competency in skills and knowledge through assessment tests,
but are not required to complete a specific number of hours.
Chemical Laboratory Technician
Montclair State University
Work Process Content
On the Job Training
Perform the following tasks - perform general chemical laboratory (general chemistry) procedures and use instruments to ensure laboratory work products meet requirements in accordance with industry standards of practice through following company proprietary orders, policies and procedures, and regulations
- Use Balance for quantitative work
- Use Burettes and volumetric glassware for quantitative work
- Perform Gravimetric analysis and Color analysis
- Preparation of solutions
- Perform Absorption spectroscopy and calibration curve
- Perform Acid-base titration
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of calorimetry and thermodynamics
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of chemical kinetics
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of equilibrium reactions
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of precipitation and solubility reactions
- Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and observation of redox chemistry
- Graphing of data and data analysis of chemical reactions
- Observe chemical safety procedures and protocols
Perform the following tasks - perform organic chemical (organic chemistry) laboratory procedures and use instruments to ensure laboratory work products meet requirements
- Prepare samples for analysis using separation
- Prepare samples for analysis using recrystallization
- Prepare samples for analysis using distillation
- Prepare samples for analysis using extraction
- Use basic techniques for single step and multistep organic synthesis
- Prepare sample analysis by using TLC, GC, HPLC, LCMS, IR and H/C13-NMR
- Search and record data from spectral database
- Analysis of unknowns by spectroscopic methods.
- Chemical Safety
Perform the following tasks - perform analytical chemical laboratory (analytical chemistry)procedures and tasks which meet laboratory work products meet requirements
- Statistical data analysis
- Analytical balance
- Volumetric glassware
- Solution preparation
- Gravimetric analysis
- Volumetric analysis
- Acid-base and redox titration
- Atomic absorption (introduction)
- Voltammetry (introduction)
- Laboratory report
- Chemical Safety
Instrumental Analysis – perform and use standard industry instruments and procedures to perform a variety of tests on samples, solutions and compounds
- Solution preparation
- Analytical balance
- Volumetric glassware
- Theory, practice and data analysis of: • Gas and liquid chromatography (GC and HPLC) • Mass spectrometry (LCMS) • Absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy • Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) • Experimental design • Laboratory reports • Chemical Safety
Perform the following tasks - perform biochemical (biochemistry) laboratory procedures which meet laboratory work product requirements
- Perform protein purification and quantitation
- Perform gel electrophoresis
- Observe and record enzyme activity, kinetics and inhibition
- Perform Immunostains, ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)
Observe Safe and Compliant Practices
Dispose of specimens and laboratory waste in accordance with SOP, regulatory agencies and protocol requirements.
- Demonstrate knowledge of handling procedures and precautions for chemical, biological and radiological materials.
- Demonstrate knowledge of facility safety plan and location of MSDS sheets.
- Use of protective equipment, chemical showers, eyewash stations and fire extinguishers.
- Demonstrate consistent and appropriate hand-washing techniques.
Demonstrate ethical and responsible conduct in all laboratory related activities
- Knowledge of Chain of Command
- Notify appropriate authorities of theft, inappropriate, unethical or unsafe behavior based on employer code of conduct/ethics
Related Instruction Content
Orientation to the Electrical Trade
Provides an overview of the electrical trade and discusses the career paths available to electricians.
Covers safety rules and regulations for electricians. Teaches the necessary precautions to take for various electrical hazards found on the job. Also covers the OSHA-mandated lockout/tagout procedure.
Introduction to Electrical Circuits
Offers a general introduction to the electrical concepts used in Ohm’s law applied to DC series circuits. Includes atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance, and electric power equations.
Introduces series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Covers resistive circuits, Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws, and circuit analysis.
Introduction to the National Electrical Code®
Provides a navigational road map for using the NEC®. Introduces the layout of the NEC® and the types of information found within the code book. Allows trainees to practice finding information using an easy-to-follow procedure.
Covers the hardware and systems used by an electrician to mount and support boxes, receptacles, and other electrical components. Covers NEC® fill and pull requirements for device, pull, and junction boxes under 100 cubic inches.
Provides an introduction to conduit bending and installation. Covers the techniques for using hand-operated and step conduit benders, as well as cutting, reaming, and threading conduit.
Raceways and Fittings
Introduces the types and applications of raceways, wireways, and ducts. Stresses the appropriate NEC® requirements.
Conductors and Cables
Focuses on the types and applications of conductors and covers proper wiring techniques. Stresses the appropriate NEC® requirements.
Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
Focuses on electrical prints, drawings, and symbols. Teaches the types of information that can be found on schematics, one-lines, and wiring diagrams.
Residential Electrical Services
Covers the electrical devices and wiring techniques common to residential construction and maintenance. Allows trainees to practice making service calculations. Stresses the appropriate NEC® requirements.
Electrical Test Equipment
Focuses on proper selection, inspection, and use of common electrical test equipment, including voltage testers, clamp-on ammeters, ohmmeters, multi-meters, phase/motor rotation testers, and data recording equipment. Also covers safety precautions and meter category ratings.
Focuses on forces that are characteristic of alternating-current systems and the application of Ohm’s law to AC circuits.
Motors: Theory and Application
Covers AC and DC motors, including the main components, circuits, and connections.
