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Lab Assistant I

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Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Office Support
Role: Lab Assistant I


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

To Be Determined

Rate of Pay:

$11.26 an hour 

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Assist lab management in laboratory preparation for a variety of college-level classes.  Help maintain classrooms, prepare laboratory setups, and assist instructors in class.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Must have completed relevant college-level courses with a grade of C or better and basic knowledge of chemistry.
  3. Knowledge of relevant course content areas.
  4. Knowledge and ability to work safely and efficiently in a scientific laboratory setting.
  5. Strong communication skills.
  6. Ability to follow laboratory protocols, procedures, and safety requirements.
  7. Ability to operate complex laboratory equipment.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

  1. Prepare laboratory exercise set-ups and student supplies for various science laboratory courses.
  2. Prepare stock solutions and media.
  3. Clean up and maintain laboratories and prep rooms.
  4. Clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  5. Maintain cadavers and cadaver room.

Other Duties:

  1. Assist instructors during class, as needed.
  2. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Medium (up to 50 lbs. occasionally or 30 lbs frequently or 10 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative, hazards, fumes or airborne particles

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 03/11/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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