Hiring Laboratory supervisor | $1514.10 Weekly

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City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Laboratory supervisor. City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department ensures clean water and efficient waste management for residents. It offers water treatment, sewage disposal, and recycling programs, prioritizing environmental sustainability. Functioning as a cornerstone of the city’s infrastructure, it promotes public health and a greener future through innovative solutions and community engagement. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Winnipeg
Department: Water and Waste
Division: Environmental Standards
Position: Laboratory supervisor
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $1319.45 – $1514.10 Weekly
Employment Type: Full Time/Permanent
Employee Group: C.U.P.E.
Location: 2230 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Shift: Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Job ID: 124292


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have High school graduation or successful completion of a Degree in Science or a Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology or equivalent Science degree with three full courses (18 credit hours) in chemistry
Experience: Candidates should have minimum of 5 years of directly related laboratory experience in a variety of capacities

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to prioritize assignments and multitask
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to work under stressful and sometimes confrontational conditions
  • The candidates should be physically capable of performing all of the duties of the position in various weather conditions and in hazardous locations

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have successfully completed at least one chemical instrumentation course and have demonstrate the ability to determine potential sources of interference, contamination, common problems with the instrumentation, and detailed analytics, including the evaluation of new equipment or technologies
  • The candidates should have direct experience with the full range of instrumentation used in an Environmental/Analytical laboratory, such as Auto Analyzer, Gas Chromatography, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrophotometer (ICP-MS), Organic Carbon Analyzers, BOD Analyzers, pH meters, Dissolved Oxygen meters, and UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of legal monitoring/sampling and demonstrate knowledge of various sampling techniques, equipment, and procedures, including steps to ensure that sampling programs provide results that are representative of the sampling in the treatment facilities as well as sampling in the field and at various locations in the Department’s infrastructure
  • The candidates should demonstrate knowledge of the instrumentation and technology used in the laboratory and have knowledge of a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment processes and possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s Licence
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to manage and interpret data provided by staff and have the ability to supervise and lead a team of laboratory technicians running a variety of instruments/tests/programs
  • The candidates should demonstrate knowledge of the various methods used to document the validity of results and to demonstrate that an analytical process is in control and demonstrate the ability to use personal computers and software such as Microsoft Office Applications, instrument software, and a Laboratory Information Management System
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contacts, the public, and industry representatives, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Standard
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with clients, staff, and members of the public and should maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada
  • The candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards, safety precautions, and regulations applicable to the position’s area of work, practice safe work habits, and work within safety guidelines, policies, and legislation


  • The candidates should be able to supervise and direct staff in the Analytical Services Branch Laboratories and able to develop, implement, and enhance water and wastewater monitoring and sampling programs and laboratory procedures, as well as develop laboratory testing procedures and provide technical training for laboratory personnel
  • The candidates should be able to coordinate activities associated with the provision of analytical services by all work units in the laboratory, as required for the City’s water supply, treatment and distribution system, wastewater treatment plants, regulatory operating licenses, Sewer Use Bylaw monitoring program, Storm Retention Basins monitoring program, Outfall monitoring, public environmental concerns, and special projects
  • The candidates should be able to respond to emergency situations as required and able to ensure that the laboratory infrastructure, quality management system, and CALA Accreditation under ISO 17025:2017 standards are maintained, and that personnel are following safe work practices
  • The candidates should be able to supervise staff, schedule, coach, train, and monitor work in accordance with standards, policies, and practices to ensure the Laboratory meets and maintains quality standards and licensing requirements
  • The candidates should be able to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment and provide technical direction to staff and able to assist with equipment specification definition and the budget process
  • The candidates should be able to ensure all necessary records are maintained for Accreditation, analysis, and reporting purposes and able to ensure laboratory operations are in compliance with accreditation requirements and provide interpretation of data to Management and clients as required
  • The candidates should be able to review data/reports on various analytics to identify trends or improvements and to meet licensing and accreditation requirements and able to review, recommend, and implement laboratory operations improvements
  • The candidates should be able to ensure the laboratory and staff operate in accordance with policies, procedures, and established safe practice standards
  • The candidates should be able to perform other related duties consistent with the classification as required


  • The candidates will get employer-paid benefits, dental and vision care, pension plans, and maternity/parental leave programs

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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