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Machine Maintenance Specialist

La Sierra University

Machine Maintenance Specialist

Riverside, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Provides a wide variety of operational and administrative laboratory support services. This includes the preparation for a smooth running of assigned laboratories each week. Identifies, enhances and follows specific processes and procedures to maximize the efficiencies of the academic courses conducted in the laboratory; ensures the correct functioning of facilities and equipment.


    • Responsible for scheduling, training, coaching and mentoring all Teaching Assistants for all sections of the laboratory course. Supervises and evaluates TA’s for the laboratories. Ensures that TA’s set up, implement and tear down all lab sessions. Ensures that teaching assistants are properly guiding and assisting students. Meets with lab TA’s on a weekly basis during the school year and prepares for that week’s Recommends hiring and rehiring of Teaching Assistants for the laboratories.
    • Assists faculty with designing and implementing course laboratory experiments and projects. Fully coordinates lab experiments in support of the related course instructors. Responsible for the safety of the students and teaching assistants in the lab environment.
    • Provides formal lab instruction as needed. Prepares and coordinates lab quizzes and keeps record of all lab grades.
    • Provides support and assistance related to facilities and equipment issues and repairs.
    • Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for lab operations to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness and quality control of the teaching laboratory and compliance with federal, state and university regulations and standards.
    • Coordinates the operational activities in instructional laboratories providing support services to faculty, students and technicians. Coordinates the ordering, inventory, storage and maintenance of supplies, lab ware and instruments essential to the operation of course labs.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Bachelor's degree in Biology or related discipline, or equivalent experience and professional certifications; two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Expertise in Microsoft Office. Ability to use commonly available biology software and course management systems.


    Ability to manage and supervise student workers.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration, extreme cold and heat, as well as numerous chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Protective equipment is required.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is

    regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; occasionally climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


    Requires the exercise of independent judgment and discretion. Must have good technical skills with general scientific instruments, computer hardware, organization and knowledge of good practices in disposal of chemicals. Ability to understand the importance of and uphold confidentiality regarding student records and information shared in faculty meetings. Must have strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications
    • Experience with basic PC skills to include Microsoft software
    • Basic understanding of federal and state policies and regulations, project policies and requirements
    • Basic interpersonal and communication skills
    • DOE “L” or “Q” clearance or ability to obtain a DOE “L” or “Q” clearance
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