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Herkimer County Sewer District Industrial PreTreatment Lab Tech Trainee in Mohawk, New York

NY1435218 INDUSTRIAL PRE-TREATMENT LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Full time for the Herkimer County Sewer District. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for performing laboratory work, supervision of the Treatment Plant Laboratory sampling and testing activity and regulating the contents of industrial waste piped into the Sewer District's Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a direct liaison with private industry and other non-domestic users of the wastewater facility, the incumbent conducts laboratory tests of waste samples for compliance with the Sewer Use Ordinance, coordinates samplings with contract laboratories, notifies violators of infractions and monitors remedial actions. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: -Supervises and oversees daily laboratory work performed by Assistant Sewage Treatment Plant Operators performed for SPDES Permit purposes; -Performs routine laboratory sampling and analytical work when necessary and trains other District personnel in Laboratory procedures; -Performs testing of the plant's biological treatment system using; microscopes, test kits for various nitrogen compounds, alkalinity analysis, dissolved oxygen level and oxygen uptake tests; -Prepares monthly operating reports for the Chief Operator's submission to Regulatory Agencies such as the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; prepares process control reports and also prepares and maintains records and monthly reports of hauled waste activity at the plant; -Maintains laboratory equipment in proper operating condition; maintains daily records of temperatures and calibrations as necessary and as required by regulatory agencies; -Performs chemical and other laboratory analysis of industrial wastes in accordance with the quality assurance requirements of the District's Industrial Pre-treatment Program; -Conducts on-site collection of industrial waste discharge samples and properly transports to the Wastewater Treatment Plant lab for testing; -Prepares samples for shipment to outside contract laboratories for additional testing as necessary; -Maintains complete and accurate records of all sampling and testing performed; -Prepares reports for industrial waste contributors and State and Federal regulatory agencies as required by law; -FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the regulations prescribed in the Sewer Use Ordinance; ability to comprehend and implement State and Federal pretreatment regulations; working knowledge of modern laboratory techniques, practices, equipment, terminology and safety precautions used in the analysis of sewage and industrial waste; working knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of environmental health as related to sewage treatment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of private industry and State and Federal agencies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either: (A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate degree in Laboratory Technology or a related field AND one year of experience which involves performing laboratory analysis of water or sewage; or (B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND three years experience which involves performing laboratory analysis of water or sewage; or (C)An equivalent combination or training or experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Appointees will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job. For more information or to apply contact: Alvin Montana II, Chief WWTPO, Herkimer County Sewer District, 106 W Main Street, Mohawk NY 13407, 315-866-6042.