Field Technician I (Lab Services)
Company: Spartanburg Water
Posted on: June 15, 2019
Job Skills / Requirements GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision, field technician is responsible for
collecting, documenting, preserving, and transporting samples to
ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and permit conditions
for Spartanburg Water. Field technician completes required
documentation as prescribed by regulatory agencies. Field
Technician reports to the Laboratory Field Services
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Collects routine water and wastewater samples [more] utilizing
grab and composite sampling techniques; composites samples
proportional to flow; cleans sample units for routine and
preventative maintenance and prepares for re-use as required;
demonstrates proper sampling techniques for National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System Permits and Safe Drinking Water Act
related parameters; collects samples from the distribution systems,
treatment facilities, and lakes.
2) Assists Field Coordinator (or designee) to locate industrial
sampling points and other regulatory sample sites; assists in
collecting representative samples from industrial discharge sites
in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sampling
protocols as outlined in the company`s Industrial Discharge
Permits; collects and preserves samples for analysis; collects
samples in accordance with proper procedures outlined by the
company, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and EPA
including proper chain of custody.
3) Demonstrates and maintains proper sampling techniques for
related parameters; utilizes dissolved oxygen meter; utilizes pH
meter in order to measure hydrogen ion samples; and performs
chlorine residual tests. Monitors and tracks water distribution
blow offs for water quality and unaccounted for water.
4) Performs routine field analyses including pH, chlorine residual,
dissolved oxygen, and temperature. Performs calibration of these
instruments using Spartanburg Water Laboratory Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) with proper documentation.
5) Completes and maintains required sampling records and reports;
reads water and wastewater flow meters; records data as required;
checks for record completeness, proper sample collection, and
prepares samples for shipping purposes which includes preparation
of chain of custody reports. Utilizes Laboratory Information
Management System to properly collect, label and track daily,
weekly and monthly samples for compliance and other
6) Properly cleans and prepares field sampling containers,
including acid cleaning, sterilization, and other general lab
techniques for cleaning field containers.
7) Practices good housekeeping by maintaining neat and clean work
8) Ensures laboratory vehicle is maintained in proper working
condition which includes such routine maintenance duties as
checking the oil, washing the interior and exterior, checking and
inflating tires as necessary, etc. Correctly completes the proper
documentation for vehicle inspection.
9) Communicates in an effective manner with supervisor regarding
deficiencies, anomalies or problems at sampling locations, etc.
10) Utilizes various types of machinery, tools, and equipment such
as an ISCO sampler, calculator, communications equipment, D.O.
meter, pH meter, chlorine meter and other field instrumentation as
11) Performs other related duties as required. [less] Additional
Information / Benefits MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent with the interest and
ability to perform chemistry-related activities. Is able to follow
complex instructions. Must possess and maintain a valid drivers
license. Has good handwriting skills. Must obtain an E level Water
Treatment Operators License within two years. Benefits: Medical
Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid
Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability,
Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Stock Options,
Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance Screening Requirements:
Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical
Exam, Education Verification, Employment Verification
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