SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
The Laboratory Assistant/Officer will assist the laboratory technician in the operation, care, maintenance and improvement of the science laboratories in the school.

  1. Open and lock doors and windows of laboratories;
  2. Sweep the floor in the laboratories, store room and adjacent corridors;
  3. Empty waste bins;
  4. Clean whiteboards and replenish markers;
  5. Clean basins and sinks;
  6. Dust and clean items such as benches, stools, shelves, apparatus and bottles;
  7. Refill reagent bottles;
  8. Wash bench cloths;
  9. Prepare the correct apparatus and reagents for use;
  10. Assist the laboratory technician to account for all apparatus and reagents used;
  11. Assist teachers to provide additional apparatus, record student particulars who damage apparatus, replace and dispose damaged apparatus properly;
  12. Check all gas valves to ensure that they are closed after use;
  13. Identify laboratory safety issues and report to the lab technician;
  14. Wash glassware with detergent and other apparatus as directed;
  15. Clean, dry and store all apparatus in the designated storage area;
  16. Perform minor repairs on apparatus;
  17. Make gadgets for experiments and build up resources for the demonstration of science concepts;
  18. Maintain the gadgets in working condition.

Weekly Duties
  1. Empty and clean cupboards and shelves;
  2. Oil apparatus and other items which rusts easily;
  3. Grease the glass stoppers;
  4. Polish glass cupboard doors and brass equipment;
  5. Inspect and thoroughly clean the drainage system in the laboratories.

Termly Duties
  1. Treat bench tops and paint fittings and equipment;
  2. Ensure all apparatus and reagent bottle labels are neat and visible.

Other Duties
  1. Assist in the annual stock taking of inventory;
  2. Assist in the preparations for school and faculty events and activities;
  3. Support school-wide events and key activities;
  4. Adhere to SOTA’s prevailing policies and procedures;
  5. Any ad-hoc duties as required by Reporting Officer, Management or the Organisation.

  • Minimum of National Trade Certificate Grade III in the technical discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in similar capacity
  • Able to perform daily routine activities and a team player
  • Support school-wide events and key activities
  • Adhere to SOTA’s prevailing policies and procedures
  • Accept any other duties as assigned by Reporting Officer or Management of the School

Interested applicants please email updated curriculum vitae to [email protected]. Please indicate the position title you are applying for in the subject field of the email.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.