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LIMS Administrator

Company: American Water
Location: Belleville
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit--- ---and follow American Water on--- Twitter ,--- Facebook ---and--- LinkedIn .

Primary Role

Administer, manage, diagnose, optimize, and support the Horizon LIMS application for American Water. Develop and implement solution alternatives to meet business expectations. Function as a customer-facing technical resource. Lead the implementation of ongoing LIMS updates and upgrades.

Key Accountabilities

  • Horizon LIMS system administration.
  • Laboratory domain experience.
  • PL/SQL development.
  • Telerik Report development.
  • Data Writer development.
  • C# Instrument Parser development.
  • Knowledge of HL7 messaging a plus.
  • Identify processes for improvement, document existing processes, analyzes gaps between current processes and design new processes.
  • Develop software testing and clean-up scripts to maintain and optimize the Horizon platform.
  • May lead the implementation and roll-out of projects and/or work efforts and provides support to users.
  • Collaborates with Lab team members, providing technical expertise, to facilitate timely and accurate resolution of customer issues.
  • Performs root cause analysis when solving problems and implements solutions that will prevent the problem from reoccurring.
  • Possesses knowledge of technological trends and uses this knowledge to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge.
  • Interactions with technical vendors.


    • Broad knowledge and experience related to computer systems and technologies.
    • Advanced understanding of typical design patterns.
    • Strong knowledge of common industry software development tools and platforms, in addition to free and open source tools.
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products.


      • Bachelor's Degree in a computer-related field preferred.
      • In lieu of computer-related degree, under-graduate degrees in other fields may be considered in conjunction with equivalent work experience.
      • Minimum 4 years of experience in LIMS system administration (Horizon application experience is strongly preferred).
      • Minimum 2 years of experience writing PL/SQL queries (Oracle database knowledge preferred)
      • Minimum 2 years of domain experience supporting or working in a laboratory.
      • Experience with all sized technical activities including projects and other enhancement work.
      • Experience in the development of technical standards and procedures
      • Hands-on experience with the configuration of technical business applications.
      • Experience with the utilities industry is desirable

        Travel Requirements

        • Up to 10% travel as required.

          Work Environment

          • Professional office environment


            Champions safety
            Cultivates innovation
            Customer obsessed
            Drives Results
            Nimble learning

            Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing---

            American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they arean individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Belleville , LIMS Administrator, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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