Department of Administrative Services

Laboratory Aide (40 Hour) (5240FK)

$18.68-$24.56 Hourly / $1,494.60-$1,964.60 BiWeekly /
$39,009.06-$51,276.06 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health, academic or diagnostic laboratory, this class is accountable for performing routine, non-technical laboratory work with emphasis on cleaning and sterilizing glassware, instruments and laboratory utensils and preparing laboratories/materials for tests, experiments and/or research.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Initially works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Generally does not exercise supervision.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Cleans and sterilizes glassware, utensils and laboratory instruments; cleans laboratory; prepares and labels laboratory products and specimen/sample kits for mailing and distribution; collects and prepares samples for analysis; pours media into test tubes; plugs and sterilizes test tubes; operates basic laboratory equipment such as autoclaves, washers, centrifuges, dry ovens and trip balances; receives and numbers incoming specimens/samples; keeps records of samples, supplies and equipment and assists in maintaining laboratory inventory; feeds, waters and cares for laboratory animals; may prepare simple media, solutions and reagents according to written instructions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to keep simple records and perform simple arithmetical calculations; manual dexterity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunization for communicable diseases as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift standard laboratory equipment, trays/boxes of glassware and/or bodies; may be exposed to some risk of injury from such things as rabid animals, broken glass, toxic vapors, toxic and/or disease carrying substances; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

FK 10

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group HH 08 approved effective June 23, 1995. (Revised to implement SCOPE compensation)
5240A 07/23/95 pzd

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/23/1995

CLASS: 5240FK; EST: ; REV: 6/23/1995;