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Lab Analyst

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54914

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.


A state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLC, specializes in water analytical services.  Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, it is A. O. Smith's water quality tester.

Primary Function

Analysts perform basic testing procedures on a variety of analytical instruments, assessing the outcomes of the analytical techniques and documenting the findings utilizing a system of laboratory reporting.


  • Follow SOPs to produce sound, relevant, qualified data
  • Receive samples, log in samples, and direct samples to appropriate work stations
  • Prepare samples, including acidifications and digestions when necessary
  • Assess workloads and organize timely processes for completion of analysis
  • Creation of reagents, standards and all chemical components required for accurate assessments of chemical compositions of samples utilizing designated instruments
  • Qualification of instrument performance as required for continued certification
  • Apply understanding of the fundamentals of analytical chemistry to proper instrument performance and data production
  • Ensure integrity of data is maintained and quality control measures are met
  • Processing and entry of data
  • Peer review of fellow analysts quality measures and data
  • Follow safety protocols and good laboratory practices
  • Perform instrument maintenance
  • Work as part of the laboratory team to guarantee that required testing parameters are performed within established timeframes

Role Specific Responsibilities


  • High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) required, 2 or 4 year degree preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months related work experience
  • Experience working in a test lab environment and has completed at least one major project from start to finish
  • A two year technical degree may be substituted for some of the essential skills
  • Understands what data needs to be collected, how that data is to be collected, and uses the proper forms for logging the required data.  Understands what the data being recorded means to the performance of the unit under test


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

Minimum of 1 year related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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