Chemical Lab Technician

Rome, GA 30161

Posted: 05/08/2019 Job Category: Technical Job Number: 349383 Pay Rate: $15.00/hour
Chemical Lab Technician
Rome, Georgia
The responsibilities of the plant Chemical Lab Technician will include performing technical and analytical services essential to the operation of a fossil fuel power plant, including:
  • Working safely and being accountable for your safety and the safety of your coworkers
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations
  • Conduct sampling of incoming product for adherence to specifications.
  • Perform analytical testing and monitor plant effluents
  • Perform analytical testing and monitoring of incoming and outgoing finished product
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory and on-line equipment and instrumentation
  • Maintain bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory
  • Assist regulatory compliance personnel to help ensure compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations
  • Provide equipment lockouts according to the plant LOTO procedure
  • Perform duties in the main lab
  • Perform QA/QC on instrumentation
  • Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation
  • Inventory lab equipment and reagent chemicals
  • Ensure all laboratory areas meet housekeeping standards outlined by the plant
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Possess a valid driver' s license
  • Pass a drug test, physical and background investigation
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Experience and competency in the use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation/equipment
  • Knowledge of proper analytical methods and techniques is required
  • Previous experience in a chemical lab facility is preferred. This would include operating and maintaining clarification, filtration, reverse osmosis and de-ionization systems
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Broad knowledge of analytical, inorganic, oil, environmental and water chemistries required
  • High level of knowledge of chemical treatment methods is preferred.
  • Collect samples from inside the plant and water treatment plant; Analyze incoming and outgoing samples for compliance.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems, read and understand schematic diagrams and identify plant water process problems is preferred.
  • Perform QA/QC on instrumentation; Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation.
  • Proficiency in various Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
  • Ability to understand mechanical and electrical theories and fundamentals
  • Understanding handling requirement of hazardous materials (HAZMAT)
Behavioral and other Requirements:
  • Safety First We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.
  • Unquestionable Trust - honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity driver our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard
  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to the superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership
  • Be dependable and punctual
  • Ability to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) daily including protective eyewear, natural fiber or fire retardant clothing and steel-toe or composite-toed shoes
  • Ability to wear respiratory protection periodically
  • Ability to work shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays is required
  • Ability to work in non-temperature controlled environments (extreme heat & cold)
  • Available for call-out and overtime is required
  • Ability to work with limited supervision in a team environment
  • Ability to take initiative required to manage projects and address issues
  • Ability to work in extreme noise and vibration
  • Ability to work around moving equipment or objects
  • Ability to perform some physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or self-contained breathing apparatuses in a power plant environment
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders, bending, reaching, working at different elevations
  • Basic mechanical skills and / or knowledge

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