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Jacobs Entry Level Lab Analyst in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. Through the delivery of our operations and maintenance services, you’ll make it simpler and more seamless for our municipal clients to operate safely and efficiently, empowering communities to focus on what matters most to them – people. The schedule for this role is Tuesday – Saturday 6am-230pm.

As a Lab Analyst, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in Allentown, PA, you’ll have the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks including sampling, testing and analysis of water and wastewater related systems. You’ll contribute to the success of our program by safely and efficiently performing chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological tests using laboratory equipment and materials to evaluate conclusions and solutions to complex challenges that may arise in the industrial facilities. You’ll conduct a variety of tests of plant influent, effluent, and receiving bodies; examine digester and raw sludge samples; test pH, alkalinity, volatile acids, total solids, dissolved oxygen, organic material content, sulfides, and residual chlorine.

You’ll also maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program based on the established guidelines; perform computations, maintain & prepare records and reports; operate and maintain laboratory equipment and materials; and perform other duties as required.

Most importantly, you’ll take action to ensure the safety, health and well-being of your team.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Completion of at least twelve semester units in chemistry or bacteriology

  • Laboratory certification at the appropriate level when required by the State

  • One year of laboratory testing and experience

  • Basic understanding of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and data management systems.

  • A valid driver’s license with no major infractions

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • One year of experience with knowledge of the concepts of chemistry, biology, and related experiences; procedures and materials used in chemical, biochemical, and bacteriological testing; laboratory safety and equipment and material care and maintenance

  • Knowledge of the concepts and methods of biological and chemical sewage testing, effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes

  • Safe work practices

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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