Laboratory Analyst


General Statement of Duties

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Coordinator, performs technical, professional work of routine to moderate difficulty in the analysis of water, wastewater, and biosolids; performs work to provide control testing data necessary for determining the efficiency of the various processes of wastewater treatment facilities and industrial discharges; performs non-routine and more complex analyses for environmental compliance purposes; participates in methods development and the generation of SOP’s; performs related work as required.


  • Performs specialized testing following written methods.
  • May participate in the development of methods and the generation of SOPs.
  • Responsible for the proper operation of laboratory equipment for assigned analyses.
  • Sets up, calibrates, and operates a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Prepares reagents for assigned analyses.
  • Documents results of laboratory tests in laboratory notebooks and enters data in LIMS.
  • Keeps lab area, equipment, and supplies clean.
  • Observe basic safety practices.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrates good knowledge of the basic principles and practical applications of chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biology; of standard laboratory equipment and analytical techniques; basic mathematical calculations used in laboratory analysis and statistics; some knowledge of analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.

Working skills in conducting chemical and physical analyses of water, wastewater, and biosolids; familiarity with laboratory glassware, equipment, instrumentation, and computers. Experienced with Microsoft and LIMS software.

Must be able to communicate well and follow complex verbal and written instructions.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The work environment for this position involves working with wastewater samples, hazardous materials, and chemicals and with fumes or airborne particles. May occasionally have to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Acceptable Experience and TRaining

A bachelor’s degree in a STEM field is required. Previous laboratory experience is preferred. After successfully completing a District training program, one must demonstrate the ability to perform representative test procedures properly.

NOTE:  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the Employment Application below.

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Fox Metro Water Reclamation District
Attn: Human Resource Department
682 State Route 31
Oswego, IL 60543


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