Lab Intern

South Tahoe Public Utility District   South Lake Tahoe, CA   Full-time     Government
Posted on May 17, 2023
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Are you a highly motivated learner interested in working on a variety of technical duties supporting the laboratory with sampling and analysis of water and wastewater? If so, the South Tahoe Public Utility District has a great opportunity for those looking to gain valuable experience. Salary: $22.98/hour.

Job Summary

To assist Laboratory Technicians by performing chemical tests, sampling and overall Lab maintenance in order to comply with Drinking Water requirements and treated waste water discharge permits.

Shift & Hours: 9 hour days, 2-4 days per week. Work schedule can change from week to week. The term of employment shall not exceed six months. 

Essential Functions

  1. Collect drinking water, sewage water, well, stream, reservoirs, groundwater and soil samples.
  2. Conduct tests in the lab and field. Tests may include: pH, Electrical Conductivity, Chlorine Residual, Turbidity, Suspended Solids, Settleable Solids, Alkalinity, and BOD.
  3. Log and preserve samples.
  4. Pack and ship Laboratory samples.
  5. Prepare Laboratory reagents.
  6. Clean-up work.

Education & Experience Requirements

The ideal applicant is a college student with a major in biology, chemistry or related field with some laboratory experience.

Proficiency Requirements

The applicant must have had, and passed with a grade of B or better, at least one semester of college level classes in Biology and/or Chemistry which include laboratory sessions.

Applicant must be competent in algebra.