Supervisor, Science Lab

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, United States
Full Time Academia Health Care Science Skilled Labor OTHER

Job Description

Department:   General Studies

Reports To:   Associate Dean, General Studies

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Amount of Travel Required:   District-Wide 2-4x/month; overnight occasionally

Salary Grade:   C

Positions Supervised:   Science Lab Technicians (Green Bay & Marinette), Part Time Environmental Lab Assistant



LOCATION:  District Wide Responsibilities

STANDARD HOURS:  40 hours per week. Typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., flexibility required to include other evening and/or weekend hours as necessary. 

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY*:  $60,449 per year

*Current benefit eligible employees will be placed within the pay range based on their current rate/range.


Required online application available on website:


Location:  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street,  Green Bay, WI  54307-9042. All postings are considered current and available until removed from the website.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is committed to promoting a learning environment where employees and students of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue career and academic goals embraced in an environment of respect and shared inquiry.


The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population.



Supervise the lab technicians located in Green Bay and Marinette to ensure proper safety protocol is followed consistently. Provide leadership to efficiently purchase equipment and supplies; and, maintain current and up-to-date inventory of such. Serve as a liaison to regional learning centers and high schools to establish relationships and ensure safety and waste disposal processes are enforced and carried out appropriately. Ensure education and training for all who enter and utilize the labs is provided and documented. Maintain regular and consistent communication with NWTC Safety and Security Manager.

Oversee safety of labs to include:

  • Science (anatomy/physiology, chemistry (general, college, bio, analytical and organic), biology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, and physics labs);
  • Health Sciences (medical lab technician, phlebotomy and medical assistant);
  • Trades & Engineering Technologies (environmental waste and water); and,
  • Related labs located throughout the NWTC district (e.g. high schools)



Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Enforce institutional policies that control access to the laboratories; draft new and annually review current policies to ensure safety protocol is clear, understood, and communicated throughout the district
  • Train and inform laboratory personnel, faculty and staff with appropriate training regarding their duties, the necessary precautions to prevent exposures, and exposure evaluation procedures. Oversee and document annual updates and additional training when procedural or policy changes occur.
  • Ensure that laboratory personnel, faculty, and staff demonstrate proficiency in standard and special microbiological practices before working with BSL-2 agents
  • Prepare and maintain all safety documentation; enforcement of all safety practices
  • Oversee documentation of all lab preparation processes and procedures, and conduct an annual review to ensure they are current and in line with curriculum
  • Maintain familiarity of regulatory/quality compliance, to include WI Department of Safety and Professional Services, environmental health and safety (EHS), EPA, OSHA, DOT, DNR
  • Maintain familiarity with clinical laboratory principles set forth by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and FDA as well as certification programs (ASCP)
  • Serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer for health and science laboratory areas; serve as a member of the college Safety Team; provide technical guidance in the implementation and maintenance of NWTC’s Chemical Hygiene Plan; work with Lab Technicians to manage Global Harmonization efforts and update Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of all hazardous materials to include Department of Homeland Security and Drug Enforcement Agency identified substances
  • Assist in maintaining the security of the preparation/science lab and chemical storage area, locked cabinets, and high density storage area of supplies and equipment; Oversee quality assurance and quality control; Identify and control hazards; Prepare for emergencies
  • Manage the human resource needs of the science staff of the department including the selection, retention, performance management, development, and activities of employees
  • Participate, annually, in Wisconsin Technical College System and other organizational meetings for Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management; Hazardous Materials & Waste Disposal training; and, others as deemed necessary
  • Facilitate the team action plan consistent with the strategic direction and the mission, vision, and values of the College and that support student success.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
  • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, socio-economic background, or job type.
  • Analytical Skills – use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Assertiveness – act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to support a position or idea.
  • Communication, Written and Oral – communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and in writing clearly and concisely Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conflict Resolution – deal with others in adverse situations
  • Decision Making – make critical decisions while following College procedures
  • Leadership – influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions
  • Management Skills – organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others
  • Problem Solving – find a solution for or to deal proactively with work related problems


Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field
Experience: Minimum three years’ experience in Environmental Health and Safety, Lab Safety, or in a Safety Leadership role. Two years’ experience supervising employees.

**An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.


Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Other Requirements

Related certifications (e.g. EHS, ASCP, ASP, CSP) preferred

Understand physiological, biological, and chemical principles

Must hold or be willing to obtain OSHA 10 certification within one year

Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the District’s standard insurance policy terms


Physical Demands



O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)


F (Frequently)

Handling / Fingering

O (Occasionally)

Reach Outward

O (Occasionally)

Reach Above Shoulder

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

10 lbs or less

O (Occasionally)

11-20 lbs

O (Occasionally)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Over 100 lbs

O (Occasionally)


12 lbs or less

O (Occasionally)

13-25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

26-40 lbs

O (Occasionally)

41-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)


N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.


General Business, College Administration, ISO Certification, Occupational Health and Safety

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree