Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician

Are you a detail-oriented, organized, dependable laboratory professional seeking a new opportunity with a dynamic organization committed to providing unparalleled service? If so, we have the perfect role for you! Lehigh County Authority is seeking a Laboratory Technician to join our team in Allentown, PA. In this role, you will perform a variety of analyses on environmental and process control samples, perform sample collection and field analyses as needed, and provide excellent customer service to our customers, citizens, and internal departments.

About Us and What We Offer You
Established in 1966, Lehigh County Authority (LCA) is a municipal authority focused on providing high-quality, affordable water and sewer services to our customers. We operate in a cost-effective and efficient manner that results in affordable rates for public services such as the water and sewer services LCA provides.

LCA works directly with ratepayers (water and sewer customers) to meet their needs and to develop partnerships and cooperative programs with neighboring municipal water and sewer systems. LCA's water rates are among the lowest in the Lehigh Valley, and our regional approach allows us to act quickly and to provide enhanced services where and when needed. LCA is an exciting and busy place to work, and our employees are the key to ensuring that our public services are valuable, affordable and of the high quality our customers expect.

At LCA we are fully focused on equality and inclusion, and believe deeply in diversity and all the fascinating characteristics that make us each unique.

Benefits and Perks
LCA offers competitive pay and robust benefits including:
• Paid Health, dental and vision coverage – covers employee and eligible dependents with no employee contributions
• Generous paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays
• Company provided life & AD&D insurance
• Flex Spending Plan and other voluntary coverage
• Eligibility for two retirement plans - Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Plan and 457(Empower)

What the Job Looks Like
In this role you will have an opportunity to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of LCA through the following core job responsibilities:
• Perform analyses on various environmental samples
• Ensure sample integrity, preparation, instrument set up, quality control tracking, and sample reporting
• Data collection, data entry, and dissemination of data. Utilize computers, LIMS system, and spreadsheets
• Work will be performed at both the water filtration plant and wastewater treatment plant laboratories
• You will rotate among all stations in the water and wastewater laboratories
• Participate in research projects, collecting and analyzing research samples
• Respond professionally and politely to information requests
• Collection of field samples and performing field analyses as needed
• Maintain neat and orderly workstations
• Related work as required

Important Qualifications to your Success
• Education: A degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or related field
• Experience: 1 year of chemical testing of water and wastewater
• Licensure: Valid driver’s license needed to operate company vehicles
• Scheduling: Day shift hours, rotational weekends/holidays and occasional overtime
• Skills: Knowledge of sampling concepts, standard chemical and bacteriological testing of water and wastewater
• Technical: Computer proficient and skilled in Microsoft Excel. LIMS highly desired
• Work Environment: May be required to work in all outside weather conditions for field sampling/analyses as needed

I’m interested, how do I get started?
Apply to: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o5VGefwE&s=PRWA

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We realize that it takes time and effort to go through our application process and we thank you for considering applying for this position. We kindly ask for no emails or phone calls as a means to further your application process. These efforts will not enhance your opportunity for consideration, and we are not equipped to respond to these requests. We thank you in advance for your adherence to this request. Thank you for your interest in our position. We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

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