ED35 - Laboratory Technologist I
General Nature of Work:
Performs complex analyses of organic and inorganic substances, including hazardous materials; or operates, maintains, calibrates and repairs laboratory research and test instruments; may supervise the activities of lower-level workers.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Incumbents function as journey- and senior-level agricultural laboratory technologists or as entry-level laboratory instrument technicians.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Conducts complex laboratory analytical procedures.
Identifies and qualifies organic and inorganic chemical constituents.
Characterizes physical properties of processed foods and feeds, agricultural and petroleum products and hazardous substances.
Operates, maintains, calibrates and repairs complex laboratory equipment.
Designs and fabricates laboratory instruments and apparatus.
Writes or reviews reports of daily and monthly activities.
Oversees the activities of subordinate laboratory personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of laboratory techniques and procedures for chemical and biochemical analysis.
Knowledge of mechanical, electromechanical and electronic theory.
Skill in the use of precision tools, test instruments and complex laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform complex arithmetic calculations.
Ability to follow detailed instructions.
Ability to compile and maintain laboratory technical records.
Ability to supervise the activities of subordinate technical personnel.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
An associate degree or equivalent technical training in electronics technology, biology or the natural sciences and work experience in a laboratory environment; or a high school diploma and journey-level work experience in a laboratory environment.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
An associate degree or equivalent technical training in electronics technology, biology, or the natural sciences and one year work experience in a laboratory environment; or a high school diploma and two years journey-level work experience in a laboratory environment.
MUSC Physical Requirements: