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Director, Global IT Operations in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC006308

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


The Director, Global IT Operations is responsible for clients, servers, storage, networks, telecommunications and database infrastructure services and support.  The position is responsible for the implementation of information security related strategies for the company.  The position is responsible to maintain the IT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and associated infrastructure.  The position oversees implementation of improved processes, policies and reports performance metrics.


Builds People, Teams & Organizations

  • Lead, mentor and manage associates including performance evaluations, pay increases, disciplinary actions, development plans, hiring and terminations. 
  • Augment technical staff in times of heavy workload providing hands on technical support when necessary.

Charts the Course

  • Work with business process owners to obtain input and build consensus on issues pertaining to key service deliverables and quality metrics.
  • Track and sustain Global KPIs
Drives Innovation and Growth
  • Recommend and assist in developing business case and solutions for projects that support process improvements.
  • Design and implement effective Disaster Recovery Plans for the enterprise globally
  • Oversee the recommendation, implementation and maintenance of enterprise IT infrastructure
Leads through Danaher Business Systems (DBS)
  • Establish and document standard work for all processes.
  • Implement applicable IT related “best practices”
  • Develop annual operational expense budget and capital budgets.
  • Maintain awareness for cost reduction opportunities / techniques and establish ways for improving service levels at the lowest possible cost.
  • Maintain knowledge and expertise of current applicable computing technologies, industry strategies and technology evolution cycles.
  • Maintain SOX and PCI compliance by supporting internal audit activities
  • Manage daily work of on and off-shore DBA activity

Job Requirements


  • BS or BA degree in an IT or engineering related field
  • Expert level knowledge in servers, storage and data bases
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading an IT infrastructure teams within a large corporate environment
  • Experience managing enterprise scale projects such as large implementations, email rollouts, hardware refreshes, VM transitions, etc.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP protocols and basic networking
  • Strong technical knowledge of common backup strategies
  • Strong experienced managing datacenter technologies (UPS,HVAC)
  • Deep understanding of information security
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  Office environment. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.

Pre-Employment Testing:

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.