State Lab Building, 3701 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
Examples of Work
This position will prepare and analyze drinking water, surface water, and wastewater samples for ammonia, total kjeldahl nitrogen, total phosphorus, chloride, nitrate, nitrite, fluoride, and miscellaneous inorganic parameters. Serve as back up analyst for BOD/CBOD, cyanide, and sulfate.
Alternate weekend work performing minimal microbiological testing is required for this position. Performs other analytical and quality control duties on an as needed basis. Responsible for presenting and conducting themselves in a professional manner at all times when representing the laboratory, will be working with both internal and external State and Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) partners.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training in chemistry or biochemistry, and experience in an applied testing laboratory with responsibility for chemical analysis.
PREFERRED: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or laboratory science with practical environmental laboratory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: the principles of chemistry and biology related to the work assigned; flow injection analysis technique; computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Access Skill in: the selection, use, and care of laboratory equipment; safe handling of chemicals and hazardous waste; troubleshooting lab instrumentation Ability to: follow laboratory procedures and conduct tests using flow injection analyzers; interpret data correctly and record results; communicate technical questions and findings clearly and effectively in all modes of communication; organize projects and work efficiently; work with limited supervision; compose correspondence using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling; relay knowledge gained to co-workers to recognize and solve problems; present and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when representing the laboratory; lift up 50lb containers.
State Of Nebraska