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  • IH Laboratory Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Hanford
    Posted Date 8 months ago(8 months ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Industrial Hygiene (IH) Laboratory Manager is responsible for leading the work team in the analysis of organic and inorganic parameters on industrial hygiene sample matrices. IH Laboratory Manager focuses on providing technical competency, capability, capacity, and effective resource utilization while providing necessary quality and quantity for industrial hygiene sample analyses. Provide technical guidance within WHL Industrial Hygiene group, providing assistance to less experienced scientists and Laboratory Technicians. Initiate programs to improve work processes.


    · Directing the performance of the work scope for the technical discipline of responsibility.

    · Managing and overseeing all direct reports.

    · Ensuring staff members are properly trained, are informed, have access to properly functioning tools and equipment, and fit-for-duty prior to doing assigned work.

    · Providing status within the technical discipline of responsibility to the Laboratory Manager and other organizations, as requested.

    · Providing support and input to support laboratory priorities as a member of the core management team.

    · Perform periodic workplace inspections to ensure that is free from unmitigated hazards and unnecessary exposures and meets housekeeping standards.

    · Assist in the budget process for the organization, including preparing, reporting against, and operating within department budgets.

    · Provide technical guidance within the subject matter area, providing assistance to less experienced scientists, laboratory technicians, and other organizations within Analytical Chemistry and analytical services.

    · Reinforce ISMS, VPP, EMS, HPI, and Conduct of Operations processes, values, and behaviors in work performed in the radiochemistry group.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Supervisory Responsibility

    · Provide leadership and motivation in directing analytical activities

    · Coach and direct the technical activities of chemists and chemical technologists, including training and oversight of analytical activities and production.

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment, however requires direct participation with activities in a Category III Nuclear facility. This role routinely uses equipment necessary to perform laboratory analysis including: GCMS, ICPMS, ICP and IC; in addition to standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


    Physical Demands



    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during their “core” work hours. Overtime may be required as job demands.





    Required Education and Experience

    Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or related science

    Minimum of 8 years industrial hygiene analysis experience


    Preferred Education and Experience

    Advanced degree in chemistry

    Preferred experience in organic industrial hygiene analysis; EPA Compendium methods TO-15 & TO-17

    Experience in an accredited AIHA analytical laboratory


    Additional Eligibility Qualifications



    Work Authorization/Security Clearance



    AAP/EEO Statement

    WAI provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to

    ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


    Other Duties

    Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice


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