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State of Minnesota College Laboratory Asst 1 in Alexandria, Minnesota

Job Summary

Job Summary

This person will assist students and instructors with general science projects in the lab. In addition, this person is responsible for organizing the chemistry and biology labs and prep rooms. This person will also serve as the college’s Chemical Hygiene Officer by documenting and maintaining chemical waste procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

Post-secondary coursework in Chemistry and/or Biology sufficient to provide technical lab services for students, faculty, and staff, or

6 months of teaching/tutoring experience in Chemistry and/or Biology at the high school level or above, or

An equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of general science within the college lab sufficient to clarify the task and guide students.

Experience using science lab equipment and materials.

Experience performing repair and maintenance of lab equipment to ensure that it is operational and safe.

Knowledge and awareness of chemical waste disposal methods and documentation.

Skills in inventory control and procedures.

Skills in time management and working independently.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Details

Other Information

Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at http://mn.gov/mmb/employee-relations/labor-relations/Labor/.

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Annette Pavek at annettep@alextech.edu or 320-762-4411.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed.

Job Title: College Laboratory Asst 1

Location: Alexandria

Job ID: 45028

Regular/Temporary: Seasonal

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/07/2021

Closing Date: 04/23/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Alexandria Technical & Community College

Hiring Agency: Alexandria Technical & Community College

Division/Unit: Liberal Arts and Science

Appointment Type: PT, Seasonal

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Hours: Day Shift

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $17.76 - $24.48 /hourly; $10,230 - $14,100 /annually

Job Class Option: Chemistry (0323)

Classified Status: Classified

Re-Posting: No

Job Class: College Laboratory Assistant 1 - Chemistry Option

Working Title: Chemistry Laboratory Assistant