Laboratory Support Specialist

Primary Function

Description of Duties: Support the laboratory exercises associated with earth & environmental science, engineering and technology courses. Prepare and set up laboratory sessions as needed for student and faculty use. Maintain, prepare and replenish supplies and equipment needed for laboratory sessions. Maintain laboratory computers and experiment interface instruments. Maintain an accurate inventory of equipment and supplies. Assist faculty and students with equipment utilization, setup and/or replacement during laboratory sessions. Collaborate with faculty and staff regarding lab needs. Maintain inventory of supplies/equipment and order laboratory supplies as needed. Clean and properly dispose of waste to include proper disposal of hazardous waste. Adhere to applicable health and safety regulations. Support field trip exercises by preparing instrumentation and supplies. When shops and laboratories are open supervise student use of these facilities. Participate in the development of safety procedures and training for faculty and students that use equipment located in shops and laboratories. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Coordinators and Division Dean. May supervise hourly and/or work study employees. Work under limited supervision. Receive training and guidelines from Program Coordinators and the Division Dean.   Work under limited supervision. Receive training and guidelines from Program Coordinators and the Division Dean.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related area. One-year experience working in a laboratory or related areas. Experience with computers. Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Light carrying up to 10 lbs. and light lifting up to 10 lbs. required. Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move from building to building on-campus and to visit off-campus sites/facilities.

Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM related area. Experience working in an institution of higher education preferably in a laboratory environment.  Familiarity with using computers/software related to engineering design and analysis for mechanical and/or electrical systems and subsystems. Some experience working with 3D printing. Some experience working with industrial equipment (preference is for metal 3-D printer support equipment). Ability to setup and use scientific instrumentation and equipment.


Full Time

Salary Range

$27,475 – $29,075

Application Process/Contact Information

Application Deadline: September 24, 2021

Please submit application materials as requested. The original signed Rose State College application form and unofficial degree conferring transcripts must be received by this office for formal consideration; however, should an offer of employment be extended, official transcripts are required.

Candidate selected will serve a probationary period. All finalists may be subject to a background check and/or drug test.
(POSTED ON August 26, 2021)
Must be eligible to work in the United States
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided upon written request.
HUMAN RESOURCES/AAO (405) 733-7979
6420 SE 15th STREET ~ MIDWEST CITY, OK ~ 73110-2799