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Environmental Waste Department Supervisor

Company: Pace Life Sciences
Location: East Longmeadow
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Pace Analytical Services, LLC., a leading environmental laboratory, has an immediate opening for a Full-time, Waste Department Supervisor in our East Longmeadow, MA location. We are looking for candidates seeking a long-time career with a well-established and growing company. Pace offers a salary commensurate with experience and a benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug plan, life insurance, disability coverage and 401(k) with a fully vested employer match, and tuition reimbursement.


Responsible for providing or overseeing the analysis, administration

and oversight of lab, services, field or testing policies, programs and

practices; provides feedback and direction, and guidance to employees and

management, using professional and technical knowledge of environmental, biological,

chemical, and related areas.


This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  1. Supervises staff including hiring, training, evaluating performance, providing compensation recommendations, and performance management.

  2. Oversees and supervises broad areas of the operations, such testing, scheduling, inventories, services, communication and general coordination of the lab, services, and field.

  3. Provides research, feedback and decisions to resolve management and employee questions and requirements; assists with receiving customer feedback and coordinating resources and responses as required.

  4. Ensures the accuracy of tests and operational databases, reports, and related details through audits, queries, and operational reviews; works with teams to resolve discrepancies.

  5. Overseeing or reviewing, completing and processing broad degrees of tests, forms, documents, databases, and related materials and information.

  6. Provides analysis, interpretation and counsel to staff, management, and functional leaders regarding lab, services, field or testing policies, programs and practices; involves broad operations and leading implementation and change.

  7. Analyzes and reviews operations, results, feedback and related lab, services, field or testing information on an ongoing to as needed basis to determine trends, draw conclusions, interpret findings, and presents results,

proposals and recommendations to management.

  1. Assists with developing or participating in department or cross-functional project or program objectives, which includes proposed budgets, timelines, materials, personnel, and other project requirements, receives

direction and presents information to management.

  1. Interprets and applies department policies and procedures and assists with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; receives guidance within these areas as needed.

  2. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.

  3. Promotes and supports the overall mission of Pace Analytical by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with customers and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.


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.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of lab, services, field or testing experience, including experience with complex programs or operations; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Two (2) years of team leadership is strongly preferred.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in

active status without suspension or revocation.

  • None.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Required Knowledge:

  • Supervisory principles and practices.
  • Very complex to specialized principles, practices and techniques in the lab, services, field or testing area.
  • Broad understanding of the administration and oversight of lab, services, field or testing programs, policies and procedures.
  • Very complex to specialized methods to resolve lab, services, field or testing problems, questions and concerns.
  • Broad understanding of applicable lab, services, field or testing laws, codes and regulations.
  • Computer applications and systems related to the work.
  • Principles and practices to serving as an effective project team member.
  • Methods to communicate with staff, coworkers, and customers to ensure safe, effective and appropriate operations.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Required Skills:

  • Supervising and evaluating employees and providing related recommendations.
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
  • Performing very complex to specialized professional-level lab, services, field or testing duties in a variety of assigned areas.
  • Overseeing and administering broad and varied lab, services, field or testing functions.
  • Serving as a team member and the development and management of projects.
  • Operating in a both a team and individual contributor environment.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Preparing very complex to specialized functional reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established department guidelines.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups across functional peers and the department.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals contacted in the course of the work.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a lab, services, field and office setting, use standard office and lab, services, field equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10

pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.


Work is performed in lab, services, field and office settings. Work is subject to exposure to blood or bodily fluids, chemicals, fumes, gasses, noxious odors and related items in a lab, services, field and environmental setting.

Keywords: Pace Life Sciences, Springfield , Environmental Waste Department Supervisor, Other , East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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