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Mott Community College
  • Position Number: 4607422
  • Location: Flint, MI
  • Position Type: Science - Physics

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Position TitleSupport Specialist - Physical Science
DepartmentScience & Math - Dept
Employee GroupProfessional/Technical
Starting Salary RangeHigh $40k to Mid $60k
Compensation Details
Excellent benefits package. Click here to view our benefits summary.

Position Summary
Who we are:
Mott Community College is student-centered and mission-driven to ensure that all our students thrive and reach their fullest potential. As an institution, we are action-oriented and intentional in dismantling every systemic barrier that prevents the excellence of students from underrepresented communities.

As Mott Community College deepens its commitment to equity, it is of the highest priority that we focus our hiring process to seek individuals with the expertise to lead our institution in serving students from underrepresented communities. This is an opportunity for the college community to continue to act upon our values but more importantly for the empowering of our students' self-efficacy, for cultivating a sense of belonging, and for the diversity of our entire student body being reflected in a position of power in the classroom.

Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job:

Purpose: The purpose of the Support Specialist - Physical Science Position is to support the faculty and students by facilitating the laboratory activities required for courses through purchasing and organizing materials and equipment, supporting the execution of these labs during class time, and by promoting safety (awareness; intervene to remediate; report non-compliance) and success of these labs and MCC students through careful organization and execution of standards. This Support Specialist also maintains a large collection of chemicals and specialized equipment.

Scope: The position serves Physical Science faculty in their laboratory activities and in the purchase, maintenance and inventory of materials and equipment. This position is knowledgeable of and responsible for the safe use (according to approved and appropriate protocols) and appropriate storage and disposal of chemicals and waste material, which may be hazardous. This position supports the proper use of the Gorman Study Center and/or similar study areas. Collaborates and requested/needed with other areas and departments of the college using chemicals and specialized equipment.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position works in cooperation with the Dean to hire, train, and coach the student workers. This position provides direction and daily assignments to student workers and trains or arranges for the training of these students in the correct use of equipment and the correct storage and use of chemicals.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a secondary education degree with a Chemistry major from an accredited college or university or related experience.

  2. At least one year of experience in a college lab or work setting of a similar nature of experience in a college lab or work setting of a similar nature.

  3. Basic knowledge of instrumentation that can be verified by training certification or experience in a laboratory using similar equipment

  4. Recent (within past 2 years) training or certification in OSHA/MIOSHA regulations and in the use, handling, storage and disposal of chemicals which may include hazardous materials

  5. Demonstrated capacity to analyze lab experiments, create processes and procedures for execution of such experiment, and execute these experiments with consistent results

  6. Demonstrated capacity to deal with and follow through on responsibilities

  7. Capacity to communicate clearly and effectively in the spoken and written word

  8. Clear capacity to deal appropriately with confidential information

  9. Capacity to work effectively in irregular or unpredictable work shifts, with times of highly intense and/or multiple tasks

  10. Experience in the use of technology such as computers with general and specialized software in the teaching and learning of Physical Science concepts.

  11. Ability to give and take direction and work as an effective part of a team.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  1. Course work in other physical sciences such as astronomy, physics, and/or geology.

  2. At least two years of experience in a college lab or work setting of a similar nature of experience in a college lab or work setting of a similar nature.

  3. Experience/Capacity to complete minor repairs of instruments.

  4. Experience in working as a member of a team and as a team leader in a lab setting

  5. Experience in trouble-shooting complex processes.

  6. Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and create lab activities

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  1. Must be able to safely move chemicals and equipment from storage to lab areas for use and return them to storage.

  2. Must be able to move up to 10-gallon containers of fluid from surfaces onto carts or into fume hoods.

  3. Must be able to set up equipment and either reach to the floor or reach overhead to fasten or secure devices.

  4. Must be able to use a computer for completing reports or accessing information.

  5. Must be able to clean up spills where they occur according to OSHA/MIOSHA regulations.

  6. Must be able to discern specialized symbols and determine colors or identify odors

Work Schedule
40 hours per week which may be requested, or assigned in a non-traditional 8 hour day arrangement according to course schedules and lab needs - as approved by the Dean.

Mott Community College recognizes that remote work can benefit the student, employee and College and will permit employee duties to be performed remotely when it is appropriate, reasonable and feasible based on the College's mission and priorities. MCC employees follow a well-defined remote work program. The opportunity for remote work is reviewed on a case by case basis and dependent on many factors including the nature of the job duties and person's suitability for remote work. All hybrid work opportunities are approved by the immediate supervisor and Executive member.

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Additional Information
First consideration given to internal candidates.

Degree must be conferred by offer date.

Visa sponsorship is not available.

The College is unable to assist with travel and/or relocation expenses.

Selected candidates must submit to a drug test and criminal background check.

The College reserves the right to cancel the search at any time.

Additional Application Deadline Information
The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Equal Opportunity Statement
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran's status, age, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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