Walla Walla, WA 99362
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
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