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POSITION: Laboratory Technician
DEPARTMENT: Wastewater Treatment
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., M-F
JOB CATEGORY: LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)
DATE WRITTEN: March 2000 STATUS: Full-time
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The City of Greenfield provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
Incumbent serves as Laboratory Technician for the Wastewater Treatment Department, responsible for performing laboratory analysis and recording and compiling related data.
Reviews samples collected at various sites, tests and analyzes daily samples of discharge at all phases of treatment according to Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, checking pH, temperature and dissolved oxygen levels. Calibrates instruments and performs tests on raw and/or final effluent, such as E-Coli and total residual chlorine, ammonia, suspended and volatile solids and totals.
Performs routine functions daily, such as cleaning laboratory, equipment and glassware, and weighing crucibles.
Maintains organized laboratory files and detailed records as required, including writing data onto spreadsheets and databases. Assists in compiling data for monthly reports.
Monitors inventory of laboratory supplies and informs supervisor of needs.
Assists with Plant operations when time permits.
May work weekends at wastewater treatment plant.
May serve on 24-hour call for emergencies.
Performs related duties as assigned.
- SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
High school diploma or GED. Possession of at least a Class I Municipal Wastewater Treatment license preferred.
Working knowledge of and ability to make practical application of IDEM and EPA wastewater treatment regulations and standard laboratory procedures, and ability to properly operate various laboratory sampling/testing equipment, including microscopes, calculator, copier, telephone, pH and ion meter, autoclave, probes, scales, and furnace.
Working knowledge of universal health precautions and City’s Bloodborne Pathogens Control Plan, and ability to apply such knowledge on the job to protect oneself from infection.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
Ability to physically perform assigned duties, including sitting and walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication, color perception and close vision.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods, occasionally under time pressure.
Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.
Ability to compute and calculate results of tests, and read and interpret specifications, technical manuals, instruments, gauges and dials.
Ability to accurately prepare documents and maintain detailed records as required.
Ability to occasionally work extended hours.
Ability to serve on 24-hour call and respond swiftly, rationally and decisively to emergency situations.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
Incumbent performs standard, recurring duties requiring application of well-established guidelines and standard laboratory procedures in collecting and analyzing wastewater samples and determining adherence to state and federal requirements. A moderate degree of care and skill are required to protect tools and prevent injury to self and others.
III. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent maintains contact with co-workers and occasionally the public, for purposes of exchanging information.
Incumbent reports directly to Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.
- PHYSICAL EFFORT
Incumbent duties involve standing/walking for long periods, sitting and walking at will, lifting/carrying objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds, handling/grasping/fingering objects, close vision, color perception, and hearing sounds/communication
- WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Incumbent performs a majority of duties in a laboratory and other areas of a wastewater treatment plant, with exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious materials, toxic chemicals and fumes. Incumbent occasionally works extended hours and regularly works weekend hours. Incumbent may serve on 24-hour call for emergencies.
- This position is identified as having occupational exposure to blood, chemicals, other potentially infectious and/or hazardous materials.
The job description for the position of Laboratory Technician for the Wastewater Treatment Department describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position. I acknowledge that I have received this job description, and understand that it is not a contract of employment. I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions.
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