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Manager Laboratory (Water, Wastewater, Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste) in

Job Summary

Ensures the safe and efficient daily operation of the landfill laboratory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other minor duties may be assigned. 

  • Manages all laboratory personnel, data, and quality control.
  • Implements waste analysis plan and RCRA regulations as it pertains to analysis and testing.
  • Reviews special waste to determine acceptability for hazardous waste disposal.
  • Performs routine laboratory functions as assigned.
  • Facilitates the receipt of materials for treatment and disposal in compliance with WM policies and procedures, including state and federal guidelines.
  • Applies appropriate treatment and disposal methodologies to be utilized at the facility for the specific waste.
  • Ensures that the health and safety of the employees and environment is maximized.
  • Oversees personnel needs of the laboratory including selecting, coaching, and training employees and evaluating employee performance. Provides input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions.
  • Works with other supervisors/managers to coordinate services and keep them informed as issues arise.
  • Keeps district manager fully informed of all problems or matters requiring his/her attention.
  • Makes personal contact with customers and assists them with questions and/or concerns as appropriate.
  • Ensures safety, cleanliness and organization of laboratory work area and related storage areas.
  • Conducts and/or attends and contributes to periodic meetings to maintain favorable working relationships among employees.
  • Provides training and presentations as needed in a positive and professional manner.
  • Updates and submits required reports in a timely manner.

 Supervisory Responsibilities

The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of supervisory employees.  This includes:

Direct supervision of up to 5 full-time employees, including: 1 chemist and receiving dept. employees, (laboratory technicians, etc.).

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability.  As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more!  Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days.

PositionManager Laboratory (Water, Wastewater, Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste)
Job Category Management
Industry TypeWaste Management
Location of JobKettleman City, CA
Last Date to Apply02 December 2016
Desired Candidate's Profile
ExperienceSeven years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement). or At least 3 years’ experience in the analysis of water, wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste or other environmen
QualificationBachelor's Degree (accredited) in Chemistry, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited)
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Emailcareers[at]wm.com
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