Summary of Duties
Job involves set up and take down of biology labs that occur in M217, and M213 specifically, and somewhat M215. This would involve very simple but critical tasks such as:
- washing glassware and slides,
- re-shelving lab materials in the prep rooms,
- help stocking handouts,
- organizing materials for labs,
- removing materials from lab to prep room for breakdown
Depending on the hours, it could also involve help with maintaining the plants in M217. Helping pack up field materials for field trips and rinsing and drying equipment after labs would be a huge help.
Minimum Qualifications / Required Skills:
- Able to lift equipment with the weight of the microscopes,
- Able to carry some equipment from prep room to cars, when going out on field trips.
- Doesn’t mind menial tasks,
- Follows directions,
- Has a familiarity with the names of equipment used in labs (petri dish, beaker, pipette etc)
Approximate Hours Per Week:
10 hours per week
Days and Hours Needed:
Monday through Friday; able to work around student schedule. Mornings are preferred (prior to 1:30pm labs).
Preferred Start Date:
Rate of Pay:
$18.20 / hour
M-Building (2nd floor, Science wing), aka Keegan Hall
Barbara Blackie, BBlackie@pencol.edu, 360-417-6253 (office) or 360-477-8028 (personal cell)
This position will report to Brian Hauge (BHauge@pencol.edu) and/or Barbara Blackie and/or Sam Zwenger (SZwenger@pencol.edu).
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14, state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. This applies to work study students as they are employees of the college. Your vaccine status will be verified. Please reach out to the HR Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need information on a medical or religious accommodation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
In keeping with the College's Guiding Principles, we seek to achieve the following learning outcomes for all student work study employees (where applicable):
1. Time Management/Organizational Skills: Student worker will demonstrate techniques for effective organization and task prioritization, and understand how time management affects his or her job performance and the ability of others to do their jobs, along with appropriate record keeping skills.
2. Professionalism: Student worker will understand expectations for professionalism in the workplace including language, dress, behavior, personal hygiene, and phone/email etiquette.
3. Customer Service: Student worker will be able to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations by listening to customer needs, responding in a timely manner, and anticipating what a customer may need in the future or may need more information or clarification on in the present.
4. Teamwork/Collaboration: Student worker will work successfully in team settings which require flexibility, conflict management at lowest level of resolution possible, and cooperation.
5. Communication Skills: Student worker will communicate in a professional manner and understand the appropriate style of communication based on the audience and the setting or type of meeting.
6. Work Ethic: Student worker will understand the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, observance of health and safety standards, and the impact those values have on success in the workplace.
7. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Student worker will demonstrate the analytical ability to gather facts, suggest solutions, discern flaws in reasoning, and make decisions which are sound and timely.
8. Technology: Student worker will develop proficiency in common technology tools, including phone, email, online searches, Zoom or other online meeting platforms, Microsoft Office applications, and specific technology used in the student worker's job duties.
9. Upward Management Skills: Student worker will demonstrate competency on how to communicate needs, concerns, and requests to immediate supervisor and other managers.
10. Workplace Simulation Mastery: Student worker will learn how to receive and learn from feedback, importance of regular input to and from the supervisor, and the supervisor will perform genuine performance evaluations and exit interviews.