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Laboratory Technician

Posted 1 month ago

The Lab Technician plays a crucial role in supporting the Science Department of the school by maintaining laboratory equipment, preparing materials for experiments, and ensuring a safe and efficient working environment for students and staff. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in laboratory procedures, excellent organizational skills, and a commitment to promoting a culture of safety and academic excellence.

Accountability

Line managed by the Science Head of department/Academic Deputy Head

Key Responsibilities:

1. Equipment Maintenance:

· Regularly inspect, calibrate, and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure functionality and safety standards are met.

· Coordinate repairs and replacements as necessary to minimize downtime.

2. Material Preparation:

· Prepare chemicals, solutions, specimens, and other materials required for science experiments according to curriculum guidelines and teacher instructions.

· Ensure proper labeling and storage of all materials.

 

3. Lab Setup:

· Set up laboratory stations and experiment apparatus before classes and dismantle them afterward.

· Assist teachers and students in the proper use of equipment and materials during experiments.

· Maintain the cleaniless and tidiness of the laboratory in conjunction with the teacher in charge of the room.

· Clean goggles, safety screens, fume cupboards and other items.

· Store materials tidily.

· Keep equipment clean.

 

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as chemistry, biology, or physics.

· Previous experience working in a laboratory setting, preferably in an educational environment.

· Fluency in English language.

· Strong understanding of laboratory safety procedures and protocols.

· Proficiency in using laboratory equipment and tools.

· Solid foundation in science subjects such as biology, physics and chemistry.

· Excellent organizational and time management skills.

· Effective communication and interpersonal abilities.

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

· Commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Beech Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We execute rigorous recruitment procedures that ensure all employees and volunteers are of sound moral character and are suitable people to work with children and young adults. The School expects all teaching staff, non-teaching staff and volunteers to share and uphold our commitment to safeguarding.

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