Basic Job Responsibility
Assigns and reviews work of other employees.
Conducts regular and periodic performance reviews of subordinates.
Collects analyzes and interprets various power plant water and steam samples
and takes corrective action as needed.
Ensures conformance to accepted qualitative and quantitative laboratory
procedures as well as power plant chemistry guidelines.
Provides Quality Assurance Quality Control QA QC oversight of production
tasks that impact chemistries related to the operation of a power plant.
Independently makes necessary adjustments to power plant water and chemical
systems based on analyses performed and on-line instrumentation.
Prepares data reports and ensures adherence to and administration of a QA QC
Prepares detailed records and reports in a timely manner.
Oversees data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System LIMS
Ensures records and logs in accordance with NELAC standards are maintained
and prepares detailed records and reports in a timely manner.
Performs chemical analyses using gravimetric spectrophotometric
turbidimetric and titrimetric methods in conformance to Standard Methods.
Develops and evaluates new analytical methods.
Prepares laboratory reagents as needed in conformance to Standard Methods
and NELAC as well as general laboratory procedures.
Operates controls and troubleshoots water treatment systems such as
demineralizers reverse osmosis and electro-deionization equipment.
Complies with information provided on Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS for
Handles and stores items properly.
Observes and adheres to proper tag out and lockout of plant equipment and
systems in accordance with clearance procedures policies and practices.
Attends training courses to learn operation and maintenance requirements of
power plant laboratory facilities equipment and operation.
Works with other power plant personnel to start up troubleshoot or shut down
equipment for corrective or preventive maintenance.
Responds to emergency conditions.
Holds self and others to the no compromise policy when it comes to personnel
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
Keeps records of labor and materials.
Oversees cleaning of plant facilities equipment and general housekeeping.
Reviews and approves subordinates timesheets.
May be responsible for enforcing the Drug Free Workplace Policy based on physical
location and organizational structure.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative
chemical and biological analysis used in environmental monitoring.
Working knowledge and familiarity with National Environmental Laboratory
Accreditation Conference NELAC standards and procedures.
Working knowledge and familiarity with Quality Assurance Quality Control QA
QC programs for process and environmental work.
Working knowledge of functions and servicing requirements for laboratory
equipment and machinery.
Working knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in
assigned area of responsibility.
Working knowledge of principles and operation of demineralizer systems
cooling towers cooling systems brine concentrators flash evaporators and
chemical feed systems.
Working knowledge of potential hazards and procedures for fire and explosion
Working knowledge of OSHA regulations in industrial environment.
Skill in use of laboratory equipment and analytical instruments.
Ability to respond to urgent or emergency conditions by properly applying
job skills and knowledge to take or initiate appropriate action.
Ability to perform independent analysis of fuels coal oil.
Ability to perform independent analysis of water and maintain and operate
equipment used in treatment of water.
Ability to operate work-related equipment.
Ability to maintain and repair liquid analysis instrumentation.
Ability to read and comprehend technical bulletins manufacturers operating
instructions and information dealing with power plant laboratory principles
Ability to keep and maintain work records and prepare reports.
Ability to read understand and comply with Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS.
Ability to do intermediate level mathematical calculations.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to guide and train subordinate personnel in performance of their
Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public.
Demonstrates a strong customer orientation.
Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact
collaboratively and productively and to build effective relationships with
individuals of diverse backgrounds.