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Laboratories Manager - Water Plant, City of West Columbia

Position Category: Utilities

Position Hours:
Full time, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Job Duties:
  • Manages overall functions and the daily operation of the laboratory at both water treatment plants. Directs and oversees all procedures performed in the laboratory according to the Standard Operating Procedure Manual (SOP Manual). Performs such supervisory duties as instructing, planning and reviewing the work of assistants; coordinating activities; maintaining standards; acting on employee problems and assisting with the selection of new employees.
  • Ensures that the Water Treatment Plant laboratories are certified according to DHEC and EPA guidelines. Ensures that all lab tests are performed accurately to comply with all DHEC and EPA requirements including sample collection and analysis as required.
  • Oversees DHEC tri-annual lab certification. Serves as Safety Coordinator for the laboratories. Ensures that all procedures are performed safely by all personnel. Conducts meetings and relates new information as appropriate. Performs all regulatory testing and reviews daily control board results.

  • Bachelors degree in Biology or Chemistry, and six to nine years of biological lab experience in a water treatment plant; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Pay Info:
$46,460.13 - $65,046.26 annually

How to apply:
Employment applications are available online and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications (resume optional) may be mailed to Carrie Garrett, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to 803.939.8634, or e-mailed to


The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.