The Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician in Cottonwood Heights, UT in supporting the mission of providing high quality drinking water to Salt Lake City and Sandy City. Pay for this position starts at $19.00/hour. Come join our great team!
Laboratory Technician Responsibilities: Performs various laboratory tests and tasks to ensure safe drinking water is delivered to the public by conforming to State & Federal regulations requirements. Collect water samples at various District locations for compliance, treatment process evaluation, and research analyses. Implement, maintain and/or follow laboratory and standard operating procedures, safety guidelines, and National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Committee requirements.
Laboratory Technician Full Benefit Package to include:
Vacation leave, sick leave, and personal time
12 Paid Government Holidays
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Contributions to Health Savings Account
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
Long-term care insurance
Long-term disability insurance
401K match program
Utah State Retirement Plan (pension plan)
The District is an equal opportunity employer. This position is open until filled.
Laboratory Technician Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Associates Degree with two years experience in a laboratory.
Certification and Licensing: State of Utah Treatment certification with a minimum of Grade 4 level (pass within first year of hire). Valid Utah Drivers License. Must have 2-4 hours of Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratory training within first year in position or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in these areas (29 CFR 1910.1450 and Appendix A (Chemical Hygiene in Laboratories).
Knowledge of: Requirements for a NELAP Accredited environmental laboratory including sampling procedures, sample preparation and preservation, proper handling of chain of custodies, quality assurance and quality control principles and practices, chemical disposal techniques, record keeping, data collection, data interpretation, and report preparation.
Ability to: Converse effectively with others in both written and oral communications; write reports, procedures, and other required documents; use Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Excel. Good writing skills are essential.