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Chemical Laboratory Technician
Safe Work Practices - 300 req. hrs
Developing awareness of work environment and potential physical plant hazards.
Developing awareness of environmental hazards, such as: solids, liquids, gases.
Implementing emergency response protocol(s) if necessary.
Properly donning and doffing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Developing awareness and demonstrating compliance with/ addressing safety and health concerns particular to industry, e.g., nuclear, biological, food, pharmaceutical.
Handling and storing equipment safely.
Sample Collection - 2800 req. hrs
Collecting liquids, using appropriate containers/collection methods.
Collecting solids, using appropriate containers/collection methods.
Collecting gases, using appropriate containers/collection methods.
Using hand tools to aid in sample collection, including, but not limited to: wrenches, screwdrivers, cordless drills.
Maintaining and replacing fittings used when drawing samples.
Sample Analysis and Laboratory Work: Use of Equipment - 2000 req. hrs
Liquid scintillation counter
Marinelli beakers (if applicable)
Sample Analysis and Laboratory Work: Sample Analysis - 2000 req. hrs
Alpha/beta radiation (if applicable)
Potentiometry (pH analysis)
Atmospheric air sample composition
Gamma radiation (if applicable)
Particulate concentration in breathing air and instrument air (if applicable)
Helium leak detection (if applicable)
Pollutant presence/concentration in discharge (if applicable)
Post-uv sampling (if applicable)
Preparing and standardizing analytical solutions and samples (if applicable)
Data Recording, Reporting, Cleanup and Housekeeping - 500 req. hrs
Collecting data from various pieces of testing equipment.
Comparing data to standards.
Reporting results per employer protocol(s).
Preparing chain of custody documents for samples taken for analysis (if applicable).
Using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Identifying need for maintenance and calibration and performing when required.
Maintaining inventory and ordering spare parts (if applicable).
Safety/Health/Environment - 36 req. hrs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required trainings (if applicable)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) training(s) (if applicable)
First Aid & CPR (minimum 6.5 hours every 3 years)
Right-to-Know/Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Proper use of all trade-related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Workplace Skills - 36 req. hrs
Fundamentals of Technical Drawings
Procedures particular to laboratory environment
Corrective Action Program (if applicable)
Fundamentals of Mathematics, including Weights, Measures, Ratios, Mixtures
Algebra-Applying formulas and equations
Trade Science - 36 req. hrs
Principles of Electricity
Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics (if applicable)
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Core Protection (if applicable)
Water Treatment and Purification (if applicable)