Seeking an innovative and highly motivated team player to perform laboratory testing and chemical analysis. This position will be responsible for developing procedures, laboratory testing and chemical analysis, reports, quality control, equipment calibration and maintenance, and inventory control Individual must have the capability to give information, guidance, or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment. Ability to give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants. Ability to lead, operate, and maintain complex equipment that require extended training and experience, such as, Ion chromatography, Gas chromatography, Spectrophotometer, and other laboratory equipment, computers, and the application of custom or commercial administrative, scientific, or other complex software or systems; may involve installation and testing. Ability to coordinate work involving guidelines and rules but solves problems constantly. Preferred software skills include Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Access. This position requires familiarity of chemical principles, terminology, techniques, equipment, and laboratory sampling collection and analysis pertaining to water and wastewater. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and outside contacts. The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, climb ladders, open fire hydrants and valves, operate generator. The ability to work around potentially dangerous machinery; ability to perform laboratory tests at lab tables 37 inches high; ability to make adjustments on lab equipment. The ability to record written information in logs and have good vision (corrected vision fine) and hearing (corrected fine).
Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of, and/or outside of, their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. Emergency operations support work and work locations may be outside of normal job duties.