PDS Tech Inc Water Quality Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Responsible for collecting samples from the treatment plant or
distribution system, performing routine water quality analyses, sample
custody, data entry and recordkeeping. Interpret water quality results
and initiate chemical dosage changes to treatment process.
Responsible for organizing functions and activities related to
environmental management and water quality for assigned facility.
Investigates water quality complaints in the field and determines course
of action needed. Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab
certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and
process quality control work. Implements the day to day collection of
water quality samples. Implements programs to ensure environmental
compliance. Assists in resolving treatment issues.
Conduct sampling and/or analysis, as required, to ensure compliance with
federal and state water quality regulations and company approved water
quality standards. (20%) Continuously evaluate water/wastewater
treatment processes and recommend modifications to maintain or improve
water quality. Identify potential issues and problems and initiate
responsive actions and mitigate environmental violations (10%)
Monitor/calibrate and troubleshoot analyzers, equipment, etc. to ensure
established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained (10%)
Conduct special projects and prepare reports as needed (5%) Assist in
the training and development of Water Quality Tech I, II, and III. (10%)
Work with internal and external customers to build good relationships
and solve laboratory issues. (10%) Evaluate and monitor supplies and
other laboratory costs to assist in maintaining the lab budget. (10%)
Assists in planning, preparation, and control the portion of the
financial plan relating to responsibilities (5%) ON-CALL
Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques and QA/QC
programs. Knowledge of regulatory requirements. Working knowledge of
Word, Excel, and Access. Knowledge of federal and state environmental
standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental
legislation and regulations. Regulatory knowledge of proper lab
analytical testing methods. Must understand principles of water and/or
wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems
Minimum Two (2) to four (4) years experience in water, wastewater, or
environmental compliance. A 4 yr degree in physical, chemical or
environmental sciences may be substituted for experience
Must hold a valid State issued Driver’s License.
Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. Ability to
lift 35 lbs. Stairs required. Must be able to distinguish colors to
conduct testing using normal colorimetric methods.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.