Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
(a) Open and lock doors and windows of laboratories;
(b) Sweep the floor in the laboratories, store room and adjacent corridors;
(c) Empty waste bins;
(d) Clean whiteboards and replenish markers;
(e) Clean basins and sinks;
(f) Dust and clean items such as benches, stools, shelves, apparatus and bottles;
(g) Refill reagent bottles;
(h) Wash bench cloths;
(i) Prepare the correct apparatus and reagents for use;
(j) Assist the laboratory technician to account for all apparatus and reagents used;
(k) Assist teachers to provide additional apparatus, record student particulars who damage apparatus, replace and dispose damaged apparatus properly;
(l) Check all gas valves to ensure that they are closed after use;
(m) Identify laboratory safety issues and report to the lab technician;
(n) Wash glassware with detergent and other apparatus as directed;
(o) Clean, dry and store all apparatus in the designated storage area;
(p) Perform minor repairs on apparatus;
(q) Make gadgets for experiments and build up resources for the demonstration of science concepts;
(r) Maintain gadgets in working condition.
- Empty and clean cupboards and shelves;
- Oil apparatus and other items which rusts easily;
- Grease the glass stoppers;
- Polish glass cupboard doors and brass equipment;
- Inspect and thoroughly clean the drainage system in the laboratories.
- Treat bench tops and paint fittings and equipment;
- Ensure all apparatus and reagent bottle labels are neat and visible.
- Assist in the annual stock taking of inventory;
- Assist in the preparations for school and faculty events and activities.