Laboratory Specialist, Chemistry - PT Flex

College of Lake County

Job Description

Posting Number


Position Title

Laboratory Specialist, Chemistry - PT Flex



Position Type

Part-Time Flex

Job Family

Part-Time Flex

Job Summary

The College of Lake County is currently looking for a PT Flex, Lab Specialist to join the team at the Southlake Campus. The Southlake Lab Specialist, under the supervision of the Associate Dean in the Biological and Health Sciences division, is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Chemistry lab on the Southlake campus, located in Vernon Hills: prepares and sets up all solutions, supplies and equipment needed for student labs, assists instructors in dispensing special equipment, coordinates and supervises student workers, orders supplies as needed, maintains inventory of supplies and equipment, and maintains and monitors the cleanliness, security and safety of the stockroom and laboratory spaces.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top 100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.

Required Qualification

  1. Associates Degree with emphasis in Chemistry, Biology, or related field. 
  2. Excellent organizational skills, good interpersonal communication, and strong knowledge of scientific experiments and equipment relevant to the chemistry laboratory. 

Desired Qualifications

  1. Bachelors degree in Chemistry or related field. 
  2. Laboratory work experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  3. Inventory control experience. 
  4. Knowledge of safe laboratory practices and proper hazardous material handling.

Posting Date


Special Instructions Summary

Open until filled.

This is a part-time flex position and employment shall be on an at-will basis, the duration of which shall be in accordance with the needs of the College of Lake County.

Part-time flex employees are not eligible to participate in any benefits program at the College, including tuition reimbursement, tuition waiver, health insurance or paid time off.

Pay Rate



Part-Time Flex



Total Hours per week


Work Schedule

Work schedule may vary semester to semester based on schedule of course offerings.

Software Testing Required


Interview Process Requirements


EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Summary of Essential Functions

  1. Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Chemistry labs at the Southlake Campus (located in Vernon Hills), the preparation and storage rooms associated with it, and ensures their proper functioning and maintenance. 
  2. Prepares and sets up all solutions, supplies and equipment needed for laboratories conducted at the Southlake Campus. 
  3. Monitors and replenishes supplies as needed.
  4. Maintains current knowledge of the operation of equipment and of laboratory techniques. 
  5. Performs minor, periodic maintenance of equipment; arranges for service calls when necessary. 
  6. Assists the instructors in dispensing special equipment and replacing equipment for students during lab periods. 
  7. Assists instructors in operating equipment and locating supplies. 
  8. Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment, orders laboratory supplies as needed, maintains files of purchase requisitions and orders, maintains contact with suppliers, and receives all items purchased by the area. 
  9. Travels to local suppliers to pick up materials as needed. 
  10. Maintains and monitors the cleanliness, security and safety of stockroom and laboratory spaces, including storage and use of hazardous chemicals.
  11. Coordinates and supervises student workers. 
  12. Assists in the preparation of the budget by submitting lists of supplies and materials needed. 
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Associate Dean. 

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