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Water Quality Intern

Join our team as a Water Quality Intern to complete lab technician related duties over the summer! If you are passionate about science and research, and enjoy hands on laboratory work, then this could be a great summer job for you! We're looking for someone who will work:

  • Full time, 30-40 hours a week 
  • 7:00am-3:30pm work schedule or something similar
  • Approximately 12 weeks, May through August depending on what works best for you and the team 

In this role you will:

  • Perform scheduled collection of raw water samples and laboratory tests, including PH analyses, temperature, residual chlorine titration's, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and secchi disk depth readings. 
  • Conduct outside sampling at water resource sites, set up and read field testing equipment. 
  • Enter field data into computer database on a daily basis.  
  • Deliver samples to Water Quality Analysts and complete chain of custody documentation. 
  • Conduct on-site analysis and limited physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis including calibration of field meters and calculation of flow measurements of outfalls.  
  • Check chlorine levels in system; takes water samples throughout system on a regular basis and performs special well sampling.
  • Prepare water samples for testing and processing. Pick up, preserves, and delivers laboratory samples to other laboratories for analyses and set up of water samples. 
  • Collect well and sludge samples; dries and prepares sludge samples for outside lab analysis. 
  • Assist with laboratory equipment cleaning, maintenance and inventory. 

Salary Ranges:
Intern I   $15.39-$19.64/hr
Intern II  $17.63-$23.27/hr
Intern III $22.35- $29.51/hr