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Lab Analyst

Company: City of Round Rock
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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 equipment.

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 Services/Recycling events.

Provides customer service and technical support for the department by answering questions or collect/analyze samples when necessary.

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 (TCEQ)

40 hr HAZWOPER certification within 6 months of hire

Valid Class C Texas Driver's License or the ability to obtain prior to employment.

Keywords: City of Round Rock, Round Rock , Lab Analyst, Other , Round Rock, Texas

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