Laboratory Technician at Nova Pioneer

February 22, 2023

Job Description


Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Liaising with science teaching staff on their needs for practical work and maintain an efficient system for the use and allocation of materials and equipment, setting a priority system where necessary.
  • Advising science teaching staff on technical components of the curriculum.
  • Assisting science teaching staff with demonstrations.
  • Assisting science teaching staff in instructing students on the use/care of equipment.
  • Advising and assist science teaching staff in safety matters relating to the science laboratory.
  • Demonstrating laboratory techniques to science teaching staff/students.
  • Setting out equipment and materials for the classroom/department.
  • Using clear classroom demonstrations.
  • Maintaining a safe chemical storage/handling/disposal system in accordance with current regulations.
  • Assisting with the security of the science laboratory and equipment.
  • Maintaining an inventory of equipment and annual stocktaking.
  • Keeping a record of the consumables used regularly and maintain adequate supplies of them (including chemicals).
  • Acquiring relevant catalogs and price lists.
  • Ordering equipment and chemicals in consultation with the manager.
  • Assisting with labeling, storage, stock-taking and ordering of equipment and chemicals.
  • Servicing and clean simple laboratory apparatus/equipment.
  • Developing maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment and organize maintenance where required.
  • Reporting damages to equipment and arrange repairs.
  • Conducting safety audits for the laboratories.
  • Evaluating and selecting equipment, and make recommendations for purchase to Science Coordinator.


Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Diploma or certificate in Science Laboratory Technology in Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized institution.
  • You possess 1-3 years of working experience in a recognized secondary school or equivalent institution.
  • You are able to prepare students’ practical work up to 8-4-4 level with minimum supervision.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Nova Pioneer on to apply