Laboratory Technician I
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Assists in collection of water samples and data to keep plant operations informed and process controls.
- Performs analytical testing of chemicals and water quality to obtain data necessary in making process control adjustments.
- Collects and analyzes water samples from catchment, residential or business location sites.
- Disinfects surfaces and performs bacteriological tests of samples collected daily.
- Prepares distilled water, broth (cultures), autoclaves equipment, and sterilizes equipment.
- Collects annual copper and lead samples.
- Prepares data for Quality Assurance.
- Prepares reagents, inventories and stocks chemicals and laboratory supplies.
- Attends meetings and training classes.
- Knowledge of basic microbiology and chemistry methods, practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of laboratory equipment, methods, measurements, and practices.
- Knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures.
- Knowledge of mixing chemicals.
- Skill in utilizing health and safety precautions in the collection and analysis of water samples.
- Skill in safely performing laboratory testing, conversions, titration, chemical analysis, and pH ranges.
- Skill in accurately performing and recording basic math calculations and data.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in Chemistry, Microbiology, or Wastewater Management and one (1) year related experience collecting and analyzing water samples, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision date: October 2001