Job Description

Lab Services Data Technician (Lab Services)
Spartanburg, SC, United States of America


Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Spartanburg Water is an award-winning utility that offers team members a culture of innovation, a history of excellence and an investment in their continued success.   

Nestled in the Piedmont region of South Carolina and a short drive away from the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and ever-popular beaches of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Spartanburg is a thriving and growing community that is home to seven diverse and well-known institutions of higher learning. Residents enjoy incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, an eclectic and delicious local restaurant and brewery scene, a vibrant cultural environment and the benefits of strong economic growth with an affordable cost of living.

INNOVATION: Through innovative technologies and industry leading practices, Spartanburg Water has had the honor of twice receiving recognition as a Utility of the Future Today – and as one of only two South Carolina utilities to ever receive the award and only one of 18 utilities globally to receive the honor a second time.

HISTORY: Through sustainability and resiliency, Spartanburg Water has consistently provided the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to our region for more than 100 years, and continues to be a vital part of the area’s successful economic growth and development.

INVESTMENT: Spartanburg Water offers a generous compensation package, including full medical, dental and vision benefits and participation in the SC Retirement System. The organization also offers tuition reimbursement and opportunities for paid certifications and training. Spartanburg Water firmly believes in the importance of investing in the health, security, and potential of all team members.



Job Skills / Requirements



1.) Assists in the development, implementation, and operation of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and other applications necessary to manage data associated with the various processes and programs of the Laboratory Services Section.

2.) Receives samples into the laboratory and logs samples into LIMS adhering to established procedures and sample receipt guidelines.

3.) Maintains sample storage area and sample disposal procedures.

4.) Relinquishes samples to third parties and/or vendor laboratories using established procedures.

5.) Enters data into LIMS and other departmental database(s), files, and/or spreadsheets.

6.) Researches and compiles data using various software programs. Queries and exports data to third party applications.

7.) Tracks data as directed and assists in interpreting data reports for trends and/or outliers.

8.) Develops and generates reports using various applications. Prepares, reviews, and distributes completed regulatory reports, including, but not limited to: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs), Drinking Water Monthly Operating Reports (MORs), and other required submittals.                        ·

9.) Files required paperwork, records, reports, and forms. Maintains/ develops document storage and retrieval procedures.

10.) Creates graphs, tables, and other visual aids as needed for training, reporting, record­ keeping, and analysis.

11.) Acts as a quality control liaison for data collection and tracking processes throughout Spartanburg Water.

12.) Develops necessary forms, documents, and procedures to ensure proper data and document control within the Laboratory Services Section.

13.) Maintains and tracks inventory for the Laboratory Services Section including laboratory equipment and office supplies. Informs appropriate personnel of inventory needs and orders as directed.

14.) Assists with administrative activities (phone, mail, filing, bulletin board, timekeeping, greeting and signing in visitors, etc.) as needed.

15.) Perform other duties as requested.

Requires a high school diploma with minimum 2 years experience working in an administrative or clerical setting using data management skills in Microsoft Office applications, databases, and networking. An Associate degree or higher in Computer Technology, Environmental Science, or related field is preferred. Prefer experience in administrative / customer relations, environmental laboratory operations, Laboratory Information Management Systems, and Crystal Reports, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid driver's license.


Education Requirements (Any)

High School diploma or equivalent

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Lab Services Section Manager

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1