Water/Wastewater Lab Technician - Lake Pleasant, AZ in Glendale, AZ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 9/9/2020

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    Glendale, AZ
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Job Description

Summary: Perform a variety of standard chemical and bacteriological tests on treated water. Responsibilities include gathering samples, performing tests using standard laboratory equipment, and cleaning and sterilizing laboratory utensils and equipment. Work is performed under the supervision of chemists, who train the technicians in laboratory techniques, give specific instructions on new and altered procedures, and regularly inspect testing methods and results. 

Essential Functions:

  • Performs a wide variety of chemical tests on water samples;
  • Conducts routine bacteriological examinations of water samples;
  • Collects water samples from representative points throughout the plant (Lake Pleasant)
  • Monitors, prepares, and refills reagents used in the Laboratory;
  • Maintains technical laboratory files and record;
  • Prepares laboratory equipment and media used in the chemical analysis of samples, and performs routine chemical tests;
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment utensils and facilities;
  • Prepares simple reports on results of lab tests;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Elementary principles, practices, and techniques of bacteriology and chemistry.
The operation and care of standard chemical laboratory equipment.

Ability to:
Perform standard chemical and bacteriological tests accurately and evaluate results.
Follow oral and written instructions in the English language exactly and prepare simple
written reports in the English language on the results of laboratory tests performed.
Perceive the full range of the color spectrum and perform extensive microscopic work.
Work cooperatively with others.
Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Additional Requirements:
High school diploma or GED.
Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Arizona State
Department of Health that the incumbent assigned to Water Laboratory duties can run

1) the presumptive, confirmed, and completed tests, and 2) membrane filter tests for
the enumeration of coliform organisms. This certification must be obtained prior to the
end of probationary period.

Three years of standard laboratory tests or instrumental analyses in a public health, crime
laboratory, or utility chemical laboratory, including courses in chemistry, bacteriology, or a
related field. Other combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum

requirements may be substituted.