UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LABORATORY HELPER

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7797 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)
8654 (WFSE HMC)

DEFINITION

Perform routine work in the cleaning and care of laboratory glassware and materials and laboratory work areas.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions allocated to this class are distinguished by the requirement for routine and repetitive work in washing, sterilizing, preparation, sorting, and restoring of glassware and related laboratory materials and for cleaning and stocking the laboratory work areas.

TYPICAL WORK

Prepare various chemicals according to instructions and fill containers;

Decontaminate, clean, and sterilize glassware and other materials; recover soiled or contaminated glassware or laboratory materials in the laboratory and transport to cleaning areas; care for laboratory equipment by cleaning; prepare glassware and materials for storage; deliver glassware and materials to storage areas and store as required;

Care for animals by keeping cages clean and supplied with fresh bedding and keeping animals watered and fed;

Perform clerical duties as required;

May care for experimental plants;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

None.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's reliability and dependability; ability to follow instruction; ability to perform or learn to perform routine work in the cleaning and care of laboratory glassware and materials and laboratory work areas.

New Class: 1-3-73
New to CSA: 8-1-01

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05