Laboratory Technician II, Chemistry

Douglas College
April 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$28.67
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Technician II, Chemistry

Posting Number 02092SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 12 Salary Range $28.67 per hour (with wage increments to a max of $32.01 per hour). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Temporary Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type On-Call Posting Category Staff Start Date 01/15/2024 End Date 04/12/2024 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Shift See "Work Arrangements" Work Arrangements

This temporary on-call position is available starting January 15, 2024. Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, between 8:00am to 6:00pm. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's needs. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, the successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the Coquitlam campus.

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The Role

To provide technical, administrative and logistical support in the operation of the Chemistry laboratory including the preparation of chemical reagents, materials and displays, subject to the curricula approval of the Chemistry faculty, and coordinating the maintenance care and control of laboratory equipment and supplies. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Prepares a variety of chemicals, materials and displays for use in the Chemistry laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Chemistry faculty.

a. prepares chemical solutions, mixtures and other related materials using standard methods and recording results and calculations;

b. ensures equipment and instruments are in good working order, including performing minor equipment repairs, and maintains service records;

c. constructs or modifies laboratory equipment when necessary;

d. supervises the storage of chemicals within the laboratory and chemical bunker;

e. ensures compliance with WHMIS legislation including preparation of appropriate documentation;

f. instructs faculty, staff and students in all aspects of Health and Safety Regulations as they pertain to the laboratory.

2. Provides technical and academic assistance to Chemistry students.

a. assists students with assignments and with mastery of practical techniques;

b. supervises students in the laboratory during scheduled laboratory sessions;

c. demonstrates experimental techniques and the correct use of equipment;

d. participates as a member of the discipline, taking an active role in the development, evaluation and revision of labs and other materials;

e. assists with researching, designing and writing experiments for inclusion in laboratory manuals;

f. assists with examination invigilation.

3. Coordinates the maintenance, care and control of laboratory equipment and supplies.

a. orders, receives and checks materials and supplies, maintaining inventory and processing payments;

b. coordinates the supply and distribution of lab manuals, including an adequate supply of printed manuals;

c. books films and audio-visual equipment for chemistry laboratory classes;

d. assigns student lockers and maintains student locker lists;

e. coordinates the loan of materials to students;

f. coordinates the circulation of periodicals and other materials among discipline members.

4. Performs other related duties.

a. provides coverage for Laboratory Technician IV positions when required;

b. maintains currency in relation to college chemistry courses.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Good working knowledge of the course content, laboratory equipment and modern techniques pertaining to the instruction of Chemistry courses at the first and second year level or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of preventative measures required for the safe operation of a chemistry laboratory, its supplies and equipment including WHMIS.
  • To have working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and operation.
  • Good working knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).
  • A demonstrated ability to:
  • maintain current knowledge in the field of chemistry.
  • effectively demonstrate proper laboratory techniques.
  • communicate courteously and effectively in person, in writing, and over the telephone with students, faculty, administrators, staff and the public.
  • work independently with a minimum direct supervision as well as establish priorities and achieve deadlines.
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    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

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    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 01/08/2024

    Close Date 01/15/2024 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by January 15 , 2024. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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