NOW HIRING Lab Technician The employee is responsible for performing, monitoring, and intrepreting the results of tests necessary for the operation and regulatory compliance of the water and wastewater operations of the City of Midland.
They are also responsible for the interpretation and implementation of regulations promulgated by State and Federal authorities.
Assists in the development of the budget for laboratory operations and makes recommendations for purchases and capital items during the annual budget process.
Monitors expenditures during the year. Job Duties: Responsible for the daily operation of laboratories in support of the Utilities Department.
Conduct bacteriological, chemical, physical and instrumental analysis of water and wastewater samples submitted to the laboratory.
Maintains equipment and supplies for the laboratory as well as for the City's facilities.
This includes accurately maintaining extensive records tracking all chemicals, supplies, and equipment used for daily operations.
Collects, analyzes, and interprets results of environmental, water and wastewater samples.
Prepares reagents for use at the laboratory and performs standardization of reagents to ensure quality.
Must maintain work area, supplies, and equipment in an orderly, safe, and clean manner.
Maintains accurate and extensive analytical data records of data for future use.
Investigates and reports on complaints and all other problems delegated by the Director of Utilities.
Make monthly reports or as required to the Water Regulator Agencies and Utilities.
Keeps abreast of professional developments in the field.
Keeps apprised of State/Federal regulations and makes recommendations on their impacts to the City.
Performs related duties as required. Available for on-call obligations and work on weekends as needed.
Employee has contact with general public, other employees, and other organizations.
Skill in observing, reading and interpreting written materials.
Must have skill in writing to record results of analysis.
Employee generates memos and reports of work performed.
Ability to perform chemical analysis. Must have thorough knowledge of chemistry and good knowledge of water and wastewater treatment.
Must possess knowledge of computer software and applications.
Working in experience lab preferred. Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology or related field is preferred.
Must be able to obtain Class D water operator license in the State of Texas within a year after hired and be able to maintain the license while employed.
Heath care Plans Paid Vacation/ Sick Leave Paid Holidays Employee Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement apply online at www.midlandtexas.gov/jobs Equal Opportunity Employer
About this company
What was once just a small farming community over a century ago, Midland has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to the discovery of oil and gas throughout the area.
Midland now stands as one of the largest cities in West Texas within the Permian Basin located halfway between El Paso to the west and Dallas/Fort Worth to the east. Currently, the city is estimated to have over 134,000 residents calling Midland their home each day. That number is expected to jump even higher over the next five to 10 years with the influx of 10,000 to 20,000 people needed to fill jobs thanks to the billions of dollars invested into the area by many companies expanding their businesses with an eye on the future.
One of the area’s largest employers, the city of Midland has a committed group of people who all work together to help provide the vital services needed to keep the city up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Employees across several departments from police, fire, city management, community development, health and senior services, animal services and many others all work in conjunction to make Midland a great place to be.
The city of Midland offers a strong benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement and much more.
Location/Region: Midland, TX (US - 79701)