|Approved LOCAL 39:||CS|
Under the direction of the Laboratory Director and the Laboratory Technicians, performs a variety of chemical, physical, and biological analyses on water, wastewater and soil, as required for State Water Quality compliance, Public Health, and Plant operation. Makes appropriate calculations and enters data onto Lab forms and computer; prepares standard solutions; prepares media for bacteriological tests; cleans and maintains glassware and equipment; performs field sampling for the potable water and sewer systems and in Alpine County. A Lab Assistant may advance to a Laboratory Technician I or II, only when a vacancy occurs in either of those positions. The Lab Assistant must meet the job requirements for the vacant position, and participate in the competitive recruitment process.
Job Physical Requirements Analysis
|Job Specific Body Movements||Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
1/3 – 2/3 of time
More than 2/3 of time
|Sitting||10% of day|
|Standing||70% of day|
|Walking||12% of day|
|Driving||8% of day|
|Hearing||100% of day|
|Speaking||50% of day|
|Lifting 1-20 lbs||X|
|Lifting 20-50 lbs||X|
|Lifting 50+ lbs||X|
|Working/reaching above shoulder||X|
|Working w/arms extended @ shoulder level||X|
|Working with body bent over at waist||X|
|Working in kneeling position||X|
Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:
|Glassware||6 to 8 feet|
|Reference Books||6 feet|
|Chemicals/Supplies||6 to 7|
|Work bench||3 feet|
- Chemicals and supplies
- Reference books.
- Sampling in all types of weather, including snow, ice, mud and rain.
- Exposure to, with safety equipment, poisons, toxic fumes, noxious odors, hazardous wastes, acids, caustics, carcinogens, oxidizers, and flammables.
- Office work; calculators, computer video screens and keyboards.
- Driving in snow, rain, mud, and ice.
- Climbing and descending stairs and ladders less than or equal to 40 feet.
- Sampling from a small boat.
- Digging, shoveling and boring soils, ice, and snow.
- Compresses gases.
- Steam pressure vessels.
- Broken glassware.
- Pathogenic bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
- Climbing tanks.
- Pulling sled with equipment in snow.