Laboratory Technician

Salary: $20.96 to $30.01 per hour
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or as required
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Employment Application

EEO Survey

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Inclusion Statement


Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by completion of college level courses in chemistry and microbiology.  Three to five years of experience in conducting chemical and bacteriological laboratory tests; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

License and Certifications:  Must possess a Class "B" Lab Tech Certificate from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.  Plant Operator's license desirable. 

Skills: Use of laboratory scales, incubator, and related equipment.  Performing standard laboratory examinations.  Recording data, maintaining records, and compiling reports.  Following oral and written instructions.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Conducts standard and specialized chemical and bacteriological examinations of regular and special samples of raw and treated water.   Collects samples, communicates with the public and tests water quality.  Prepares, maintains, and sets up for specific operation a wide variety of laboratory equipment apparatus and supplies.  Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment utensils and facilities.  Sterilize and dispose of microbiological waste. Analyzes samples to determine adequacy of treatment, and to discover any foreign substances or materials which may adversely influence the normal physical, chemical, and bacteriological actions occurring in the treatment process.  Advises plant operation personnel on the necessary adjustment of treatment mixtures and plant equipment to meet specific results. Maintains and orders chemicals and equipment for laboratory. Enter data into computer and send out reports using various programs and software, as well as submit compliance data to the state. Instructs and trains plant operators on routine laboratory analyses. Performs chemical and mathematical calculations.  Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports. Respond to citizen concerns and communicate with the public regarding water quality issues. Performs related work as required.

Working Conditions:  Works primarily in a lab environment; however, time is spent (approximately 25% to 50% of the time) exposed to dirt, dust, noise, noxious odors, etc. while working in treatment plant and in

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80% of the work day. Ability to read and comprehend technical rules and procedures. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) materials frequently.  Moderate mobility:  Duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing, and walking; however, long periods of standing are required.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.

Additional Information: Selected applicant must have telephone or message number where applicant may be reached and pass a background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.