratory
activities and maintenance.
1. Assists in preparing mixtures such as simple solutions, media,
reagents, and stains by pouring, measuring and mixing liquid,
powder, and crystalline chemicals following established formulas
2. Logs specimens; labels tubes, bottles, and other containers and
fills with specified solutions or materials as instructed.
3. Raises, tends, or harvests non-mammalian specimens as instructed.
4. Sets up specimens, materials, and equipment.
5. Operates and performs general housekeeping on laboratory equipment
such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, autoclaves,
chromatographs, and chemical analysis instrumentation.
6. Cleans and sterilizes glassware; stocks shelves and drawers;
separates and prepares laboratory materials for recycling.
7. Maintains chemicals and equipment inventory.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Six months laboratory work experience.
Working knowledge of laboratory operations, safety, and basic
laboratory equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and
written instructions; to measure and mix laboratory chemicals; to
operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes,
incubators, autoclaves, chromatographs, and chemical analysis
instrumentation; to lift, transport and deliver materials and stock
laboratory supplies and goods; to wear and work in personal protective
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform job.