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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Lab Asst
Position Classification Code: R3046
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 02
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Performs a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in relation to one or more specific phases of field/laboratory research or departmental project. Assists or completes routine laboratory procedures under the direct supervision of senior staff members.
Standard Duties:
Under close supervision, performs routine field/laboratory data collection; may assist in assembling test apparatus and equipment; may take and record instrument readings; may assist in the preparation and care of laboratory specimens, equipment, animals, slides, and models; may feed and care for farm animals; may operate farm equipment and other vehicles such as trucks and sedans, and perform manual labor duties applicable to farm/research/departmental work; may give simple verbal and/or written reports to appropriate personnel; may brief project personnel on basic operating and safety procedures; may perform basic clerical functions such as filing, taking messages, and answering telephone; performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of laboratory procedures; knowledge in solving problems maintain accurate and orderly records; knowledge of QA/QC procedures.
Good interpersonal skills; skills in oral and written communication analyzing and evaluating data.
Ability to follow instructions and pay attention to details; ability to work from written procedures without deviation; ability to function well in a team environment.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED certificate.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Position may require NM Driving License or CDL license.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-