Lab Technician

MAC Incorporated

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Lab Technician Aberdeen, South Dakota
Job Ref:
37546

FOOD MANUFACTURING PLANT IN ABERDEEN SD NEEDS A LAB TECHNICIAN ON DAY OR 2ND SHIFT PAYS UP TO 30 AN HOUR 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Laboratory Technician

Reports To: Wastewater Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Aberdeen, SD

Job Summary: This employee performs routine laboratory analysis and related tasks for the water and wastewater departments. The employee is under the general supervision of the Wastewater Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory and maintain equipment in clean and properly functioning state.

Performs detailed laboratory analysis on water and wastewater samples from the wastewater plants, including process control tests and quality control tests.
Collects water and wastewater samples from plants, at multiple locations.
Accurately completes and maintains a variety of reports as required by local, state, and federal regulations.
Maintains a quality assurance program that meets the requirements of the Wastewater Manager.
Accurately communicates the outcome of testing to the Wastewater Manager in order to provide for adjustment to the facilities.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Must have an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with plant officials and other employees.
Ability to keep records and prepare clear and concise reports of wastewater operations and test results.
Ability to understand and follow moderately complex written and oral instructions, read, write legibly, and make accurate arithmetic calculations.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Education:
Graduation from technical college or 4 year college with a degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, and water or sewer plant operations.
Some experience in the operation of a water or wastewater treatment facility is preferred.
Possess or achieve in 18 months and Class 1 Operator Certification.

Work Environment:
The employee will use a variety of laboratory equipment including chemicals used in the analysis of water and wastewater. The employee normally works indoors in a laboratory environment and may be exposed to dangerous chemicals and/or fumes. The employee may occasionally work outdoors at a water or wastewater treatment plant or effluent discharge area and may then be exposed to extremes of weather or dangerous chemicals/fumes.

Calculates percentage of water used and chemical dosage used; takes and tests samples; reads meters and gauges.
May assist with the operation of the wastewater treatment facility.
May assist in the repair and maintenance of a variety of equipment.
Performs general maintenance activities at the water or wastewater plant. Performs other duties as required.
Able to work weekends as needed.
Must possess a valid South Dakota driver’s license.

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