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

Tuition Assistance
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


7 hour shift
Weekend availability
Work Location: One location

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