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United Water


El Segundo, CA

The Chemist performs analytical procedures used in the testing of samples pertaining to water and/or wastewater, treatment plant effluent and various surface waters.

Work includes sample preparation, and analysis of compliance and process control samples

at the

Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility Water Quality Laboratory. The individual will operate, maintain, and calibrate instruments and equipment for laboratory analysis.


must apply knowledge of the principles and practices of chemistry, biology, microbiology, and mathematics required in an analytical laboratory; use standard laboratory practices and QA/QC procedures, and helps maintain laboratory accreditation. The Chemist provides technical assistance to other areas of the lab as well as the process control function of the treatment facility.

The Chemist will perform chemical, bacteriological and physical laboratory tests for the water

recycling facility. This includes preparation of analytical standard solutions and reagents utilized

for analyses.

This individual will review and scrutinize standard procedures and methods used in

analyses; as well as operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory instruments as

needed. Participates in shared responsibilities to maintain laboratory programs including quality

assurance, safety, and training. Related duties include periodic training of operations personnel on

field equipment, analytical techniques and quality control procedures.

This position reports to the Laboratory Manager, interfaces and directly interacts with the

operations, and maintenance staff, and the administrative staff at the ECLWRF.

Must maintain courteous and effective relationships with the client, plant visitors, vendors,

contractors and co-workers.

There are no direct reports for this position.


Minimum Three (3) to five (5) years experience in an analytical or environmental laboratory performing

physical, chemical and biological analyses required.

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or

related field from an accredited university or college is required.


have practical knowledge of laboratory tasks, techniques, equipment, and terminology used

in environmental laboratories.

Working knowledge of the basic principles and practices of

chemical, physical and microbiological analysis of water and wastewater preferred.

Knowledge of

the operation of basic laboratory equipment is required.

General knowledge and principles of

advanced analytical instrumentation such as IC, TOC analyzer, ICP etc. preferred.

Must be

familiar with EPA and Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater methods.

Must understand and follow the quality control requirements of the regulatory agencies in

California. Ability to scrutinize analytical data and make sound decisions regarding proper

laboratory operation; able to clearly present information and data both orally and in reports. Must

be able to make chemical solutions, perform standard chemical calculations, and perform routine

mathematical and statistical calculations.

Must be familiar with Windows operating systems,

have knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access), and a Laboratory

Management Information System (LIMS). Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills,

including listening skills. Ability to work effectively in a team-based organization required; work

effectively with others in solving problems; willing to accept suggestions from team members, and

offer expertise as needed.

Willing to work holidays, weekends, and overtime as assigned or




R & D / Laboratories

Primary Location


North America-United States-California-Los Angeles





Job Level


Without management

Employee Status



Job Posting


Aug 6, 2012, 6:00:00 PM

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