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Laboratory Technician

Company Name:
Connecticut Water
Tracking Code
90-754
Job Description
The Laboratory Technician provides excellent service to our customers, shareholders and employees by successfully supporting all laboratory activities, including laboratory analyses, administrative work and customer service. The Laboratory Technician will work under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager to perform a variety of routine laboratory duties involving testing, recording and reporting test results, administrative tasks associated with billing and customer service, as well as activities related to the monitoring the Company's compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Employees of Maine Water will recognize the following core values in fulfilling their job responsibilities: honesty, trust, respect, communication, teamwork, personal accountability, and a positive attitude.
Required Skills
The Laboratory Technician performs a wide variety of duties and tasks related to ensuring the safety of the public water distribution and treatment system, including:
Effectively completes assigned laboratory analyses, insuring proper QA/QC procedures are followed.
Performs analysis and tests of water samples for the Company's various water systems, for other public water systems and for private well owners to determine chemical content, color, turbidity, pH, odor and overall quality.
Perform special analysis or test work as directed by the Lab Supervisor including customer complaint samples and state proficiency samples.
Maintains accurate records of testing procedures and submits reports of sample test results in a timely manner and offers appropriate recommendations as required.
Responsible for the efficient and safe set-up of laboratory work area for assigned tasks and maintaining the laboratory in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
Assist with sample bottle preparation and laboratory glassware preparation.
Maintains compliance with laboratory standard methods, State of Maine certification requirements, and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Provide administrative and clerical support for the laboratory. This will include interacting with customers and maintaining electronic records of chain of custody documents, test results and laboratory billing.
Maintains the cleanliness and orderliness of the laboratory facility. Maintain adequate lab and testing supplies inventory.
Maine Water is committed to providing a safe workplace. This position is responsible for learning, following and ensuring compliance with all safety rules. This includes rules and regulations in the Company Safety Manual, OSHA regulations and other state, federal, or governing body's rules and regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Experience
High school degree or equivalent required.
Two years of laboratory experience preferred.
A valid Maine driver's license is required.
Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Office.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to successfully work as part of a team, gain cooperation from others, communicate with, and assist other employees and the public.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude other work assignments not mentioned
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is primarily indoors with prolonged periods of physical activity, but will also include and require the following:
Exposure to indoor and outdoor settings, potentially extreme heat, cold, wind, or humidity.
Frequent walking, bending, climbing and kneeling, and occasional squatting and crawling.
Exposure to sufficient noise to cause employee to shout above ambient noise level.
Potential exposure to vibration, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, poor ventilation, toxic fumes, hazardous chemicals.
Occasionally in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small-enclosed rooms, permitted or non-permitted confined spaces and narrow aisles or passageways.
Occasional balancing, frequent repetitive motion, lifting, pushing and pulling.
Occasional exertion of force up to 50 pounds, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
Frequent dexterity skills including feeling, grasping, reaching, and fingering.
Continuous hearing, talking, seeing as well as the ability to read, comprehend, problem solve, reason and concentrate.
Must be able to perform the physical functions required to operate all the necessary equipment to perform the functions of the job described above.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Location
Rockport, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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