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Water Quality Lab Technician

 

Job Description

EQI is a research institute that provides objective scientific analyses to help communities, government agencies, and nonprofits understand complex environmental issues. The Water Quality Lab Technician will work under the direct supervision of the EQI laboratory supervisor in our State-certified water quality lab to quantitatively analyze water samples from the VWIN project for various parameters while maintaining proper laboratory technique.

Analysis parameters may include, turbidity, conductivity, alkalinity, pH, and/or total suspended solids. Technician may also be given the opportunity to collect samples for chemical analysis and/or assist with sampling for our biomonitoring program. The intern will be able to apply the laboratory skills they learn to a professional experience and learn new methods.

Duties include

• Receive training on chemical analysis of surface water samples for EQI’s VWIN monitoring program,

• Follow Standard Operating Procedures for sample analysis,

• Maintain data and records according to approved procedures,

• Pack kits and clean instruments, equipment and sample bottles,

• Use basic math to calculate results and enter data into computer spreadsheets, and

• Related tasks that may arise

Minimum qualifications

• Attention to detail

• Reliable transportation

• Strong work ethic

• Ability to follow directions

• Ability to work independently (once trained)

• Available to work at least 5 hours per week, between 8am-5pm, Monday-Thursday

Preferred qualifications

• Experience using standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, analytical balances, volumetric glassware, and/or pH meters,

• Experience with Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheets,

• Ability to multi-task,

• Interest in pursuing a career in the environmental field,

• Available to work 8-10 hours per week, between 8am-5pm, Monday-Thursday, 

• Available to work for at least 3 hours on Mondays

Location

104 Eastside Dr. Unit 302
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Supervisor contact

Gracia O'Neill
gracia@eqilab.org