Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary

The Laboratory Engineering Technician is responsible for activities in the water lab, conducting product testing, maintaining agency approvals, developing standard operating procedures, and testing methods.


  • Set up and perform testing on water equipment products, recording data, observations, and conclusions, and generating reports detailing results
  • Confirm product performance by conducting verification & validation tests
  • Develop operating procedures, standard testing methods, and verification and validation procedures for water lab
  • Conduct analysis on incoming water samples to support our customers
  • Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommends actions
  • Manage agency approvals and submittals for water equipment products
  • Prepare samples for agency approval testing
  • Provide technical support on water equipment products and applications
  • Partner with engineering and quality team members to resolve manufacturing related product issues
  • Maintain water lab safety SDS records
  • Participate in audits from regulatory companies (i.e., NSF, SDS)
  • Work with Quality Department on product improvement requirements
  • Assist in training/education for water related topics
  • Participate in Drinking Water Treatment Unit (DWTU) joint committee meetings and Industry Forums as appropriate


  • Associates in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Technology (required)
  • 3+ years product development laboratory testing and evaluation experience
  • Agency knowledge (UL, CE, CSA & NSF) (preferred)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Physics, Engineering Technology, or Chemistry (preferred)

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