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Laboratory Technician


Sutherland, NE, US, 69165

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Laboratory Technician located at Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland.  Position closes September 30, 2020.

This position will report to the GGS Compliance and Controls Leader.

Position Summary

Maintain positive control of system chemistry for the GGS units in support of safe and reliable operation. Monitor, operate and maintain laboratory equipment required for chemistry control. Conduct tests and analyses to determine equipment condition and in support of troubleshooting efforts.


Due to the close proximity of GGS and Canaday Power Station, this position helps to support both facilities as plant conditions/resources dictate and will provide assistance to the site environmental coordinator in regard to environmental regulatory programs.

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelors degree in Chemistry OR Associates degree in Chemistry plus two years’ experience preferred.


Also accepted: HS diploma/GED plus four years relevant experience OR other laboratory work experience (military) demonstrating that the applicant has the skills and ability to perform the required duties


Experience preferred in: water treatment processes (including Reserve Osmosis and demineralizer systems), power plant, or related industrial work environment.




Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Collect and analyze boiler, condensate, and auxiliary water system samples; monitor boiler, condensate, and auxiliary water system parameters; and adjust treatment as required to maintain system parameters within prescribed limits for the GGS units.


Monitor, adjust, and verify proper operation of analyzers and recorders, and prepare chemicals to be used in various lab tests.


Collect and test coal samples for proximate / ultimate analysis; perform pulverizer fineness testing.


Collect and test fly ash samples for inorganic and pulverizer fineness analysis as required.


Perform cathodic protection surveys.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: $33.33-$42.10 498 

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.