Laboratory Manager

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Jones, OK

Inframark, LLC

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Exempt Full-Time

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Overview: The Laboratory Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of all Laboratory personnel. This position also is responsible for supervising the Industrial Pretreatment Program staff. Required - Oklahoma Wastewater Lab B License
Responsibilities: <li>Allocates work and provides technical direction, assistance and training to other personnel. Makes recommendations on employees regarding hiring, performance management, salary changes, promotions, transfers and terminations. Monitors and reviews staff work and coaches appropriate improvement.</li><li>Trains Operators and Lab personnel on laboratory procedures and process control analyses, SOPs and safe work practices. Ensures that all SOPs are followed, and DOT, OSHA and other requirements are met. Makes recommendations for improving SOPs. Ensures that all testing performed for state and federal permits and regulations is performed as required.</li><li>Organizes sampling and testing schedules. Communicates up to date lab results to Plant Managers and Operators.</li><li>Maintains laboratory equipment and facilities. Maintains the Laboratory QA/QC program. Communicates with the public, industrial users, and regulatory agencies as needed.</li><li>Troubleshoots monitoring and analytical equipment problems. Coordinates with maintenance staff and service contractors in troubleshooting and correcting equipment problems, as needed.</li><li>Performs routine testing including: pH, total suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand, chlorine residual, etc. Performs wastewater plant process control analyses and NPDEs permit monitoring analyses for wastewater treatment plants as well as drinking water systems.</li><li>Ability to perform pretreatment duties; such as, industrial sampling and inspections and grease trap inspections</li><li>Responsible for the legal defensibility of work performed in the laboratory and pretreatment program</li><li>Prepares reports for the client and regulatory agencies about Pretreatment activities</li><li>Keeps abreast of laboratory and pretreatment technology and regulations by attending professional and technical seminars/conferences and reviewing and researching current literature.</li><li>Other duties as assigned.</li><li>Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm</li></ul>
Requirements: <p><strong><em>Education/Experience</em></strong>: Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Chemistry or other applied science and 5 years of laboratory experience or Associate Degree in Science with 7-10 years of laboratory experience. Must have at least 3 years of managerial experience and at least 3 years of experience in pretreatment/industrial surveillance program and familiarity with conducting and enforcing a Fats, Oil, and Grease Program. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Licenses/Certifications</em></strong>: Must possess a valid Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Class B Wastewater Laboratory Operator Certification or be able to obtain certification within 1 year. Must possess valid Oklahoma vehicle operator&rsquo;s license or ability to obtain within 90 days.</p> <p><strong><em>Technical</em></strong>: Ability to follow manual &amp; operating instructions. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft applications &amp; internet. Ability to work with basic office equipment &amp; phone systems. Must be knowledgeable in federal, state, and local pretreatment regulations. Must be able to comprehend and enforce the City&rsquo;s Sewer Use Ordinance, FOG Program, and approved Industrial Pretreatment Program.</p> <p><strong><em>Communication</em></strong>: Communicates clearly &amp; professionally. Contributes to a positive internal &amp; external customer experience. Maintains composure in challenging situations. Collaborates with others. Asks for constructive feedback. Promotes a culture of diversity, respect &amp; accountability. Challenges other through productive discussion.</p> <p><strong><em>Problem Solving &amp; Quality</em></strong><strong>:&nbsp;</strong>Pays attention to detail. Identifies &amp; solves complex issues. Thinks &ldquo;big picture&rdquo; when assessing problems/opportunities. Develops innovative &amp; creative solutions.</p> <p><strong><em>Managing for Results</em></strong>: Follows all company policies &amp; SOPs. Delegates, prioritizes &amp; manages the work of others. Balances competing priorities, scheduling issues &amp; deadlines. Delivers effective feedback. Manages cost, quality &amp; expedience.</p> <p><strong><em>Leadership &amp; Initiative</em></strong>: Motivates &amp; empowers others. Acts in accordance with company vision, mission &amp; values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments. Seeks out opportunities for leadership &amp; development. Trains, coaches &amp; mentors others. Champions change.</p> <p><strong>PHYSICAL DEMANDS</strong></p> <p>Must be able to: frequently lift 30-50 pounds; load, unload &amp; move large equipment/tools; access confined spaces; walk and climb stairs. The wastewater treatment environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Employee must be able to wear and/or use a variety of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to these hazards and understand and follow safety and maintenance procedures.</p> <p><strong>TRAVEL</strong></p> <p>May be required to travel for training, testing and certification.</p>