Job Description

Job Title: Lab Aide / Glass Washer
Job ID: 77212181
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: 1017 Research Operations
Location: 204 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Maintain, clean and sterilize lab glassware.

  • Inspect items after removal from drying oven.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could affect laboratory results.
  • On a daily basis, collects laboratory materials (i.e., pipettes, jars, dishes and other glassware), from each area of the Laboratory. Scrubs, washes and cleans items in accordance with prescribed techniques.
  • Maintain inventory of solutions and powders necessary to perform work.
  • Notify Engineering and Maintenance Department of malfunctioning equipment and reports it to supervisor. Report broken and chipped items.
  • Operate an autoclave for sterilization of infectious glassware, petri dishes, tubes, etc.
  • Maintain clean and orderly work area.
  • Sort and deliver material to appropriate lab.


High school diploma.Ability to understand oral and written instructions.1 to 3 months of on the job training in special cleaning techniques, operation of autoclave, and proper disposal of waste and other duties is preferred.Demonstrate the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit.Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below required. Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span required.Ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs.Provide the care needs as described in the department's policy and procedures.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.65 to $21.27 / hour

    Union Position: No

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