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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.

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