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Water Treatment Lab Technician

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

This is a full-time technician position responsible for assuring maximum functionality and operation of the water treatment laboratories of the Global Water Treatment Department with emphasis on providing all necessary support to ongoing research and development activities.    


  • Assist in the development of alternative filters for water treatment. 
  • Run and analyze experiments to test filters and systems.
  • Water sample preparation and analysis of various inorganic and organic contaminants.
  • Biological sample propagation, plating and counting. 
  • Draw samples of water for laboratory analysis, adjust chemical doses and record actions. 
  • Provide technical assistance on filtration and related process issues when requested.
  • Write reports as necessary to update personnel on equipment, laboratory, or project status.
  • Inventory, order, store, and distribute material, laboratory supplies, and equipment spare parts.
  • Evaluates contents of laboratory inventory and determines the need for additions or deletions. 
  • Monitor system operations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and standard compliance
  • Keeping abreast of analytical methods to measure and test water treatment devices. 


  • Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor of science degree in chemistry or biology preferred, or a 2 year degree with previous water lab experience accepted.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to use hand tools, power tools, and test equipment used in the area
  • Conscientious & dependable, with the ability to work on small teams as well as independently
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations and chemical analysis
  • Ability to recognize normal and abnormal conditions of test systems and filters
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with personal computers (Windows 2007) and MS Office Products (Word, Excel, etc)


Associate Degree in Engineering or Related Field

We Offer

We Offer:  Competitive base salary 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: Milwaukee

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