Temporary Student Intern - Inorganic Chemistry (Water Quality) Irvine Ranch Water District - Irvine, CA4.1 9 hours agoFull-time$14 - $19 an hour Apply Now Skills * Data Collection * Driver's License * Microsoft Office Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Temporary Student Intern in the Inorganic Chemistry section within the Water Quality department. Under supervision, the successful candidate will work directly with professional and technical staff performing a variety of analytical tasks and support work. The Temporary Student Intern will perform meaningful, productive and challenging work by making significant contribution to projects, research or other primary District functions. Temporary Student Interns will receive hands on training emphasizing teamwork, independence and development of technical skills within a quality framework. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Student Intern is a temporary job classification requiring enrollment in a minimum of 12 units of school study. Summary of Duties Under supervision, analyze various water and wastewater samples for general chemical parameters including conductivity, pH, general physical analyses (odor, color, turbidity), as well as other parameters as needed. Accurately enter data results into the lab's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Assist with chemical reagent preparation, as needed. Assist with chemical standard preparation, as needed. Learn and follow all laboratory safety protocols. Compile, organize and interpret data. Prepare documents, memos and other correspondence necessary for project completion. Work part-time during the school year, and full-time during Summer breaks. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Attend district-wide meetings as required. Qualifications At the time of appointment, actively enrolled as a student in an institution of higher learning at either, the undergraduate or graduate level is required. Knowledge of research methods and data collection techniques including statistical methods, English usage, grammar, punctuation, report writing techniques and intermediate to advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Suite required. Completion of chemistry and laboratory college level courses required. Ability to work part-time during the school year, and full-time during summer breaks. License / Certifications Required: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid class "C" California Driver's License may be required. Additional Information How to apply: Submit an online application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/irwd For a complete job description, please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/irwd/default.cfm About IRWD: Irvine Ranch Water District is the largest water district and the first in Orange County, California to develop a recycled water supply and a budget based tiered rate structure- maximizing the efficient use of water and renewable resources to benefit our customers and enhance the environment. We provide high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage treatment, groundbreaking recycled water programs and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment for more than 390,000 residents. We seek highly qualified, innovative and creative people who are committed to customer service, employee development, resource management, community leadership and dedicated to excellence in public service. Established in 1961, IRWD is an independent, not-for-profit public agency, governed by a five-member, publicly elected board of directors. To learn more, visit http://www.irwd.com/.