Location: Fall River, MA Category: Classified Posted On: Mon Oct 7 2019 Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Technical Assistant II
REPORTS TO: Dean for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Oversees work-study students as needed.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Technical Assistant II provides laboratory support for instructional activities in engineering laboratories at all campus locations (Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, and Attleboro).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and maintain the activities of the engineering computer labs to support all engineering courses through duties including, but not limited to, ensuring that all software and hardware is up-to-date and accessible at all times, purchasing software as needed, and performing software updates.
Maintain and repair engineering equipment and laboratory apparatuses; arrange for maintenance, calibration, and repair of equipment from outside sources as required.
Research new equipment purchases; follow through with ordering and purchasing new equipment and materials.
Prepare equipment and materials before lessons and run trials of experiments prior to classes.
Ensure that equipment is properly cleaned and in working order and that chemicals and other materials are appropriately stored.
Ensure that all health and safety procedures are understood and followed correctly.
Clean labs, glassware, equipment, and stockroom areas.
Update chemical inventory and other OSHA-compliance related duties as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in technical work supporting research, instructional or experimental activities or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate or higher degree with a major in a directly related scientific or technical field such as biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, horticulture, physiology, zoology, etc. may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook.
Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, including hazardous waste collection and storage.
Demonstrated ability to follow and give verbal and written instructions.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Minimum of an Associate degree in an engineering field.
Demonstrated knowledge of lab support requirements in one or more of the following areas: wind, solar, or other sustainable energy fields.
Demonstrated experience in providing laboratory support services in biological and/or chemical lab settings.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, state funded, AFSCME, unit-classified position with benefits.
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The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
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