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Water Quality Laboratory Manager

StormTrap, a world leader in stormwater management solutions, has a Water Quality Operations Manager opportunity available.  This is a terrific opportunity for a talented well-organized professional to join a growing group of committed teammates that provide stormwater management solutions to civil engineers, developers, municipalities, and construction professionals.

About Us

StormTrap (www.StormTrap.com) is an innovative leader that provides precast concrete stormwater management solutions through patent protected technology applicable to detention, retention and harvesting, treatment solutions for urban runoff and other stormwater quality requirements.

StormTrap is headquartered in suburban Chicago, IL, and provides sustainable stormwater management solutions for low impact development initiatives across the world. As a continuously growing company, we actively recruit bright, results-driven professionals who are motivated by new challenges and the opportunity to succeed. At StormTrap, we’re passionate about what we do, and we develop our team members through education and coaching to provide them with opportunities for personal growth and career advancement. Join a team of innovative professionals with a focus on stormwater management, a commitment to our environment and a shared excitement for the sustainable future.


StormTrap is seeking a passionate, organized, and hands on professional to join our team in a multi-laboratory environment. The Water Quality Product Development Specialist reports to the Director of Water Quality Laboratory Manager and has responsibility for operating the lab. The Product Development Specialist will typically be working on developing and testing products, analyzing samples, and running pilot units. Responsibilities will include multiple aspects such as: day-to-day operation of both the hydraulic and analytical laboratories; providing technical expertise and support for on-going projects; developing and testing products; analyzing samples and running pilot units; participation in strategic planning and priority setting.



  • Develop experimental plans
  • Assist in the analytical and pilot laboratories as required
  • Interpreting experimental results
  • Interpreting analytical results
  • Preparing technical reports
  • Performing laboratory instrument calibrations
  • Establish and maintain an ISO based quality system
  • Assist in generating scholarly materials such as white papers, conference abstracts for presentations, webinars, website content, specifications, and technical manuals.
  • Monitor industry trends or paradigms to increase business opportunities.
  • Professionally represent the Company and establish industry credibility through involvement within industry organizations.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strategic mindset focused on how to grow the business and customer experience.
  • Solutions oriented with an ability to perform under pressure.
  • Consistently follows through on commitments or deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks while coordinating with multiple departments.
  • Possess strong technical aptitude related to stormwater devices and practices.
  • Ability to objectively evaluate own strengths and weaknesses for personal development.
  • Seeks to continuously improve through learning and understanding.
  • Exceptional listening, communication, and written skills.
  • Self-starter. Works well independently and within a team.
  • Personable, ethical, and positive attitude in any customer or team interactions.

This job requires work in a laboratory environment. Individual may have contact with hazardous chemicals and dusts and will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in these circumstances. Sometimes ladder-climbing and moving heavy objects will be required.


Job Requirements

  • A degree in science or engineering (or equivalent) plus 5-10 years laboratory work experience is preferred.
  • Hydraulics laboratory experience is preferred.
  • Ability to conceive of and assist with the construction of prototypes for testing.
  • Experience with statistical analysis software (R, SA, SPSS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ISO quality standards and ability to maintain an ISO equivalent quality system.
  • Ability to travel as required to fulfill the duties as defined above; however, most travel will center on attendance at industry association events/conferences or corporate meetings as planned.
  • Ability to commute daily to StormTrap laboratory located in Morris, IL.
  • Valid Driver’s License, current insurance, and a good driving record.



The Company offers a very competitive salary and incentive package as well a comprehensive benefit package.  StormTrap, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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