Job Summary: Laboratory Superintendent is responsible for managing and administering the activities of Laboratory Analysts engaged in the analysis of water and wastewater samples to ensure compliance with various federal, state and local environmental requirements. Supervises professional staff in the day-to-day laboratory operations. Responsible for overall laboratory management, long-range planning for staff and capital acquisitions, developing and reviewing new analytical procedures, preparing administering and monitoring laboratory budgets, and developing and implementing laboratory policies. The worker initiates daily assignments, analyzes wastewater and bio-solids in accordance with standard methods and procedures; performs related laboratory duties; follows through on matters and uses independent judgment and training to take appropriate action to deal with issues. All work is supervised by the Chief of Facilities and Operations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Education and Experience:
Requires weekend and holiday work.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking of 60%+ of the time; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp & turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.
Work may involve risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, or machines. Employees may be required to use protective gear such as masks, coats, boots, gloves, or goggles; may require working in adverse weather conditions.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.