Mt. View Sanitary District - Laboratory Analyst
Boucher Law is pleased to be retained by the Mt. View Sanitary District to conduct a recruitment for its Laboratory Analyst position. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated, professional employees that are committed to providing exceptional services to their customers and to work in a location that is “just around the corner” from home, avoiding the long commute to the San Francisco or San Jose area.
The Laboratory Analyst works in a one-person lab and is responsible for independently performing a broad range of tests and analyses, including standard physical, chemical, biological, and bacteriological tests for regulatory permit compliance and process control. The incumbent will regularly collect field samples at the treatment plant and from receiving water in the District’s Moorhen and McNabney Marshes.
If you have the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree with major coursework in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or a related field and three (3) years responsible experience in water/wastewater treatment or laboratory experience, you enjoy responsibility for performing a broad range of laboratory activities independently, and would like to join a team of dedicated employees that works well together this is the job for you!
The Laboratory Analyst performs the full range of standard laboratory tests to ensure that the District is in compliance with all Federal and State requirements for the collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater. The ideal candidate will have a broad background in performing a variety of chemical, biochemical, biological, bacteriological, and physical analyses and will have a strong working knowledge of various aspects of analytical and environmental laboratory techniques, including calibration, maintenance, and operation of analytical laboratory equipment, quality assurance and control, and development of laboratory standard operating procedures, and a proven track record of effective critical thinking and will be able to easily identify anomalies in data, interpret the anomalies in terms of potential problems and/or causes, and take or recommend the appropriate solutions.
MVSD provides wastewater collection, treatment and disposal services to a portion of the City of Martinez and unincorporated northeast land. MVSD also oversees, through a franchise agreement, trash collection, recycling and disposal services. An independent special district, MVSD serves an estimated population of around 19,000 with around 1,100 residential and commercial sewer connections. Wastewater reaches the plant through 100 miles of underground pipelines and four strategically spaced pump stations. Because MSVD has a small staff, employees must be versatile, willing to do a lot of different tasks and quickly to take on new roles and responsibilities. MVSD is one of the few sanitary districts in the State which discharges treated effluent into a series of marshes. This wetland is a rich and diverse area for wildlife and is readily accessible to the public. MSVD is a training focused organization that encourages its employees to grow and advance and offers training opportunities.