Stem Research Center Assistant

Amarillo College Amarillo , TX 79101

Posted 2 weeks ago

At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

We are currently seeking Part-Time STEM Research Center Assistant who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement, provide assistance in all aspects of the facility, and seize a great opportunity to be trained in both general laboratory and greenhouse skills.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Required:
High School Diploma or GED.

Preferred: Some College Coursework in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, or Horticulture.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Preferred:

  • Must possess or acquire Workplace Safety Training for Pesticide Handling and Application.
  • Prior Laboratory or Greenhouse experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Basic knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedures.
  • Ability to learn new laboratory equipment and procedures.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle delicate tasks as well as lift heavy objects repeatedly.
  • Ability to perform manual labor in varying environmental conditions.
  • High level of computer skills (word processing/excel/etc.).
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong math background.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Desire to learn.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow safety standards and procedures.
  • Assist in setting up experiments and projects for Faculty and Students.
  • Perform general greenhouse operation functions including soil sterilization, seeding, transplanting, watering, cleaning, and greenhouse controls.
  • Set up growth chambers.
  • Perform general maintenance of equipment and restocking of supplies.
  • Clean the greenhouse (pressure wash bays and sanitize supplies/equipment).
  • Work independently and as a team member.
  • Perform additional duties or job functions required and deemed necessary by supervisory personnel.
  • As an Amarillo College employee seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers, and the community by embracing these values; Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation and Yes!

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel between offices and buildings, frequently required to sit or stand for long periods, and requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull and/or maneuver office supplies as needed. Must be able to continuously lift 50lbs; climb a 12-foot ladder; lift and move heavy objects.

Working Conditions: Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions (hot/cold/humid/wet).

Working Environment: This position operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copy machines, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Salary: Aligned with the current published salary scale for the represented position grade, commensurate with experience.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

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Amarillo College