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Chemical/Environmental LAB Tech at American Electric Power

Chemical/Environmental LAB Tech

American Electric Power Rockport, IN Full-Time

Job Description:

Perform technical and specialized work of a moderate grade of skill in connection with chemical and environmental systems; industrial hygiene (IH) testing, analysis, detection and repair of defects in related systems, devices and instruments; assist others in making tests, surveys and layout work.


1.) Perform cooling tower water testing.

2.) Perform plant cooling water testing.

3.) Run air and hydrogen dew points.

4.) Grease air operated valves.

5.) Help and learn Performance & IH Technician work

6.) Assist Performance & IH Technician Sr with circulating water chlorination testing.

7.) Assist Performance & IH Technician Sr with pulverized pivot tube calibration, pump tests, coal scales calibrations and pulverize fineness testing.

8.) Shake down pulverize fineness coal samples.

9.) Collect coal samples from as-fired and truck samplers. Samples are labeled and transported to coal lab where they are entered into system with ATN number.

10.) Perform coal sampler maintenance. This includes cleaning and repairs.

11.) Collect mill samples and conduct fineness testing.

12.) Assist on polisher/demineralizer regenerations.

13.) Assist on polisher/demineralizer maintenance.

14.) Assist on condenser inspections.

15.) Assist on unloading chemical trucks.

16.) Perform other job duties as assigned.



Education requirements are listed below:
  • Two-year Associate degree in Chemistry, Biology or Environmental or Associate degree in another discipline with five (5) years of related industrial chemical, environmental or laboratory experience, with knowledge of chemical handling and testing, piping, fittings and valves. Must be able to pass a Technician Occupations Selection System (Tech) examination, if required.

Work Experience requirement listed below:

Must satisfactorily complete, in such time frames as may be established by the company, all required training to advance to the Performance & Industrial Hygiene Technician classification,

or vacate the Performance & Industrial Hygiene Technician-Junior classification.

Must have a moderate degree of knowledge and skill necessary to perform work with standard laboratory and chemical analyzing equipment. Must be able to read, interpret and work from simple prints, sketches and specifications.

Must be familiar with equipment and clearance procedures, safety practices and current procedures applicable to the work. Must be able to distinguish colors on a standard color blindness test

Must be able to work effectively with other employees and learn to instruct and direct other employees. Must have demonstrated the ability to physically and mentally perform work in all areas and heights required.

Must have a working knowledge of applicable OSHA and Environmental guidelines.

Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below:
  • Must possess the appropriate State driver's license. Must obtain and maintain all necessary certifications and licenses as required.


Physical demand level is Medium

REQUIREMENTS OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS: List physical demands required for this job, but not limited to: 1) _Must be able to work at heights and climb ladders and structures 2) Able to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, twist, push and pull 3) Work with hazardous material 4) Environmental conditions including heat and cold weather, dust and fumes

Recommended Skills

  • Biology
  • Calibration
  • Color Blindness
  • Drawing
  • Hardworking And Dedicated
  • Maintenance
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