I realized that I talked a lot about my job but never about what I actually do at my job. Well I'll do a brief description now.
This is like the instrument I use now. We call it the Lachat. Uses lots of chemicals. It tests for Nh3, phenol, total phosphates, ortho-phosphates, cyanide, TKN(, chloride, nitrate, nitrite and hexachrome. Many have short holds. Wen sample comes in needs to be ran within 24-48 hours hence me working until 6.
I can also run the IC (Ion chromatography) as a back up. Its easier then the one I normally run.
Lastly I am now learning to run the ICP . Which tests for A LOT of different metals not going to name them all.