Lab Technician

Traverse City, MI 49686

Post Date: 06/14/2018 Job ID: 165027 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description:

The Lab Tech performs routine and non-routine quantitative and qualitative biological or chemical analytical tests according to standard procedures.

Duties usually consist of making measurements, performing several routine quantitative and qualitative biological or chemical analytical tests according to standard procedures.

Assists higher level technicians in setup of laboratory equipment and in recording data for experiments and procedures.

Performs routine and safety program checks and preventive maintenance on instruments.

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

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, and sludge samples for analysis

Performs other duties as required


High School Diploma or GED required

A minimum of one year of experience in a Waste Water Treatment Plant laboratory

Holds a waste water certification, and or have obtained a degree in the waste water, environmental or chemistry fields.

Requires knowledge in using various instruments to prepare for and perform tests.

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.

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