Introduces the basic principles of human vision and the characteristics of light. Focuses on the handling and installation of various types of lamps and lighting fixtures.
Covers all types of bends in all sizes of conduit up to 6 inches. Focuses on mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical benders.
Pull and Junction Boxes
Driven by the NEC®. Explains how to select and size pull boxes, junction boxes, and hand holes.
Covers the transportation, storage, and setup of cable reels; methods of rigging; and procedures for complete cable pulls in raceways and cable trays.
Focuses on NEC® installation requirements for cable tray, including cable installations.
Conductor Terminations and Splices
Describes methods of terminating and splicing conductors of all types and sizes, including preparing and taping conductors.
Grounding and Bonding
Focuses on the purpose of grounding and bonding electrical systems. Thoroughly covers NEC® requirements.
Circuit Breakers and Fuses
Describes fuses and circuit breakers along with their practical applications. Also covers sizing.
Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts
Gives basic descriptions of various types of contactors and relays along with their practical applications.
Load Calculations — Branch and Feeder Circuits
Explains how to calculate branch circuit and feeder loads for various residential and commercial applications.
Conductor Selection and Calculations
Covers the various factors involved in conductor selection, including insulation types, current-carrying capacity, temperature ratings, and voltage drop.
Practical Applications of Lighting
Covers specific types of incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lamps, as well as ballasts, troubleshooting, and various types of lighting controls.
Covers the NEC® requirements for equipment installed in various hazardous locations.
Explains how to size and select circuit breakers and fuses for various applications. Also covers short circuit calculations and troubleshooting.
Discusses switchboards and switchgear, including installation, grounding, and maintenance requirements. This module includes blueprints.
Discusses transformer types, construction, connections, protection, and grounding.
Commercial Electrical Services
Covers the components, installation considerations, and NEC® requirements for various commercial services.
Covers calculations required to size conductors and overcurrent protection for motor applications.
Voice, Data, and Video
Covers installation, termination, and testing of various voice, data, and video cabling systems.
Provides information on selecting, sizing, and installing motor controllers. Also covers control circuit pilot devices and basic relay logic.
Load Calculations - Feeders and Services
Topics include basic calculation procedures for commercial and residential applications.
Health Care Facilities
Covers the installation of electric circuits in health care facilities, including the requirements for life safety and critical circuits.
Standby and Emergency Systems
Explains the NEC® requirements for electric generators and storage batteries.
Basic Electronic Theory
Explains the function and operation of basic electronic devices, including semiconductors, diodes, rectifiers, and transistors.
Fire Alarm Systems
Covers fire alarm control units, Digital Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), wiring for alarm initiating and notification devices, and alarm system maintenance.
Covers various types of transformers and their applications. Also provides information on selecting, sizing, and installing these devices.
Advanced Motor Controls
Discusses applications and operating principles of solid-state controls, reduced-voltage starters, and adjustable frequency drives. Also covers basic troubleshooting procedures.
Provides a basic overview of HVAC systems and their controls. Also covers electrical troubleshooting and NEC® requirements.
Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection
Covers various heat tracing systems along with their applications and installation requirements.
Motor Operation and Maintenance
Covers motor cleaning, testing, and preventive maintenance. Also describes basic troubleshooting procedures.
Medium-Voltage Terminations and Splices
Offers an overview of the NEC® and cable manufacturers’ requirements for medium-voltage terminations and splices.
Describes the NEC® requirements for selecting and installing equipment, enclosures, and devices in various special locations including places of assembly, theaters, carnivals, agricultural buildings, marinas, temporary installations, wired partitions and swimming pools.
Introductory Skills for The Crew Leader
Teaches the basic leadership skills required to supervise personnel. Discusses principles of project planning, scheduling, estimating, management, and presents several case studies for student participation.
Introduction to Alternative Energy
Identifies the need for alternative energy development. Describes the contributions and potential of individual alternative energy sources. Also covers the present U.S. electrical grid and issues affecting specific alternative energy source tie-in and reliability.
Describes solar photovoltaic (PV) power and how it is harnessed. Identifies the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. Discusses the past, present, and future of solar energy, as well as solar PV applications.
Describes wind power and how it is harnessed. Identifies the advantages and disadvantages of wind energy. Discusses the past, present, and future of wind energy, as well as wind energy applications.
Power Quality and Grounding
Covers grounding and bonding of electrical systems. Discusses NEC® regulations pertaining to grounding and bonding. Covers equipment and devices used for grounding and bonding, including their methods of installation. Explains power quality, along with the causes and effects of poor power quality.
Digital Logic Circuits
Introduces the basic ideas of digital electronics. Presents gates, combination logic, and truth tables. Addresses memory devices, counters, and arithmetic circuits as well as the numbering systems commonly used in digital systems.
Programmable Logic Controllers
Introduces PLCs and their uses in industrial control. Includes hardware components, applications, communications, number systems, and programming methods.
Distributed Control Systems
Surveys DCS technologies, including an overview of their development. Discusses key components, fieldbuses, servers, and human-machine interfaces. Also introduces maintenance and the increasingly important aspect of DCS security.
Sustainable Construction Supervisor
Provides front-line supervisors with sustainable construction management techniques as they relate to targeted construction-phase LEED points for their projects. Topics include project sustainability goals, Green building materials and technologies, and Green building methods and processes.