• Laboratory Assistant & Part Time Helper - Seasonal

    Job ID
    Location : Location
    US-MA-Woods Hole
  • Job Summary

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for seasonal Part Time Helpers and Laboratory Assistants to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2020 summer period (May - August 2020). These positions are non-exempt, casual and are not eligible for benefits.


    With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.

    Essential Functions

    Part-time Helper

    • Packing and unpacking containers
    • Organizing paper or electronic files
    • Organizing mechanical/electrical supplies or office supplies
    • General clean-up
    • Data Entry

    Lab Assistant I/II

    • Light mechanical assembly required
    • Organizing lab work areas
    • May be using CAD



    • As deemed necessary by supervisor

    Education & Experience

    Part-time Helper Level*- Working towards a High School Diploma.  High School lab experience/STEM courses are helpful.


    Lab Assistant I Level*- High School Diploma or equivalent. CAD familiarity is desired.


    Lab Assistant II Level- High School Diploma with some relevant lab experience. CAD familiarity is desired.



    All Levels- Basic computer skills and a willingness to take on a variety of tasks are require for all positions.


    *Position level will be based on the selected candidates' education and experience.


    Physical Requirements

    Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.


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