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  • Laboratory Technician (7/13/2022)

    DELCORA is looking for a Level 1 Lab Technician.

    CLASS DEFINITION: Salaried Non-Exempt, Non-Supervisory

    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Performance of physical, chemical, and biological analyses of municipal and industrial wastewaters and sludges. The work also includes preparing the necessary agents and equipment for testing.

    Essential Duties:

    *Performs standard tests to determine total suspended solids, total solids, total dissolved solids, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), carbonaceous BOD, dissolved oxygen, pH, fecal coliforms, total residual chlorine, nutrients, etc for compliance and non-compliance samples.
    *Assembles and troubleshoots instruments and equipment for analytical and research work. Cleans, maintains, and stores laboratory equipment and performs general housekeeping of laboratory.
    *Prepares media, stains, reagents, and test solutions routinely used in the laboratory.
    *Operates equipment and conducts tests as directed.
    *Prepares data sheets, maintains test result records, and associated documentation including chain of custodies, logging and ordering of reagents, and entering data into the operational data management system.
    *Prepares and assists in the preparation of reports as needed.
    *May collect samples for testing and perform other work as directed.
    *Must be a detail-oriented team player and able to work with minimum direct supervision.

    REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK: Basic knowledge of standard laboratory principles, procedures, techniques, terminology, equipment, and materials. Some knowledge of the basic principles of quantitative analysis and bacteriology. Skill in the operation and care of standard laboratory equipment and apparatus. Ability to perform technical laboratory work with accuracy extending to competent computer skills.

    Ability to interpret oral and written instructions. Knowledge of and ability (written and oral) to apply the mathematic, communicative, scientific, and clerical skills necessary in a professional manner.

    Ability to perform the essential functions of the work (lifting and moving of heavy objects, etc.). Position involves standing for long periods of time.

    Laboratory technicians work Monday – Friday with a rotating schedule for holidays and weekends with overtime compensation.

    GUIDELINES AND DISCRETION: Work is performed under well-defined procedures outlined for an accredited lab and under the technical direction of the Laboratory Manager/Supervisor. Exercises some discretion and technical judgment.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Degree in Chemistry, or equivalent preferred, with 1-2 years of experience in a relevant, professional laboratory setting.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

    Benefits:
    Tuition Assistance
    Dental insurance
    Health insurance
    Paid time off
    Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    7 hour shift
    Weekend availability
    Work Location: One location

    For full description and to submit resume: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=DELCORA&sc=0fcckey%3A12df10e99365ac5e%2Cq%3A%3B&cjsFrom=acme_jobs&vjk=245695285e1acde0

  • Quality Manager (4/21/2022)

    Hawk Mountain Labs is currently searching for a Quality Manager to join our team.

    The Quality Manager has defined responsibility and authority for ensuring that the quality system is implemented and followed at all times with direct access to the highest level of management at which decisions are made on laboratory policy and resources; serves as the focal point for QA/QC and responsible for overseeing and review of quality control data; has functions independent from laboratory operations for which they have quality assurance supervision.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
    Establishes, revises and updates Standard Operating Procedures, including but not limited to the company Quality Manual according to Pa DEP Chapter 252
    Arranges and conducts internal audits
    Trains current staff and new hires on established company Standard Operating Procedures and policies
    Administers Initial Demonstration of Capabilities Training and Initial and Annual Data Integrity Training
    Responsible for tracking of all certifications to ensure that the lab is in compliance with all requirements
    Ensures that applicable files are up-to-date for all employees, including but not limited to signature sheets, passwords, etc.
    Tracks and stores all employee training documentation
    Initiates and tracks new revisions/new procedures, Preventative Actions and Corrective Actions
    Notifies laboratory management of deficiencies in the quality system and monitors corrective action
    Ensures that clients are notified and all data is documented with regard to damaged samples, exceeded hold times
    Orders, enters and keeps track of all PT Studies and the schedule (including make-ups, quick responses and history for each analyte)
    Keeps track of all short and long term storage of documents and availability to them, as well as all hard copies of SOP’s, data sheets, maintenance sheets, etc. Ensures that those needed to be in the quality system are there and up-to-date (including but not limited to instrument maintenance logs)
    Ensures that all lab equipment is properly documented and up-to-date with unique identifiers
    Keeps up-to-date on current trends, practices, developments and regulatory changes which might impact company procedures
    Recommends and initiates procedures, systems to improve work flow and efficiency
    Coordinates, directs and monitors all functions of Quality Control
    Review and evaluate data integrity and validity; recommend and monitor corrective actions as appropriate
    Maintains laboratory certifications required to serve local clients, state agencies, and federal programs
    Coordinates visits and responses to external audits; coordinates pre-audit information gathering and post audit responses
    Coordinates and maintains ethics training

    Skills and Attributes:
    Ability to evaluate data objectively and perform assessments without outside influence.
    Experienced in QA/QC procedures and knowledgeable in the quality system defined under certifications.
    Has a general knowledge of the analytical test methods for which data review is performed
    Excellent interpersonal skills – including the ability interact with internal and external customers
    Must possess good judgment and problem solving skills
    Strong leadership skills
    High degree of attention to detail
    Strong organizational and time management skills
    Ability to learn and work with various software programs
    Must possess the ability to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with internal and external customers, function as a team player, accept constructive criticism from management and comply with company policies

    Minimum Experience Required:
    Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related scientific field or its equivalent in training and experience is required
    Experience with PA DEP regulations and certifications

    We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision

    Interested Candidates should forward their resume, along with any support documentation and inquiries to: De Ann Miller at dmiller@hawkmtnlabs.com
    or call 570-455-6011 x29