LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WATER ANALYSIS
Under direction, performs standardized basic tests and analyses
to determine the amount or concentration of various substances
found in water samples collected from potable water, wastewater,
or other sources; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Sets up apparatus, instruments, and equipment.
Uses written guidelines and precautions to perform various tests
and recognize common sources of error.
Reads test results and reports or explains elementary
relationships which exist between various test values.
Performs simple qualitative tests of water for color,
alkalinity/acidity, hardness, turbidity, and chlorine residual.
Sets up laboratory equipment and prepares specimens for testing
or microscopic examination.
Prepares solutions and indicators by weighing, measuring, and
mixing solid and liquid reagents; may heat and boil solutions.
Prepares culture media from fresh and dehydrated materials by
measuring, mixing, heating, and filtering.
Maintains stock of media.
Performs bacteriological examinations limited to standard and
simple techniques not requiring specialized knowledge of the
fields of bacteriology.
Operates spectrophotometer for the analysis of parameters such as
iron, nitrate, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
One (1) year of experience conducting standardized basic
chemical tests and procedures on water samples.
NOTE: Successful completion of thirty (30) semester hour
credits at an accredited college which includes eight (8)
semester hour credits in chemistry, and a course in organic
chemistry, may be substituted for the one(1) year of experience
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of methods used in operating basic laboratory
Knowledge of safety precautions used to conduct chemical and
Knowledge of the methods used to prepare simple stains,
solutions, and culture media.
Knowledge of the methods used to conduct standardized basic
tests and analyses in water samples.
Ability to test and identify various organic and inorganic
compounds found in water samples.
Ability to prepare solutions and indicators.
Ability to interpret and apply information from laboratory
Ability to set-up and operate laboratory equipment.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.