Pinnacle Services, LLC

Lab Technician I

VI
Category
Operations

Overview

“PINNACLE SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”
 
This position is responsible for variety of chemical, biological, and physical tests required for research, development or quality control. Compile data for reports. Assist in special studies in the laboratory and in the field. This position is located at Veolia.

Responsibilities

  • Set up equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control. Clean and makes minor repair on laboratory apparatus and equipment and ensure a high standard of housekeeping, quality control and safety.
  • Collect water samples in the field as assigned and perform routine tests such as turbidity, alkalinity, pH and residual chlorine. Record and compute results from test data and maintain quality control records and charts as assigned. Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis to determine chemical and physical properties of experimental and developmental materials.
  • Prepare chemical solution used in performing water analysis following standardized formulas or experimental procedures. Assist in maintaining an inventory of chemical stores. Collect and log all Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) documents for chemical stores.
  • Maintain and distribute as necessary, current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for applicable methods. Inform Laboratory Supervisory immediately of any personnel, equipment, instrument and material problems and SOP or methodology deviations. Respond to and document any necessary corrective action.
  • Respond to customer inquiries by performing wet chemistry analysis and completing proper report.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent, with coursework in qualitative and quantitative Chemistry or biology preferred. (Must met minimum qualifications established by regulatory agencies if working in a NELAC or State Certified Lab).
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Exposure to computerized lab equipment and related systems preferred.
  • Zero to two years experience in a related position in a similar environment with ability to use laboratory apparatus and equipment to perform accurate, repeatable work and to define problems collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and procedures and to quickly develop proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including respirators, gas detectors, confined space equipment, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record if performing field work.
PREFERRED TRAITS & CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Adhere to company rules and work practices.
  • Maintain confidential information.
  • Reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfills obligations.
  • Meet deadlines for assignments.
  • Maintain good attendance practices.
  • Use time wisely and efficiently.
  • Perform multiple tasks to completion.
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others to work together to accomplish task.
  • Work effectively with other personnel in various departments.
  • Welcome new assignments and challenges.

REQUIRED TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Employee Orientation, Departmental Operating Procedures, Safety, OSHA and Quality Training.
  • Learn to perform more complex tests and analysis. Applicable technical training as required.
  • Stay abreast of new technology, water treatment and separation methods, procedures and regulations in field by reading business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental publications.
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Level I and II First Responder Certification if required at site.
  • May perform more advanced functions as part of training and development.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Spend 100% of time in lab or operations environment. Typically spend 10 - 20% of time exposed to outdoor and sometimes inclement weather. Company service vehicles are used as required.
  • May be exposed to possible operations hazards including fumes, airborne particles, and noise, rotating machinery, high pressure, hot and cold temperatures, slippery surfaces, water and electrical hazards. Frequently exposed to toxic and caustic chemicals.
  • Amount of time spent – Standing 50%, Sitting 25%, Walking 25%.
  • Close visual and hearing observation is required. Taste and smell may be required for some tests.Candidates constantly use hands to finger, handle or feel and frequently reaches with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds distances of 10 feet. Occasional stooping, bending or kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing and entering confined spaces. Close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus are special requirements

Applicants selected will be subject to a background check. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment, drug and alcohol testing and job-appropriate medical testing.

 

Hourly Rate:  $18.00 - $20.00

 

 

 

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