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Our Lab Analysts perform chemical analysis of potable water, wastewater influent and effluent, sludge, industrial wastes, and other materials on an assigned shift.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Performs a variety of chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests
Uses laboratory equipment and materials
Safely and efficiently conducts chemical analyses and makes evaluative conclusions
Performs routine computations, maintains records, and prepares reports
Understands and carries out oral and written instructions
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
Maintains a comprehensive quality assurance program based on the established guidelines
Conducts and assists in conducting a variety of chemical, biochemical and bacteriological tests of plant influent and effluent and receiving bodies
Analyzes a variety of samples, including digester samples, raw sludge samples
Runs tests to determine amounts and degrees of pH, alkalinity, volatile acids, total solids, density, dissolved oxygen, organic material content, coliform bacteria, and residual chlorine
May run a variety of chemical and bacteriological tests on industrial wastes
Operates a variety of laboratory equipment including pH meters, balances, furnaces, autoclaves, titrators, incubators, and calculators
Assists with performing pilot study activities
Maintains, cleans and cares for laboratory equipment and material
Assists in keeping laboratory records and preparing laboratory reports
Collects water, wastewater, gas, and sludge samples for analysis
Performs other duties as required
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
The work area can involve a working environment indoors as well as outdoors, which could cause exposure to outdoor elements; proper safety attire will be required. Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, pathogens and various chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.
Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, twist and bend at the waist, turn, kneel, squat, raise arms above shoulder height, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements and fine coordination to work on equipment, have vision sufficient to service equipment, have hearing in the normal range with or without correction. In an 8-hour shift must be able to transport self across the facility, ascend and descend stair steps, lift objects up to 40 pounds from floor level to waist height, push a push-type mower; wear and use appropriate safety equipment.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
One year of experience with knowledge of the principles of chemistry, biology, and related experiences; procedures and materials used in chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests and analyses; laboratory safety and equipment and material care and maintenance
Knowledge of the principles and methods of biological and chemical sewage analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes; safe work practices
Proficient in the use of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and to enter data into a maintenance management system
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