|Organization: Orange County Sanitation District|
What do you value in your next job?
At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.
We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Laboratory Assistant.
Under general supervision, the Laboratory Assistant performs a wide variety of routine duties in support of the District’s discharge permit. Specifically, this position will conduct wastewater stream, trunk line, digester gas, drinking water, ocean water and urban runoff sampling activities. The Laboratory Assistant will organize and label sample bottles on a regular basis; operate and maintain refrigerated auto-samplers; log and/or receive samples into a Laboratory Information System (LIMS); aliquot samples into appropriate containers and disseminate to designated laboratory work areas; clean, maintain, repair, and calibrate sampling equipment following established procedures and maintenance schedules or when needed; and log all maintenance performed. The successful candidate will establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Other duties include: clean and maintain assigned vehicles including washing and fueling; report needed truck and cart mechanical repairs to the auto shop; inspect sampling facilities; respond, troubleshoot and correct routine and unexpected problems; maintain stock for sampling activities including cups, cuvettes, bottles, buckets, tape, gloves, safety glasses and sampler tubing. Additionally, the Laboratory Assistant will record Laboratory equipment temperatures on a routine basis. When assigned, the Laboratory analyst will receive and log Source Control samples and interact with contract lab couriers; initiate and maintain chain-of-custodies; and wash and clean glassware on a routine basis or when instructed; and perform general housekeeping tasks throughout the workday. When assigned to Ocean Monitoring or Analytical Chemistry, perform related duties as required
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by college-level coursework in chemistry, biology, or a related field of science is desirable. One (1) year of related experience is highly desired. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of following: techniques and methods of sampling, sterile technique, sample preservation and sample transport; computer equipment and applications related to the work, including database and spreadsheet applications; basic techniques for gathering and reporting information; principles and procedures of record keeping; and techniques for providing a high-level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and District staff An understanding of the basic operating characteristics of auto-samplers is desirable. The successful candidate should have knowledge of basic mathematical principles, English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Additional requirements for the position include the ability to follow established safety principles, practices and procedures of all facilities, equipment, and materials in assigned work area. Furthermore, the position requires the ability to understand related Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California class C driver’s license by time of appointment is required.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Apply online at: http://ocsewers.com/jobs
Hiring Salary Range: $25.43 – $28.05/hour
Water / Wastewater Treatment|
Sanitation / Solid Waste
10844 Ellis Ave|
City: Fountain Valley
Country: UNITED STATES
$ 25.43 to $ 28.05 Hourly