Lab Technician

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Post Date: 03/05/2018 Job ID: 163391 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Pay Rate: $16.81

Job Description:

The Lab Analyst  performs chemical analysis of potable water, wastewater influent and effluent, sludge, industrial wastes, and other materials

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 and maintains records, prepares reports

Conducts analysis according to the specified methodology

Conducts the required amount of QC tests

Checks the results to ensure the analytical process is in control

Investigates, identifies, and corrects causes of errors; and take immediate corrective action when the process goes out of control

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/ISE 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 and completion of at least twelve semester units in chemistry or bacteriology at an accredited college or university.

Possess at minimum a 2yr science degree

3-5 yrs. laboratory experience

Some laboratory experience performing chemical analyses

Knowledge of the principles of chemistry, biology, and related sciences; procedures and materials used in chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests and analyses; laboratory safety and equipment and material care and maintenance

Able to enter data into computer spreadsheets and templates VII.

Be familiar with COC procedures & traceability of sampling & analysis

Possess great attention to detail

Frequent lifting of up to a 35-pound container of water from floor level to a height of up to 54 inches required

Standing on feet for up to eight hours a day required

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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