Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Technical Director (Environmental Laboratory)

1 month ago(11/15/2017 2:11 PM)
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Environmental Laboratory


Essential Job Functions:


  • The Technical Director is responsible for production groups related to generating data and handling samples. They ensure the timely & profitable production of chemical measurement services.
  • The Technical director provides staff development services, career path evaluations and ensures the lab staff is developing necessary skills and abilities for the work today and in the future.
  • The Technical Director is the laboratory’s lead test & measurements technical resource, responsible for improving procedures and implementation of new technologies to reduce costs, and maximize operating efficiencies by effectively managing and developing available technology solutions.
  • The Technical Director improves efficiencies by minimizing down-time and maximizing instrument through-put and assisting the Group Leaders in training staff to operate new & existing test and measurement equipment.
  • There may be two technical directors within the same business unit as long as their responsibilities are separate and well defined.


Role and Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate work scheduling and laboratory resource allocation
  • Meet TAT, financial, and quality objectives
  • Supervise and manage adherence to QA/QC, hold time and turnaround requirements
  • Assesses production capacity, and provides solutions for human resources, technical, and quality issues
  • Assign and clearly communicating operational priorities
  • Allocate lab resources to meet client schedule & requirements
  • Supervise Group Leaders, supervisors, and staff
  • Assist with and conducting employee performance reviews and audits
  • Projecting staffing needs: hiring and firing staff
  • QA: Corrective actions related to staff training and performance


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualifications.
  • The Technical Director will meet all of the requirements of a Group Leader plus have technical expertise for most of the assays performed throughout their areas of responsibility. 
  • The Technical Director must meet the requirements of the accrediting body(ies) of the laboratory. 

Preferred Skills


  • Understands methodology and instrumentation
  • Strong scientific and chemistry expertise
  • Analytical thinking to solve technical problems
  • Strong Research and Development Skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Superior time management abilities
  • Strong personal skills


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