Laboratory Technician
Per S Group, Inc. - United States

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Per Se Group is working with a Electric Utility that is looking for experienced Laboratory Technician for short-term contract positions located throughout the U.S.

General Statement of Duties
Under general supervision, performs analysis and associated documentation of steam plant water, equipment lubricants, and all fuels. Makes chemical additions to various systems based on the analyses performed. Maintains a proper inventory of plant operation chemicals. Operates and troubleshoots water treatment equipment and discharge treatment facilities. Performs minor maintenance as assigned.
Typical Duties Performs all work in a safe manner. Complies with all safety rules, regulations and procedures. Performs all work in a manner to protect themselves, their fellow employees and the public from injury. Prepares and analyzes coal samples for moisture, ash, sulfur, carbon volatiles, and BTU content. Other coal and fuel analysis that are performed are coal fineness tests, fuel oil BTU content, etc. Performs analysis of steam plant water including main steam, saturated steam, boiler water, boiler feedwater, condensate, condensate polisher effluent, demineralizer effluent, circulating water, raw water and waste water. Samples are analyzed for both impurities and need for addition of treatment chemicals. Prepares and performs analyses on all types of equipment lubricants including new oil, used oil, transformer oil, and grease, etc. Performs variety of lubricant quality tests including viscosity checks and moisture content. Also prepares and analyzes ferrographic slides, performs tests for dissolved metals. Operates and maintains a variety of other analysis equipment. Performs monthly quality control performance tests. Prepares analysis reagents as required. May operate water treatment equipment such as demineralizers, polishers, clarifiers and reverse osmosis equipment. Performs functionality checks of other water treatment equipment by analyzing reverse osmosis and demineralizer effluent, upflow filter effluent, and potable water systems. Also tests for functionality of closed cooling water systems, well water systems, and river water systems. Samples and analyzes wastewater discharges according to the State Department of Water Quality discharge permit. Documents sampling and analysis results. Analyzes discharge samples for pH, suspended solids, oil and grease, metals, and other parameters. Collects groundwater samples as required, from tests wells around the plants and ash disposal areas. May make additions to the chemical feed systems based on analytical results. This includes the boiler, boiler feedwater, condensate, closed cooling water systems, reverse osmosis and demineralizer equipment, water filtering equipment, seal water systems, and other related equipment. May operate waste water discharge treatment facilities such as neutralization systems, settling pond equipment, flocculators, and other discharge treatment facilities. Operates, logs readings, and calibrates chemical panel equipment. Maintains a proper inventory of chemicals, supplies, repairs, etc. required for the operation of the lab and water treatment equipment. Assists with the documentation of data, results, problems encountered, and corrective action taken in all areas. Provides recommendations to plant operating supervisors concerning proper operation of plant equipment as related to analyses performed. Specific areas are boiler blow down requirements, condenser leaks, boiler drum pressure limitations due to silica, condition of lubricants, etc. Performs CEM's and results reporting if assigned. Assists with plant maintenance in water/waste water treatment areas when not needed for laboratory duties. Leads, trains and instructs employees in their work. May initiate work requests.
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