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Lab Analyst - #13417

Lab Analyst - #13417

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Walla Walla
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We are seeking a Lab Analyst for assignment in Walla Walla, Washington. The selected candidate will perform chemical analysis of potable water, wastewater influent and effluent, sludge, industrial wastes and other materials on an assigned shift.


Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 4:30pm


- Performs a variety of chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests

- Uses laboratory equipment and materials

- Safely and efficiently conducts chemical analyses and makes evaluative conclusions

- Performs routine computations and maintains records, prepares reports, understands and carries out oral and written instructions

- Maintains a comprehensive quality assurance program based on the established guidelines

- Conduct analysis according to the specified methodology

- Conduct the required amount of QC tests

- Check the results to ensure the analytical process is in control

- Investigate, identify, and correct causes of errors; and take immediate corrective action when the process goes out of control

- Conducts and assists in conducting a variety of chemical, biochemical and bacteriological tests of plant influent and effluent and receiving bodies

- Analyzes a variety of samples, including digester samples, raw sludge samples

- Runs tests to determine amounts and degrees of pH, alkalinity, volatile acids, total solids, density, dissolved oxygen, organic material content, coliform bacteria, and residual chlorine

- May run a variety of chemical and bacteriological tests on industrial wastes

- Operates a variety of laboratory equipment including pH/ISE meters, balances, furnaces, autoclaves, titrators, incubators, and calculators

- Assists with performing pilot study activities

- Maintains, cleans and cares for laboratory equipment and material

- Assists in keeping laboratory records and preparing laboratory reports

- Collects water, wastewater, gas, and sludge samples for analysis

- Performs other duties as required


- High School Diploma or GED

- Completion of at least 12 semester units in chemistry or bacteriology at an accredited college or university; A 2 year science degree is preferred 

- Some laboratory experience performing chemical analyses; 3 - 5 years laboratory experience is preferred

- Ability to enter data into computer spreadsheets and templates

- Knowledge of the principles of chemistry, biology, and related sciences; procedures and materials used in chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests and analyses; laboratory safety and equipment and material care and maintenance

- Familiar with COC procedures and traceability of sampling and analysis is preferred