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Laboratory Director

Department:Laboratory
Updated:12/1/11
Reviewed:1/1/12
Approved STPUD:RHS
Approved MGMT GRP:PS

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager/Engineer, is responsible for directing all activities of the Laboratory, including monitoring of the wastewater treatment plant, potable water system, UST remediation systems’ sewer discharges, Alpine County water reclamation, Indian Creek Reservoir TMDL, and commercial testing. Ensures that all work is performed safely and all facilities are maintained in a safe condition.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
Frequently
1/3 – 2/3 of time
Continuously
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting  70% of day
Standing15% of day  
Walking10% of day  
Driving5% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking 30% of day 
Lifting 1-20 lbsX  
Lifting 20-50 lbsX  
Lifting 50+ lbsX  
Working/reaching above shoulderX  
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder levelX  
Working with body bent over at waistX  
Working in kneeling positionX  
CrawlingX  
Climbing stairsX  
Climbing ladderX  
Major HandX  
PullingX  
PushingX  
Fine ManipulationN/A  
Typing/Keyboard X 
Writing X 
Simple Grasping X 
Filing X 
Power GripX  
ToolsX  
EquipmentX  
Hand TwistingX  
FoldingX  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Glassware8 feet, 6 inches
Reference books6 feet
Chemicals and supplies7 feet, 6 inches
Work bench3 feet

Equipment Used

Personal computers and standard office equipment, Laboratory instruments and glassware, water and soil sampling equipment, field instruments, automated analyzers, chemicals and supplies, reference books, safety equipment, motorized vehicles and boat (sometimes with oars), snowshoes and fall protection equipment.

Working Conditions

Main environment is that of an indoor office using calculators, computer video screens and keyboards. Exposure to (with safety equipment), poisons, toxic fumes, noxious odors, hazardous wastes, acids, caustics, carcinogens, oxidizers, and flammables. Occasional sampling involving driving in all types of weather, including snow, ice, mud, and rain, using snowshoes, digging, shoveling, and boring soils, ice, and snow, or sampling from a small boat. Exposure to compressed gases, steam pressured vessels, broken glassware, pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, and viruses.