Lab Technician (Part Time) in Ewa Beach, HI at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/6/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Ewa Beach, HI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/6/2019

Job Description

Summary:
Under direct supervision, the Lab Technician is responsible for performing routine tasks and simple analysis on wastewater samples utilizing prescribed procedures in accordance with company and regulatory guidelines.  The Lab Technician performs specialized analysis utilizing laboratory methods with applied quality assurance and control procedures.  The Lab Technician also maintains the laboratory as directed for compliance with company hygiene plans.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, Day Shift, 27 Weekly Hours


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs testing on process water in accordance with wet chemistry methodologies.
  • Ensures proper written and electronic documentation of all test results including QA/QC and audits sample documents prior to approval and completeness of summarizing data.
  • Gathers appropriate paperwork for management approvals and notifies staff of any incomplete sections needing attention.  Documents non-conformance of test results. Compiles and reports analysis data including QA/QC data for review.
  • Performs periodic audits of analytical logs to ensure for compliance for completeness and error corrections.
  • Performs analysis using specialized equipment’s, such as: colorimeters, titrators and spectrophotometer
  • Assists facility personnel with approval paperwork to ascertain accuracy and enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the disposal of hazardous waste materials.
  • Relays timely communication of test results to operations.
  • Maintains proficiency of troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical equipment and documents in accordance with quality assurance and control compliance.
  • Maintains current status for all training. 
  • Performs preparation of standards and reagents.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs lab housekeeping and sample management duties to ensure a clean and safe work area.  Labels lab waste containers and properly disposes of lab waste per guidelines.
  • Samples a variety of incoming waste materials and determines proper analytical methods required for compliance in accordance with establishes guidelines and training.
  • Maintains chemical and supply inventory.
  • Performs preparation of standard chemicals when applicable.
  • Responsible for other duties and special projects as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Associate's degree or equivalent, with coursework in qualitative and quantitative Chemistry or biology preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Exposure to computerized lab equipment and related systems preferred.
  • Experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability to use laboratory apparatus and equipment to perform accurate, repeatable work and to define problems collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and procedures and to quickly develop proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an Industrial environment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record if performing field work.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

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