Under general supervision, the Laboratory Analyst performs a
variety of complex chemical, bacteriological and micro-bacterial
analysis of water, wastewater and industrial water by analyzing a
variety of samples; maintaining chemical and equipment supplies as
needed; ensuring accuracy of data entry; and keeping accreditations
valid through performance testing.
Examples of Duties
Performs bacteriological and chemical testing of water,
wastewater and industrial pretreatment by accepting samples from
outside customers and reviews chain of custody forms; maintains,
troubleshoots, calibrates and assists in the development and
implementation of new and revised testing methods and procedures;
performs all required testing for all equipment and methods; wears
appropriate PPE and follows safety guidelines.
Documents analytical process by logging equipment, supplies,
analytical processes in accordance with laboratory protocol and
standard operating procedures; reports positive bacteriological
samples to the TCEQ for compliance purposes; generates appropriate
corrective action forms when required; reviews internal and
external chain of custody forms.
Maintains inventory and evaluates consumables for the facility
by performing routine maintenance, troubleshooting, instrumentation
cleaning and standard verification checks on all laboratory
Evaluates and verifies the test results and sample documents are
correct by re-analyzing samples that do not pass criteria; alerts
appropriate management and other staff of irregular findings.
Participates in the operations of the Household Hazardous Waste
collections and other Environmental/Recycling Outreach programs by
making signage of various announcements for Environmental
Provides customer service and technical support for the
department by answering questions or collect/analyze samples when
Experience and Training
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology,
environmental science, engineering or related scientific field.
At least one (1) year of experience as a laboratory analyst or
in a similar position.
Certificates and Licenses Required
Class D Water Operator License OR Class D Wastewater Operator
License issued by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
40 hr HAZWOPER certification within 6 months of hire
Valid Class C Texas Driver's License or the ability to obtain
prior to employment.