|LABORATORY ANALYST SR|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs technical work in the collection and analysis of wastewater and stormwater samples. This position specializes in metal analysis of wastewater and stormwater samples to insure elements are within range as mandated by Federal and State regulations. 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 samples by preparing reagents, standard solution and sample diutions and operating scientific instuments.
Operates and uses standard laboratory equipment, including pH meters, titrators, dissolved oxygen meters, turbidimeters, spectrophotometers, segented flow anlauyzers, flow injection analyzers and discrte analyzers
Examines data for adherence to established quality control standards.
Prepares reagents, standard solutions, or sample dilutions by mixing a known quantity of substance with water or other solvent.
Enters samples and analysis into LIMS data base, 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 wet chem enviormneatl lab method.
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.
|Bachleor'sDegree in Science, Chemistry or related field three (3) years of laboratory experience, one (1) of which must have been in environmental chemistry; or an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience. Must demonstrate proficiency in all phases of general lab work.|