Lab Technician I
Under general supervision, performs physical, chemical, biological and bacteriological analyses of water, wastewater, industrial waste, and related materials; performs related work as required.
Example of Duties
1. Performs routine physical, chemical, biological, and microbiological analysis of water, wastewater, industrial waste, and related materials.
2. Sets up, calibrates, operates, and performs minor maintenance on a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments of a less technical nature.
3. Recognizes problems which occur in an analytical procedure; applies known procedures or confers with others to find solutions; recommends changes to known procedures or confers with others to find solutions; recommends changes to procedures and forms.
4. Collects and preserves a variety of samples; prepares field documentation and submits/receives samples for analysis; assists in planning sample collection programs; prepares samples for transport, storage, and laboratory testing.
5. Prepares standard chemical solutions, reagents, stains, and bacteriological media; keeps laboratory facilities in a clean and orderly condition.
6. Cleans and prepares glassware for sample collection; sterilizes bacteriological supplies; prepares sample kits for distribution.
7. Compiles and records data onto worksheets; enters reviewed data and results of analyses into the laboratory information management system.
8. Observes standard safety precautions related to the work; maintains proper quality assurance techniques in performing analytical work.
9. Maintains proper QA/QC records and documentation.
10. Assists laboratory technicians or chemists on specific analytical projects.
11. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General Knowledge of: Laboratory terminology, equipment and procedures; arithmetic, including proportions, percentages and decimals, and college algebra.
Skill in: Making arithmetic calculations.
Ability to: Follow oral, written and graphic instructions; learn to perform routine laboratory work; learn to set up, adjust, clean, and perform minor maintenance on laboratory equipment; work with or without minimal available supervision.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated above. Typical ways of acquiring these knowledges, skills, and abilities are:
Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent; no experience required.
Must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including sufficient strength to lift 50 lb. sacks of chemicals, and sufficient swimming skill for self-preservation when taking samples or treating reservoirs from a boat. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays according to an assigned schedule, and to work out of doors in a variety of weather conditions. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
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