|LABORATORY ANALYST I|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs technical work in the collection and analysis of wastewater samples. Work is performed under the supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and is reviewed to assure that established policies and standards are maintained on the basis of observation, conferences, analysis of results and evaluation of lab reports.|
|Analyzes various environmental samples to determine concentrations, composition, or other environmental characteristics as required.
Precisely measures substances for use in mixing solutions, reagents, or samples, using a variety of laboratory equipment such as a pipette, burette, graduated cylinder or balance.
Cleans and prepares laboratory equipment and glassware with appropriate solvent or cleaner needed for a specific testing purpose.
Operates and uses standard laboratory equipment, including pH meters, D.O. meters, nitrogen profile analyzers, auto bodanalyzer, steam bath, drying oven, Bunsen burner, assorted glassware, thermometers, mixing apparatus, centrifuge, balances and scales, stands, clamps, holders and calculators.
Prepares reagents, standard solutions, or sample dilutions by mixing a known quantity of substance with water or other solvent.
Enters test results in LIMS system indicating procedure used, solutions made, dates and times, meter or instrument readings, and results achieved.
Calibrates test equipment by analyzing solutions of known concentration on composition.
May collect wastewater, sludge, sediment and other environmental samples from designated collection sites, using bottles, sampling rods and other containers or instruments.
Performs basic mathematical and algebraic calculations.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge of modern laboratory techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of proper sampling methods to obtain a "representative sample" and accurate test results.
Knowledge of the proper use of laboratory glassware and apparatus.
Knowledge of safety principles, practices and procedures in a laboratory or field setting.
Knowledge of the hazards associated with various chemicals and substances.
Knowledge of chemistry principles and theory.
Ability to operate laboratory tools and equipment such as drying ovens, Bunsen burners, thermometers, analytical instruments, computer calculators, glassware apparatus, etc.
Ability to work in laboratory, following established safety guidelines while working with chemicals, toxins, poisons, and carcinogenic substances.
Ability to perform tests requiring eye/hand coordination.
Ability to perform basic mathematical and algebraic calculations.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
|Bachelors degree in Science, Chemistry or related field plus one (1) year of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience.
ADDITONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROMOTION: One (1) year experience in the Level 1 position with the City, the ability to perform required tests and recommendation of appropriate Management Personnel. Last performance evaluation must have resulted in an overall meets standards rating or better with no goal rating of less than meets standards.