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Job Details: Water Lab Assistant (Part time, hourly)

Job Title: Water Lab Assistant (Part time, hourly)

Submitted on: 10-11-17


Start Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: Open until filled


This is a part-time job for 5-6 hours a day during peak hours of 9-3:30. No more than 29 hours a week. This employee will be providing support to the overall operations of the lab. They will be performing business and/or lab duties, depending on skills and interests. Must be dependable, punctual, and an
independent worker. Must be a flexible team member with an ability to prioritize.
Contact Deborah Ask at 580-349- 1581 or

General responsibilities: Comply with safety requirements and good laboratory practices as required and guided by OPSU, ODEQ, TNI, EPA, OSHA and the laboratory Director and
Supervisor; Comply with all OPSU policies; and Comply with laboratory QA Manual,
including the ethics policy.

Business operations: Perform general office operations such as ordering and receiving supplies, answering phones, filing documentation as directed, sending/receiving mail, etc.; Maintain courtesy and good attitude of service toward customers and visitors; Operate and maintain laboratory receiving room; Maintain communications with customers about their required sampling schedules and send prepared sampling kits as needed and requested; Use the laboratory Quick Books accounting system as needed to generate customer invoices; Coordinate with OPSU accounting for customer receipt of payments, requisitions and PO’s; Develop and maintain working knowledge of the following software as used in the laboratory operations: LIMS (LabLite), Microsoft office suite, Quick Books, and OK Corral.

Laboratory operations: Maintain appropriate knowledge of test methods as needed for communication with customers; Receive, log-in and label samples into laboratory operation using LIMS; Maintain log books and computer files as directed; Enter data into LIMS, Excel spreadsheets and other systems for in-process and completed samples as needed; Potentially learn and exercise certain lab responsibilities, such reading temperatures and running Bac-T tests; Maintain knowledge of hazard issues with chemicals and samples, especially per MSDS’s; Maintain personal and general laboratory safety; Properly dispose of waste materials as needed.

Applicant Must Submit:

Letter of Application, Resume
Three References (current addresses and phone numbers)
All College Transcripts (unofficial)
Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)


Must have excellent communication skills; High school degree or higher (preferably
associates degree or higher, with experience in laboratory or medical technician or similar
field); Demonstrated ability to learn and operate spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and other
computer software; Skills of organization, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and following
instructions; Demonstrated ability with basic math skills; Must be able to actively work on
assigned duties, complete work, achieve goals, and participate in teamwork with minimum
supervision; Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and
walking; Spanish-speaking preferred.

Physical Requirements:



For Additional Information:

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ. 
Office of Human Resources 
P. O. Box 430 
Goodwell, OK 73939 
Telephone 580-349-2611 
Fax 580-349-2302 
E-mail to
OPSU Human Resources