Chemist - Plant Batesville

Company: Cooperative Energy

General Information
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

Position Summary

Performs, organizes, coordinates and supervises a variety of analytical laboratory testing activities at the Cooperative Energy generating facilities; assures compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Essential Duties and Requirements:

  • Conducts or coordinates with lab technicians a variety of analytical lab tests in compliance with standard testing methods, procedures and regulations; implements quality control specifications; and ensures that the most appropriate laboratory methods are used in monitoring operations.
  • Performs, interprets, evaluates and records standard laboratory tests on boiler water, feedwater, cooling water, de-mineralization process and wastewater; performs calculations as needed and records results; notifies appropriate personnel of abnormal or critical results and significant changes in lab results and assists in investigating operational problems.
  • Monitors performance of water treatment equipment.
  • Stays abreast of NPDES permit conditions for Cooperative Energy facilities.
  • Maintains orderly records of all monitoring and recordkeeping requirements as specified by NPDES permits for assigned facilities.
  • Monitors plant discharge systems and assists in maintaining emissions to environment within acceptable limits.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of related records and reports.
  • Performs standardized physical and chemical tests on plant water systems, waste materials, and plant wastewater discharge.
  • Maintains or oversees the calibration and maintenance of laboratory instruments, demineralizer equipment, condensate polisher, chemical feed pumps, etc.
  • Maintains bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory.
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; prioritizes, schedules, and assigns work to assigned laboratory personnel; insures completion of work in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a safety conscious atmosphere by being aware of potential hazards of jobs done in the lab and plant; participates in job training and safety meetings.
  • Stays abreast of latest technological advances in the field; reads and remains current on new method development procedures and validation.
  • Keeps informed of Cooperative Energy policies and procedures; administers/complies with the same and interprets same to assigned personnel.
  • Directs and performs lab hygiene test according to established guidelines.
  • Manages the cataloging and storage of plant wastes and facilitates waste disposal.


  • Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering Or
  • Bachelor's Degree Chemistry


  • 5 years Laboratory Analysis Experience in an Industrial, Chemical or Power Plant Environment with Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.

    Certification and Licensures:

  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certification. Required
  • Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required, Skills
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of lab procedures for water testing, approved chemical analysis methods, instrument calibration, water treatment programs, and required testing and reporting.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting analytical procedures.
  • Skilled in recognizing atypical data and applying judgment to data interpretation.
  • Skilled in manipulating and operating laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in events, processes and priorities.
  • Ability to present oral and written reports of work performed.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to plan, assign, instruct and direct work responsibilities of others.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and approved chemical disposal practices.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems used by the lab.
  • Strong analytical and logical reasoning ability.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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