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JOB VACANCY # JV 2021-58 Lab Technician - WWTP

 

THE POSITION OF:                        Lab Technician

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:            Public Works/WWTP

CLASSIFICATION:                         AFSCME – Rank & File

STARTING PAY RATE:                 $21.90/hour, 40 hours/weekly

POSTING DATE:                             November 12, 2021

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit an employment application and current resume at www.readingpa.gov under Employment OpportunitiesQuestions – Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This position works under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and is responsible sampling and analyzing wastewater, industrial waste, sludge, and any other samples as required.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Collects grab samples and automatic/manual composite samples from Wastewater Treatment Plant, collection system and industrial dischargers.
  • Installs and maintains automatic sampling equipment.
  • Follows standard operating procedures for sample collection and analysis.
  • Follows all safety procedures while performing duties.
  • Uses pH meters, DO meters, UV/Vis Spectrometer, and additional standard laboratory equipment.
  • Performs chemical, physical, and microbiological analyses and analytical field procedures as instructed by the Laboratory Supervisor.
  • Operates, maintains, and calibrates all laboratory equipment.
  • Prepares chemical reagents and test solutions used in laboratory and field analyses.
  • Maintains and records all data in field log book and lab benchtop books.
  • Analyzes and records test information to issue lab reports that use graphs, charts, and narratives.
  • Tracks sources of illegal discharges and other special sampling as required.
  • Works with other laboratory technicians on projects.
  • Must be available for weekend, holiday, and emergency situations as required.
  • Performs custodial duties in laboratory.
  • Evaluates and interprets test results.
  • Performs QA/QC on laboratory notebooks and DMR
  • Uses computer programs to store and generate reports.
  • Performs other duties assigned by Laboratory Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • Associates degree in Chemistry, Biology or environmental field or 2 years prior experience in wet chemistry required.
  • Valid PA driver's license Class C required.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

 

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