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Wastewater - Supervisor, Lab, City of Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities

Job Category
Employee Status
Full Time
Position Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Job Duties

Responsible for all aspects of administration of the laboratory including but not limited to the following: Ensure regulatory sampling requirements are met, and all associated reports are completed on time. Training of all plant personnel for lab testing, industrial sampling, surcharge sampling and quality control practices as deemed necessary for their job function. Supervises & coordinates the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Coordinates sampling and helps in reporting for our Beneficial Use Biosolids Program. Generation of purchase requisitions and receipt of shipments.

Daily data review and QC validation of all process control and regulatory data generated. Analyzes chemical, physical, and bacteriological test results, alerts plant superintendent of negative trends, and always maintain compliance. Maintains a rigorous quality control & proficiency testing program for all operation and laboratory staff. Responds to requests for information from prospective industries and the development commission concerning our capability to accommodate waste from potential industrial customers. Works with our consulting engineers in these matters.

Calibrate and set up maintenance contracts on laboratory equipment and be capable of performing all analyses according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), process control procedures, and quality control. Utilizes and maintains field, testing, sampling, and laboratory equipment. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable policies and procedures impacting laboratory, testing, operations, Beneficial Use Biosolids Program and Pretreatment Program procedures & policies. Assists in formulating laboratory policies and procedures. Processes a variety of documents.


Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry or a related field required; supplemented by three years of experience in laboratory operations required; lead or supervisory experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must reside within a radius of Orangeburg, SC that allows for a 30-minute maximum response to call outs and emergencies.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Must obtain Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator license for the following levels after date of employment: D Level within 18 months, C Level within 36 months, B Level within 54 months, A Level within 72 months and maintain an A Level thereafter.

Pay Info
$28.46/hour - $45.54/hour
How to Apply

Please visit the City's Department of Public Utilities website to apply online.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the DPU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.