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Laboratory Technician I

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Rockford, IL, US, 61103

Company: Evoqua

Evoqua has the strength of a major global business while embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.  Our innovative products have been solving the world’s water problems for more than 100 years.  Today, we are building on that strong history of success – transforming water for our customers enriching the lives of consumers.  


Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and services helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and equips the leisure and commercial industries to maximize productivity and profitability.  Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua Water Technologies to help meet their needs for clean water.


What does it mean to work here. . .


Our Mindset:  We put customers first.  We know we succeed only when our customers succeed. To that end, we make decisions at lowest possible levels, at fastest possible speeds – freeing employees to respond to customers quickly and effectively without sacrificing safety or quality.


Our organization: We work as “One Evoqua”.  We collaborate across our global enterprise. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, no single product, group or unit succeeds on their own, no matter how remarkable they are.  We are one team.


Our People: We hire for brains and heart.  We are industry experts who foster great relationships with colleagues and customers.  We value technical knowledge and experience, alongside business insight and people smarts.  We nurture both the hard and soft skills of our talent.


Our Leadership: We lead from where we are.  We take ownership.  We lead from all levels.  We value the opportunity to grow, as a business and as people.  We hold each other accountable to make the right things happen for maximum performance. 


Our promise:  Grow with the Best. We grow with the best.  We are on the move.  As the world’s first choice for water solutions, our workplace will continue to evolve and expand, and so will the opportunities.  This is a workplace that nourishes talented people.  Immerse yourself . . . in Evoqua. 


Apply today to join our 4000 professionals around the world as we pursue our purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.

Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua Water Technologies to help them meet their needs for clean water. Join a recognized global leader in delivering our world’s most important commodity – CLEAN WATER!


Evoqua Water Technologies is currently seeking a Lab Tech in Rockford, IL!


Evoqua Water Technologies in Rockford, IL is currently searching for a Laboratory Technician.  The Lab Tech will provide support to a variety of areas within the company including operations, sales, and technical service. Primary responsibilities include; carry out complex and specialized tests and support functions, compliance analysis, water and ionic exchange resin samples, identify opportunities to improve processes with the lab and work environment


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uses a full range of methods that have been developed and specified. Routinely includes multiple steps that require judgement to distinguish specific routes. 
  • Plans own work and may direct day-to-day efforts of others under the constraints of a research program or test schedule. 
  • Performs routine maintenance on a wide range of instruments.  May perform light repair work by following documented procedures 
  • Works on specific projects under guidance of a technical specialist (ie; Chemist/ Engineer) 
  • Records data, observations, and conclusions 
  • Checks for data integrity and performs detailed calculations and statistical analysis. 
  • Communicates with lab customers on routine issues. 
  • Fully engaged in lab safety and quality programs 
  • Make decisions on setting priorities, operations, internal data checking and adherence to methods

Basic level of expertise required 

  • Advanced measurement techniques and excellent lab practices 
  • Ability to follow well documented directions 
  • Ability to learn complex instrumental methods
  • Basic understanding of relative values of different parts of the business to aid in priority setting

As a lab technician, others you will be working with: 

  • Scientist 
  • Lab Manager 
  • R&D Manager 
  • Some communications with Field 
  • Account Manager 
  • Field Service Rep 


Education Requirements:

Associates degree in General Science, Chemistry, Biology preferred – or similar degree with 4+ years work experience.  OR High School diploma with 6+ years lab experience preferred. 


Evoqua offers 3 weeks of Paid Time Off within first year of employment, and a safe and family-oriented work environment.  Additional benefits include: Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits.   Paid holidays and 401K retirement plan. 





Evoqua Water Technologies prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Evoqua Water Technologies takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Rockford