Lab Technician (12HR) - Local 57 PS
Pacificorp - Castle Dale, UT

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Position Overview:

A lab technician collects and analyzes various water samples, prescribes chemical additions to various systems based on analysis and guidelines established by the plant chemist. Prepares and performs required analysis and calculations on coal samples. Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on chemical analysis instrumentation. Prepares chemical mixtures used for test applications; performs non-water analysis on equipment in and out of service as required; prepares and maintains necessary reports; and performs other tasks assigned. Inspect and maintain plant fire extinguishers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must have the following academic requirements and be able to provide school transcripts. A "C" grade or better in each of the listed courses is required to satisfy the academic requirements. Prior experience in utility plant maintenance and instrumentation is helpful.

University of Utah
  • Chemistry 1210: General Chemistry 4 semester hours
  • Chemistry 1230: General Chemistry 1 Lab 1 semester hour
  • Chemistry 1220: G eneral Chemistry 2 4 semester hours
  • Chemistry 1240: General Chemistry 2 Lab 1 semester hour
  • Mathematics 1050: College Algebra 4 semester hours
These courses will be the standard against which courses taken at other colleges will be measured. If courses taken at other colleges are accepted by the for transfer credit for these listed classes, then those courses taken at other colleges satisfy these educational requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years experience as a lab technician in a utility plant.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

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