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Job Description - Technician, Science Lab
Last revised on 09/04/2019
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Technician, Science Lab

Job Title ID:233000
Job Series/Job FamilyAcademic Program Support Series/Academic Science Lab Family
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
Career Band/Level Pay Range Technician 5/119
Grant Funded? No
Supervisory? No
Critical Classification? No
Reports To Department Chair, Supervisor, or designee

College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
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Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.

General Statement of Job

To prepare, set-up and issue materials and equipment for use in student laboratory demonstrations, experiments, exercises and exams; assists in the operation and maintenance of instructional labs; participates in the planning and implement of lab exercises and experiments; assists instructors with the development/improvement of laboratory exercises.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Prepare, assist in developing, perform set-up and clean-up of instructional labs; may include assisting the faculty and students during lab experiments, exercises and exams.*
  2. Performs annual inventory of all lab chemicals and maintains current list of stored chemicals for labs in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations; provides SDSs information for each instructional lab demonstration, experience, exercise and exam.*
  3. Maintains a working knowledge of a variety of laboratory equipment and demonstrates the safe and proper use/disposal of equipment including hazardous or biohazardous materials.
  4. Prepares, tests, adjusts, modifies, performs routine maintenance on, calibrates a variety of technical laboratory equipment, trouble-shoots equipment and makes minor repairs and/or arranges for service repair.*
  5. Ensures lab safety and respond to laboratory emergencies. Maintain working knowledge of health and safety procedures/regulations including but not limited to first aid and CPR.*
  6. Purchases lab and office supplies; track supply budget; obtain approvals for purchases following established department and college processes.*
  7. Collaborates with faculty and supervisors on the development of lab schedules, procedures, and documents lab procedures.*
  8. Ensures EHS compliance in the laboratory through proper labeling and storage of equipment and hazardous materials.
  9. Partners with ACC EHS Department to ensure policies and procedures are followed for safe handling of hazardous and biohazardous materials.
  10. May oversee the work of hourly employees.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Technology Skills

Required Work Experience

Preferred Work Experience

Required Education

Preferred Education

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

Physical Requirements



The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.