• Full Time
  • Remote/Virtual
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit

MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute.  We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to building A world where tomorrow is healthier than today!


Title:                             Mobile Lab Operator CDL A/B

                                      $20.06 – $27.54 / Posted Thru:  7-7-22


Location:                    Working remotely and/or in the field in the mobile lab RV or at a “pop up” mobile lab. This position travels throughout the State of Michigan (60%), remote or in Lansing in a standard office environment (40%).



Purpose:  This position will be housed in the MDHHS Biomonitoring and Logistics Unit (BLU), within the Division of Environmental Health under the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health in Lansing.  This position provides mobile lab driving and administrative support to assigned surveillance, biomonitoring, community response, and research projects within the Biomonitoring and Logistics Unit (BLU). This position drives the 38 ft RV lab and/or the cargo van that hold the “pop up” lab supplies.  This position also researches and prepares reports on field logistics and field mobile lab operations.  This position performs or schedules any mobile lab vehicle maintenance and supports field operations data collection.


In addition, the vehicle operator will support administration tasks such as recruitment and scheduling participants, sending letters, making phone calls, and door-knocking as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Drives Mobile Lab to Predetermined Sites Throughout Michigan (Approximately 15% Of the Time).

  • Schedule’s routine maintenance of the mobile lab with MDHHS Motor Pool.
  • Maintains vehicle records.


Not Driving and in the Field (Approximately 45% of the Time)

  • Supports the mobile lab operations which includes COVID-19 screening, checking in, enrolling, consenting, and checking out participants.
  • Stocking and maintaining supplies and equipment, loading/unloading goods from the mobile lab, and cleaning.
  • Cross trained to fill other duties in the field as necessary.


Not Driving and Not in the Field (Approximately 40% of the Time)

  • Plans logistics for upcoming trips, inventory tracking and ordering.
  • Contacts perspective sites point of contact, if necessary, to coordinate logistics.
  • Meets weekly with project teams and daily with assigned field teams to review and manage, identify resource requirements, address operational barriers, plan for future needs, and assist with task management.
  • Supports participant recruitment and results letters mailings.
  • Cross trained to fill other support duties as necessary.



  • Always represent the best interests of MDHHS and MPHI.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Education:  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Commercial Driver’s license A/B.


Experience:  One – three years of related and progressively more expansive work experience driving commercial vehicles.


Important Skills and Characteristics:

  • Ability to safely transport the mobile lab to and from the mobile lab site.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in a motorized vehicle for extended periods under varying and adverse traffic and weather conditions.
  • Ability to read and interpret road maps, plan trips, and determine traffic routes.
  • Proficiency in general computer applications including Microsoft Office programs and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Knowledge of the proper methods for lifting, loading, and unloading heavy equipment.
  • Ability to operate mechanized lift for wheelchair access.
  • Basic understanding of data collection and security and commitment to maintaining confidentiality of data as required by state and federal laws.
  • Basic CPR and Adult First Aid certification.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people with respect to language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual oriebntation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilitites, historical experiences.
  • Self-motivated with exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under stress and respond to changing priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Creative problem solver.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Frequent travel within the state, including evenings, weekends, and overnights.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:  Requires valid vehicle operator’s license and Commercial Driver’s License A or B. Physical requirements include lifting and loading supplies, traveling to various predetermined sites around the state. Items and supplies can be bulky and weigh up to 50lbs. May occasionally go door-to-door to engage residents and may be exposed to cold, heat, or wet weather conditions. Less frequently, travel may be required outside of the State. Requires regular evening and weekend hours, with frequent travel within the state.


RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS:  No assigned responsibility. 


IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS:  This position serves to support the work within the Division of Environmental Health, specifically Biomonitoring projects. The vehicle operator will work in cooperation with the Biomonitoring team to ensure the Biomonitoring projects goals are achieved, by assisting with mobile lab operations.

The person in this position interacts with the public on a regular basis at the mobile lab and internal staff via meetings, telephone conversations, and e-mails, responding to community health concerns and providing information to protect public health.



Contact Person/Group



Unit Manager



Mobile Lab Operations Coordinator


Clinic Logistics

Other Mobile Lab Operators


Clinic Logistics

Project Epidemiologists


Project Coordination



“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from overtime provisions of the fair Labor Standards Act.”


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