Industrial Pretreatment Laboratory Supervisor

  • 009137

SUMMARY: Under limited direction, performs or assigns routine and complex collection, sampling, and analysis of water from water and wastewater plant, distribution system and catchment area for City water quality; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Conducts on site industrial user identification, inspections, sampling, and audits including verification of permits for regulatory compliance. Identifies and implements enforcement action.
  • Writes and issues permits, procedures and policies.
  • Perform quality control tests as per method requirements.
  • Reviews analytical data, inspections, and monitoring reports for compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Prepare reports and data for Quality Assurance, state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare reports on test results for industrial wastewater as well as wastewater analysis.
  • Work closely with QA/QC officer for method development and maintaining NELAC certifications.
  • Create, maintain and review SOPs for industrial pretreatment and field.
  • Maintain pretreatment and field equipment in working condition.
  • Develops and maintains industrial pre-treatment files, databases and compliance tracking.
  • Schedules and assigns the work of subordinate employees; reviews completed assignments and trains new employees.
  • Cross trains with stormwater, water treatment, and waste water treatment on environmental compliance.
  • Maintain sample log in and analytical data entry in LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).
  • Technical knowledge of pretreatment equipment and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of laboratory methods, sample collection, and analysis of wastewater.
  • Knowledge of Federal Code of Regulations and the Florida Administrative Code as it related to pre-treatment.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and microbiology methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, methods, measurements and practices.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of reporting, record keeping and file maintenance for state and federal regulatory agency requirements.
  • Knowledge of Field equipment, methods and practices
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Skill in utilizing health and safety precautions in the collection and analysis of water samples.
  • Skill in safely performing laboratory testing, conversions, titration, chemical analysis, and pH ranges.
  • Skill in accurately performing and recording basic math calculations and data.
  • Skill in assigning and reviewing work.
  • Knowledge of interceptors and Fats, Oil and Grease Programs.
  • Skill in utilizing public relations and customer service techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves long hours with exposure to loud noises, chemicals, toxic fumes, air and waterborne pathogens, and mechanical equipment during the inspection of facilities and equipment, with the ability to detect mechanical problems. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, climb in high areas and on catwalks, lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the work day. The City of West Palm Beach promotes and maintains a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment and random drug testing for certain employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences or Engineering with at least twenty-four (24) college semester credit hours in chemistry and three (3) years related experience in Chemistry or Microbiology, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. One (1) year lead and/or supervisory, required. Experience in the development and implementation of a fats, oil, and grease program, preferred. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.

Last revision date: July 2010