Lab Analyst (WA Group 1 Licensed)

Spokane, WA 99202

Posted: 10/08/2018 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 166380 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description:

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.










HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Holly Lewis

Holly Lewis is a senior recruiter at HKA Enterprises with 7 years of experience in the industry. Holly specializes in the placement of employees in the water/watewater industry. Her advice for job seekers is to always setup voicemail and remember to check it regularly. Holly prefers to be contacted via email or phone.

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs: