Laboratory Technician (Temporary Part-Time) job – Tennessee Board of Regents – Knoxville, TN

The overall purpose of this job is to set up the general biology lab experiments on the Strawberry Plains Campus by obtaining through college channels all supplies, materials, and equipment needed by the faculty and students for the lab experiment and setting these out in an orderly fashion. This includes such things as preparing chemicals and reagents for use, preparing chemical solutions, growing bacteria and plants, properly disposing of chemical and biohazard waste, cleaning up after experiments, and making sure equipment is in working order.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

45% Set up laboratory with required supplies, materials, and equipment; prepare chemical reagents and solutions; and operate various equipment as needed to accomplish these tasks; travel to other branch campuses as needed. Lab setups include the courses


1110, 1120.

20% Clean up lab, including waste disposal, and clean and store equipment.

10% Obtain needed supplies and equipment from Hardin Valley campus or through petty cash system.

10% Communicate lab supply needs to Lead Laboratory Technician and other department members or to other departments when necessary, and serve as liaison between lab instructors and course lead instructors.

5% Coordinate proper disposal of chemical/biohazard waste, update


, test safety equipment.

5% Inventory supplies, check equipment, and perform minor repairs or adjustments on equipment.

5% Assist Lead Laboratory Technician in inventory, ordering supplies, waste disposal, and other duties.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a natural science such as chemistry or biology.

Preferred Qualifications

Lab experience to obtain a natural science degree should be sufficient but additional lab experience would be preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

Organization and time management skills, attention to detail, ability to troubleshoot lab equipment. Knowledge of


, chemicals, biology and chemistry.

Pay Rate

Pay Grade 6/$15.27

Posting Date


Closing Date

Open until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please be sure to include the Begin and End Dates under your Employment History. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Scan and attach required documents (diploma, High School Equivalency (


) Diploma, transcripts, certifications), and resume to the online application in Word or


format (less than 2 MB in size). Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Type of Appointment

FLSA Status


Employment Category


Pellissippi State Community College (Knoxville)

Location of Position

Strawberry Plains Campus

Posting Number


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