Laboratory Analyst

by November 20, 2019



Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks qualified candidates to fill a Laboratory Analyst in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory. OWASA’s Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant is a participant in the national Partnership for Clean Water initiative for optimization and continuous improvement. ​

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Interpersonal skills are a must as is the ability and willingness to assist the team to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization while ensuring safe work practices are followed.

The purpose of this position is to ensure water discharged from water and wastewater treatment facilities are environmentally safe and meet all regulatory requirements and regulations. This is accomplished by collecting samples throughout the treatment process to conduct compliance and non-compliance testing while maintaining an effective quality control and assurance program following established standard operating procedures. Calibrates and maintains analytical equipment and performs various quality control procedures to ensure reliability, precision, and accuracy of results. Evaluating results requires sound analytical judgement. Interacts with customers and general public to respond to inquiries.

Candidates should have one to three years’ laboratory experience with an associate degree or equivalent in a related field of study.  Position requires a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina. Successful candidate must meet and maintain requirements for a safety sensitive position (bi-annual physicals, etc.) and must frequently exert 10-25 pounds and occasionally 20-50 pounds.

OWASA provides excellent benefits to include membership in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System, employer 457 plan contribution and retirement health savings account.  Paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurances.  Additional benefits include:  Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Bereavement and Parental Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Bonus Pay for Additional Certifications and/or Education.

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.

Salary range:  $44,962 – $69,242.
Closing date: December 9, 2019.
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