Lab Analyst (WA Group 1 Licensed)
DOE Spokane, WA 99202
The Lab Analyst performs chemical analysis of wastewater influent and effluent, sludge, industrial wastes, and other materials on an assigned shift under the supervision of the operations supervisor.
Will be expected to learn company and industry best practices and implement them in real time with limited supervision.
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
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
High School Diploma or GED required
Completion of at least twelve semester units in chemistry or bacteriology
One year of laboratory testing and analysis experience
Possess a valid driver’s license
Washington State Group 1 or higher Wastewater Operator Certification
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
Proficient in the use of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and to enter data into a maintenance management system
Active attention to detail and problem solving are essential skills under regular operating and emergency situations.
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