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Black Hawk College Lab Tech in Moline, Illinois

Lab Tech



Lab Tech


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East Campus - Galva, IL

Job Type

Part-Time Staff


Natural Science & Engineering

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General Information & Responsibilities

GRADE: 115

REPORTS TO: Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences

TYPE OF SUPERVISION GIVEN TO OTHERS: Indirect supervision given to student workers/work study students in Natural Science and Engineering departmental labs and other departmental labs as needed.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lab Tech is responsible for coordination of East Campus Natural Science and Engineering departmental laboratory and other departmental laboratory preparation, laboratory/equipment maintenance, indirect supervision of student workers and work study students, and chemical/hazardous waste management.

Description of All Duties


  • Accurately prepares and removes departmental lab setups based on instructional needs.

  • Cleans and maintains departmental laboratories, stock rooms, chemical storeroom, prep rooms, and classrooms.

  • Order supplies. Works with vendors to ensure that living specimens arrive at times appropriate for their classroom use.

  • Maintains departmental media, equipment, materials and supplies (such as chemicals, microbiological agents, glassware, etc.). Removes and disposes outdated or unused media, equipment, materials, and supplies. Maintains a current inventory.

  • Maintains and updates Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS’s) and accurately labels all chemicals, materials, and supplies according to OSHA regulations.

  • Creates and updates the Standard Operating Procedures for departmental safety.

  • Coordinates hazardous waste handling, disposal and recordkeeping for all East Campus locations.

  • Provides general laboratory assistance to departmental faculty and students.

  • Coordinates and works cooperatively with the Quad Cities lab tech.

  • Maintains satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.


  • Directs and coordinates student workers/work study students for Natural Science and Engineering departmental labs and other departmental labs as needed.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


+ + Demonstrates Black Hawk College core values.

  • Adheres to standard operating procedures.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Maintains up-to-date job knowledge of applicable codes, laws, regulations, etc.

  • Performs all work in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner.

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner.


  • Works directly for and cooperatively with the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Works directly and cooperatively with faculty associated with the labs and all other East Campus faculty.

  • Works directly and cooperatively with department chairs, and the Executive Dean for East Campus.

  • Works directly and cooperatively with the Quad Cities lab tech.

  • Works directly and cooperatively with students, staff, vendors, and the general public.

  • Works directly and cooperatively with agencies related to the duties of the position.

Education & Experience

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a science related field required.

  • Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications required.

  • Good written and oral communication skills required.

  • Good organizational skills required.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information and records required.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations required.

  • Basic knowledge of laboratory operations, procedures, and safety preferred.

  • Prior experience in laboratory coordination and management preferred.

  • OSHA 30-hour general industry training certification preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and work from all College locations required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the Essential Functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Functions.

Standing 65% Sitting 25% Bending 5% Reaching 5%

Lifting: (Occasional) Up to 35 lbs.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the described job; it is not an all-encompassing statement of all the work requirements that may be necessary to perform the job.

Supplemental Information

This is a 20-27 hours per week position.

Resume required for this position.

Salary range is $12.26 - $35.36 per hour.

Part-time employees earn benefits such as:

  • Paid sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid personal time

  • Tuition waiver (waived tuition for up to 6 credit hours each semester)

Applications accepted online through the Black Hawk College website or through

Candidates are encouraged to provide their work history in the employment application.

Candidates needing assistance with the online application process should refer to the online help guide available at

Black Hawk College does not sponsor employment visas.

While you contribute your talent and enthusiasm to BHC, as an eligible employee you will have access to outstanding health benefits, ample time off, a pension plan, educational opportunities, and much more. In this section, you will find an overview of our comprehensive and generous benefit programs. Be sure to check out the Compensation section as well.

Core Benefits for Regular, Part-Time Staff Employees (Employed 20 or more hours per week)

Tuition Waiver

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Spending Account / Dependent Care Account

Paid Holidays

Free use of fitness center

Sick Leave

Retirement Pension Plans

State University Retirement System of Illinois (SURS): Employees working in a regular and continuous position or one in which services are expected to be rendered on a continuous basis for at least four months or one academic term, whichever is less, may be eligible to enroll in SURS. To learn more about SURS, visit

Optional 403b Tax-Deferred Investment Program: Employees may set up a 403b plan through Edward Jones Investments / Mass Mutual.


Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a science related field?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have good organizational skills?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have the ability to maintain confidential information and records?

  • Yes

  • NO


Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have the ability to travel and work from all College locations?

  • Yes

  • No

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Black Hawk College


6600 34th Ave

Moline, Illinois, 61265