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Lab Technician

Company: Southwest Shipyard Lp
Location: Channelview
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF COMPANYSouthwest Shipyard, LP provides gas freeing and cleaning services, steaming, and flaring services, Barge and boat repair, Surface preparation and painting, water treatment and new construction services to the commercial and government marine industry. Southwest Shipyard owns and operates four (4) shipyards in South Texas with direct deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico. We take pride in our dedicated and experienced workforce that focuses on Quality, Safety and Environmental Excellence. Our motto is "Faster, Safer, Better". JOB SUMMARYThis position is responsible for performing tasks involving collection and laboratory testing of water, wastewater and sludge samples to determine the efficiency, characteristics, and effectiveness of wastewater treatment processes and regulatory compliance. Under general supervision, the employee is required to exercise some initiative and independent judgment in the performance of assigned tasks. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform wastewater treatment functions in compliance with quality assurance requirements specified in Quality & Environmental Manuals and procedures.
  • Label all samples with customer name, hazard information and indicate any other information on the product.
  • Record tank levels through predefined database infrastructure.
  • Complete manifests: coordinate the unload of trucks as required during the shift.
  • Manage analytical testing (as needed) complying with laws & regulations applicable to waste disposal.
  • Maintain lab/pretreat area logs to track how many types of waste streams in each area and dates that loads are placed into tanks to report for discharge.
  • Uses various pieces of laboratory equipment to perform bacteriological and chemical analysis of water and wastewater samples during various stages of processing.
  • Collects samples of raw and finished water at various stages of wastewater treatment for weekly, monthly, and quarterly analysis; transports and preserves collected samples; performs applicable wastewater testing in lab.
  • Calculates and evaluates laboratory data; records and maintains required records, documents, and results for recordkeeping and compliance.
  • Prepares and sterilizes equipment, solutions, media, and reagents for chemical and biological sampling, testing and analysis.
  • Cleans laboratory; checks and cleans equipment used; maintain good housekeeping of lab area.
  • Troubleshoots and performs maintenance of equipment; calibrates equipment as needed or scheduled; performs work required to ensure the laboratory maintains certification.
  • Assists with quality control and quality assurance procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be proficient in English and be able to communicate effectively with others; Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
    • Must have or be eligible for TWIC card.
    • Ability to multitask, learn quickly, and meet deadlines as needed.
    • Strong attention to detail, with a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction.
    • Self-starter who can operate without direct supervision, with a strong sense of urgency.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner and be able to interface with all levels of management.
    • Be detail-oriented, and the ability to follow instructions.
    • Ability to manage time and tasks effectively and efficiently.
    • Must be available to work extended hours during peak workload seasons (limited nights/weekends). PHYSICAL / MENTAL REQUIREMENTSThe employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation. The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required. This includes hard hat, safety glasses, life vest, respirators, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, personal flotation devices (PFD's), or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done. In addition, Employees in this position must also be capable of:
      • Walking, stepping, climbing, or otherwise moving from one location on the job site to another, which may be of varying heights and access parameters.
      • Standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, squatting, climbing, crawling, or sitting for long periods of time.
      • Repetitive movements by feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and back in performance of work.
      • Climbing stairs, and/or vertical ladders of varying heights.
      • Working in confined work areas and/or elevated heights.
      • Lifting objects of minimum of 10lbs, with maximum single-person lift limit of 50lbs, with frequent lifting and carrying.
      • Adapting to temperature changes, outdoor conditions, and prolonged exposure to dusty, wet, or humid conditions, loud noises, and vibration.
      • Visually inspecting equipment and verifying information, often in small print.
      • Driving and/or operating heavy machinery safely and be always alert and aware of surroundings.
      • Applying sideways/upward/downward pressure to tighten and loosen hardware. The Company expects and requires all employees to observe and fulfill all safety responsibilities as outlined in workplace safety training, and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Regular attendance and punctuality are required of all employees. EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
        • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
        • Two (2) years of professional level experience in chemical or biological analysis of environmental samples.
        • Basic computer knowledge and proficiency and/or a demonstrated technical aptitude to learn; Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.
        • Experience with operation of Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Equipment preferred. WORK SCHEDULERegular attendance and punctuality are required of all employees. Monday-Friday -7:00am to 6:00pmSaturday - 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Channelview Location: 18310 Market. St. Channelview Tx, 77530 Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. BENEFITS
          • Competitive Salary.
          • Comprehensive Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life).
          • 401(k)/Retirement Savings.
          • Friendly Work Environment.
          • Paid-Time off/Holidays.
          • Career Path Opportunities EEO Statement Southwest Shipyard, LP is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.? Southwest Shipyard, LP participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.? Southwest Shipyard, LP is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Southwest Shipyard, LP, via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Southwest Shipyard, LP in any form without a valid written agreement in place for that specific position will be deemed the sole property of Southwest Shipyard, LP. As a result, no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Southwest Shipyard, LP. PI10c65dfb5467-31181-33233499

Keywords: Southwest Shipyard Lp, Houston , Lab Technician, Professions , Channelview, Texas

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