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Science Lab Technician

Job Description:

We are working with a school in Coventry who are looking for a Laboratory Technician for an immediate start.


To undertake, duties in support of the work of the teaching staff in the science department.


  • The preparation of materials and equipment for science lessons. Maintaining science laboratories and preparation rooms and their equipment, and services in good order.
  • General duties in support of the teachers in the Science Department.
  • The precise duties would be determined by the Head Teacher consistent with the main areas of responsibility set out above. Some examples of the kind of duties which may be required are set out below.

A) Preparation of science materials and equipment.

For example:

  • Carry out risk assessments for technical activities
  • Disposing of waste materials
  • Collecting apparatus and chemicals from storage;
  • Preparing necessary solutions;
  • Checking individual components in and out for class use;
  • Arranging for apparatus including worksheets, books and audio-visual aids to be available, in rooms, for lessons;
  • Preparing experiments, setting up apparatus and equipment for demonstrations and practical lessons as requested by teaching staff;
  • Preparation of chemicals and solutions
  • Liaising with staff over use of equipment and stock;
  • Advice staff of any problems, including safety aspects;
  • Assisting with collection and cataloguing of sundry worksheets, books, audio-visual aids and materials;
  • Returning apparatus, etc. and chemicals to storage as soon as practicable;
  • Repairing damages or arranging for this to be done
  • Constructing apparatus and equipment.
  • Purchase of sundries from local supermarkets

B) Routing maintenance of science laboratories and preparation rooms, their equipment and services:

  • Maintaining laboratory clean and tidy in conjunction with the teacher in charge of the room;
  • Cleaning the sinks, chemicals on bench tops, spillage’s of chemicals on floor;
  • Storing materials tidily;
  • Keeping equipment clean;
  • Looking after animals, insects and plants kept by the department;
  • Cleaning of goggles
  • Cleaning of safety screens, fume cupboards and other items.
  • Carrying out safety checks on equipment, e.g. Bunsen tubing etc

C) Maintaining the stocks of science chemicals and equipment, for example:

  • Taking stock of chemicals, consumables, stationery, books and breakable items;
  • Advise Senior Technician/Head of Subject on stock replacement needs;
  • Ordering of the above
  • Checking deliveries

To apply for this post, please follow the link on this website and submit your CV to be given immediate consideration.

Please note:

  • We require a fully comprehensive CV dating back to secondary education with all gaps in employment or study detailed.
  • References will be taken prior to interview.
  • If you do not have a DBS certificate that is registered with the DBS Update Service, a new DBS check will need to be made (full assistance will be provided)

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