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Laboratory Technician in Richmond, CA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Richmond, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    2/8/2019

Job Description

Performs a variety of chemical, biological, and physical tests required for research, development or quality control. Compiles data for reports. Assists in special studies in the laboratory and in the field. 

Job Duties
  • Sets up equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control. Cleans and makes minor repairs on laboratory apparatus and equipment and ensures a high standard of housekeeping, quality control and safety.
  • Collects water samples in the field as assigned and performs routine tests such as turbidity, alkalinity, pH and residual chlorine. Records and computes results from test data and maintains quality control records and charts as assigned. Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses to determine chemical and physical properties of experimental and developmental materials.
  • Prepares chemical solutions used in performing water analysis following standardized formulas or experimental procedures. Assists in maintaining an inventory of chemical stores. Collects and logs all Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) documents for chemical stores.
  • Maintains and distributes as necessary, current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for applicable methods. Informs Laboratory Supervisory immediately of any personnel, equipment, instrument and material problems and SOP or methodology deviations. Responds to and documents any necessary corrective action.
  • Responds to customer inquiries by performing wet chemistry analysis and completing proper reports.


Job Requirements

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent, with coursework in qualitative and quantitative Chemistry or biology preferred. (Must met minimum qualifications established by regulatory agencies if working in a NELAC or State Certified Lab).
  • 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.
  • Zero to two years 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.)
  • 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.