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Laboratory Assistant - Wastewater Treatment

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a contract opportunity in Camarillo for a Laboratory Assistant - Wastewater Treatment.

Pay: $30 per hour

Job Title: Laboratory Assistant - Wastewater Treatment

Duration: 6 months, possibility of conversion

Shift: Four 10 hour days, training is Monday - Thursday for 2-4 months, then regular schedule would be Wednesday - Saturday. Hours are 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Under supervision, assists in performing routine laboratory tests; operates laboratory equipment and supplies; picks up and cleans laboratory samples, supplies, and equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.

This is a support position responsible for assisting the laboratory staff. It can be distinguished from the higher classification of Laboratory Chemist by that classification's responsibility for independently performing laboratory tests.

Responsibilities:Performs routine laboratory tests and analyses, including pH analyses.
--- Participates in the collection of outside samples; sets-up and reads samples; assists in performing related tests.
--- Monitors receiving water and assists in performing site analysis and limited physical, chemical, and bacteriological analysis.
--- Operates a variety of laboratory equipment and supplies in a safe and efficient manner.
--- Assists laboratory staff by picking up and cleaning laboratory samples, by picking up, collecting and cleaning laboratory samples both on-site and off-site, and dropping off samples at outside labs for analysis.
--- Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment and glassware; washes test tubes, dishes and other materials; maintains ISCO samplers.
--- Prepares and maintains sufficient testing media; enters information into the computer; generates necessary reports.
--- Performs related duties as required

Qualifications:Knowledge of:
--- Chemical incompatibilities.
--- Commonly used laboratory equipment and supplies.
--- Methods used in cleaning laboratory glassware.
--- Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
--- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
--- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:
--- Learn to perform laboratory tests and analyses.
--- Learn and adhere to laboratory standards, policies and procedures.
--- Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.
--- Learn to keep accurate reports and prepare reports using standard office and computer equipment.
--- Learn to use industry and office software applications.
--- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
--- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
--- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
--- Respond and perform assigned duties in the event of a Citydeclared emergency.

Competencies:? Results Oriented? Customer-Focused? Accountable? Problem Solver and Decision Maker? Ethical? Technically Knowledgeable

Education:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, or a related field.

Experience:Two years of increasingly responsible chemical or biological laboratory experience in the chemical, bacteriological, and physical analyses typically used in a wastewater treatment plant laboratory.

Preferred Certifications: AWWA, CWEA, APWA

Physical: Sufficient physical ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions; sit, stand, walk on level and slippery surfaces, reach, twist, turn, kneel, bend, stoop, squat, crouch, grasp and making repetitive hand movement; lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 25 pounds or more; climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Environment: Wastewater treatment plant and field environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals, and inclement weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions; work with or around water or wastewater; work on slippery surfaces.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Camarillo , Laboratory Assistant - Wastewater Treatment, Healthcare , Camarillo, California

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