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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Jefferson City

Starts: May. 16, 2022

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Description

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Salary: $12 -  $15

Duration of Assignment: Summer 2022,  may extend into the fall

Job Location: 2710 West Main St,  Jefferson City,  MO 65109

Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to chemists in the Chemical Analysis Section.
  • Assist in all activities related to the annual lead and copper testing required by the Environmental Protection Agency and Public Drinking Water Branch (PDWB),  which requires testing 5,000 -  6,000 samples.  This project includes shipping containers to hundreds of public drinking water systems throughout Missouri during a three month period (June,  July,  and August).  Once these sample containers are returned to the lab,  they must be processed prior to analysis.  This includes verifying sample information,  logging sample information into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS),  preserving each sample,  and performing a turbidity test on each sample.
  • Other projects include Stage 2 DBP analysis for the PDWB,  public beach testing for State Parks,  and routine testing which increases during April through October.
  • Shipping and receiving samples
  • Storing and retrieving samples
  • Maintaining chain of custody documents
  • Performing sample preparation

Qualifications

  • Interest in working in the field of chemistry,  environmental science,  or one of the similar sciences.
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
  • Must be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time,  perceive color,  lift coolers and boxes that weigh up to 35 pounds,  and operate a computer and analytical instrument software,  including LIMS.
  • Must understand that they will be working with and around chemicals that pose a certain safety risk,  which requires the use of personal protection equipment.
  • Should be familiar with general laboratory safety.
  • Must be able to provide their own transportation to and from work.

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