Laboratory Glassware Washer

Location
California, United States
Posted
Thursday, 8 October 2020
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87428
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Laboratory Glassware Washer to wash laboratory glassware and maintain cleanliness of laboratory and equipment .In addition, incumbent may perform incidental functions of Laboratory Assistants. Laboratory Glassware Washer will work under direct supervision of the Director of Laboratory Research Development.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Pick up glassware daily, keeping tissue culture and biochemical glassware separate. Machine wash biochemical glassware, keeping glassware for each lab separate. Hand-wash large cylinders, homogenizers, plastic tubes and other items too delicate to be washed in machine. Acid wash pipettes as needed. Following drying, return clean glassware to labs and put away in proper place.
  • Bring distilled water to labs as needed. Clean large distilled water bottles according to specified schedule. Process tissue culture glassware according to written protocols that must be followed precisely. These protocols require compulsive cleanliness, handling each piece separately, multiple rinses and sterilization procedures. Comply with University policy regarding health & safety.
  • Must be able to read and adhere to protocols, keep simple records, be conscientious, have manual dexterity, be able to learn to operate dishwasher, autoclaves, etc., and learn the principles of sterile techniques.

*Additional duties may be required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Some familiarity with a laboratory environment helpful but not required. Will be trained to do this work.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Ability to follow detailed oral and/or written instructions (both verbal and written) instructions.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform the characteristic duties.
  • Habits of cleanliness and neatness.
  • Demonstrated punctuality and consistent attendance.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks.
  • Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Frequently stand/walk, perform seated work, operate special machines
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach /work above shoulders, light fine grasping.
  • Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Rarely help move heavier items (e.g. chairs or lab equipment; packages of supplies; drums containing 2 to 15 gallons, depending on ability.
  • In some Glassware Washing operations, occasionally may pull a wheeled Glassware cart that weighs approximately 100 pounds

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work occurs in a research laboratory environment.  Depending on research, Lab Assistants may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures, including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 5778
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A11
Department URL: http://pediatrics.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 87428

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