Environmental Sciences Laboratory Internship

San Antonio River Authority
San Antonio, TX
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Introduction to and the performance of bacteriological and chemical analyses of samples submitted to the River Authority’s Regional Environmental Laboratory in compliance with regulatory, project, and accreditation requirements; parameters primarily limited to wet chemistry and microbiology. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: - Conducts all assigned analyses in accordance with the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference Institute (TNI) standards as outlined in standard operating procedures (SOPs) and reference methods. - Follows Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) protocols and guidelines described in the Regional Laboratory Quality Assurance Manual, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and other applicable regulatory and project specific resources. - Documents all work on bench sheets and logbooks to ensure complete traceability of all analytical batches, chemical and standards purchased or prepared, maintenance performed, along with instrument and equipment calibrations. - Utilizes Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to create analytical batches, report results, generate reports, receive and log-in samples, print labels and make minor modifications. - Provides laboratory front desk support as needed. - All other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Currently or recently enrolled in an accredited college or university with completed coursework in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or other relevant disciplines and six (6) months of progressively responsible experience conducting field or environmental laboratory work (lab or field work associated with coursework is acceptable); or a combination of experience and education that results in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is required. SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Willingness to learn myriad skills and techniques, ability to work effectively in a team environment and ability to work safely in a laboratory setting. LANGUAGE AND REASONING SKILLS: Ability to understand written or oral instructions; ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, instruction manuals, policies, and procedures is essential. Strong interpersonal skills are essential to maintain effective working relationships with full-time and part-time employees and fellow interns. Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. The ability to work effectively and efficiently, under sometimes stressful conditions, to ensure deadlines are met is essential. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Must be able to perform job duties in a standing position 60-80 percent of the time intermittently walk, climb, balance, bend, crouch, and reach while performing work duties. Regularly and safely lifts, carries, and handles supplies and equipment weighing at least 30 pounds. Occasionally lifts and carries up to 40 pounds approximately 15 feet. Work is performed in a well-lit and adequately heated and ventilated laboratory and office environment and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards. Regularly exposed to chemicals, bacteria, and waste inherent in a laboratory environment. The stress level for this position is moderate, the workload does not require this position to work non-traditional hours. Must be able to perform in a small but highly professional team-oriented environment. Must be able to function in a principle-based organization that has a culture built on character and the River Authority Core Values of Stewardship, Integrity, and Excellence.
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