To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The individual must have the ability to become familiar with axiUm Dental Software Management System. Demanding precision, the technician should enjoy detail work and work cooperatively with faculty, students, and staff. The individual must be versed in processing and repair of acrylic prostheses. This position requires a significant amount of interaction with the public and many internal customers and therefore, the individual must be able to develop positive rapport effectively. The ability to maintain a professional demeanor, be detail oriented and promote a welcoming atmosphere is essential.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of 5 years of working experience with dentures, partials, mouth guards, and repairs required. Current CDT (Certified Dental Technician) credentials preferred. Ability to instruct and relevant experience in a commercial laboratory and the ability to instruct and demonstrate laboratory procedures to students is also required. Experience working in a team and customer service oriented environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Ability to become familiar with the axiUm Clinic Management System.
Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Basic skills: Ability apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires that the technician have excellent manual dexterity.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
“Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a)."
The Laboratory Technician assists the Laboratory Manager in functions and duties at the College of Dental Medicine, Dental Clinic.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Order and stock lab supplies
- Record and organize data import into the electronic student management system (axiUm)
- Assist and assess students with lab prescriptions
- Fabricate, repair and assist students with a wide variety of appliances and prosthesis, including custom trays, model pouring, articulation of casts, radiographic stents, etc.
- Organize and maintain cleanliness in student laboratories
- Communicate and discuss cases with laboratories, GPC’s and students
- Have laboratory knowledge of various implant systems and attachments
- Learning and using MWU’s systems for ordering and tracking supplies
- Other duties may be assigned
The position has no supervisory responsibilities.