City of Ann Arbor
Temp Lab Assistant (R&D)
Nature of Work:
Collecting and preparing samples from various sources for laboratory analyses, preparing media, buffers, solutions, and reagents required in analysis, operating and maintaining sampling apparatus and laboratory equipment, assists laboratory staff with
completion of their duties, receiving, issuing, and maintaining records of laboratory equipment and supplies, compiling and maintaining laboratory data records, cleaning, preparing, and sterilizing of facility, materials, and equipment for laboratory work, basic laboratory testing using hand-held meters, performing all work in accordance and compliance with laboratory safety practices and procedures, the Chemical Hygiene Plan, and the City of Ann Arbor policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental regulations including, but not limited to, hazardous materials, performing related work as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
The physical ability to perform climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, driving and repetitive motions.
Incumbents mix chemicals for testing and routinely work with biological contaminants requiring the use of both normal and specialized protective equipment. Observe or monitor objects and data to comply with safety standards and measure volume using calibrated instruments. Continuous, repetitive and precise arm/hand movements are made when dispensing and measuring liquids and solid volumes. Some lifting and moving of objects such as sample containers weighing up to 50 lbs may be required when performing laboratory analyses. Also, in connection with performing laboratory analyses, bending and stooping to retrieve samples weighing up to 50 lbs is common.
When carrying supplies, incumbents may walk over uneven and slippery surfaces as well as climb ladders and stairs. Incumbents distinguish colors while conducting a variety of chemical tests, and respond to various audible alarms coming from testing equipment. The physical ability to enter and exit a boat, carrying equipment, samples, etc., if necessary (rowing may
be required). The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as incumbent may be subject to local and long-distance travel. It is common for incumbents to stand or sit for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will.
Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently,
and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.