Essential Functions: Collect water samples, according to established and internally-developed protocols, from a variety of locations for bacteriological and chemical testing. Monitor and record levels of biocide (e.g., bromine), pH, temperature, conductivity, and turbidity using field equipment/ instrumentation. Interpret direct-reading measurements and analyze laboratory results to assess building systems. Collect, track, verify field data for entry into compliance database, and analyze data to determine compliance and verify and validate safety and operational standards and all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Identify and anticipate deficiencies. Analyze collected data to anticipate and/or react to potential issues, and modify WSU's water safety program as warranted, based on the data. Utilize professional judgement to develop, communicate, and verify completion of recommended corrective actions and proactive improvements based on observations and measurements. Follow-up as required.Lead the Water Safety Team (WST) in the monitoring of water quality and the implementation of measures to ensure the safety of the University, its surrounding communities and compliance with federal, state and local requirements.Participate in strategy development and goal-setting for the WST. Act as a safety-culture change agent to support WSU's efforts to continuously improve safety and compliance. Form, lead, and coordinate cross-functional teams to develop, implement, and maintain operational and verification programs, policies, and procedures. Develop, implement and oversee pilot studies to address issues as they emerge.Oversee implementation of remediation activities of external water management companies. Document and follow-up to ensure corrections have been made to bring project into compliance.Stay up-to-date with scientific literature, emerging regulations and standards, etc.Interface and communicate program status regularly to internal and external stakeholders, including university leadership and federal, state, and local regulatory authorities.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, mechanical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate degree is preferred. Ideal candidate has a demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles combined with mechanical aptitude.Five years of technical or professional experience in a related field. Knowledge of state and federal regulations governing water systems and operations.Possession and maintenance of appropriate valid Michigan vehicle operator's license and satisfactory driving record as determined by University policy.Considerable experience with technical writing.Demonstrated professionalism and credibility.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Communicates clearly and accurately in challenging situations, such as dealing with customer complaints or code compliance issues. Communicates effectively with supervisor in a timely manner regarding sensitive issues using both verbal and written methods.Understand the design and operation of general mechanical equipment (e.g., valves, pumps, cooling towers, plumbing systems, and HVAC systems).Understand risk assessment and communication principles, and interpretation of standards in order to apply principles of continuous improvement and best practice implementation.Proficient with handheld technologies and MS Office.
Internal Number: 76_207002
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.