operations Laboratory Manager

operations Laboratory Manager

  • Location

    North West England

  • Sector:

    Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical

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  • Salary:

    Salary Negotiable DOE

  • Contact:

    Lara Boggan

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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My client is a looking for an Operations Laboratory Manager based in Deeside, working with the fastest growing testing, inspection, and certification business in the world. My client employees over 6,500 operating across 200 sites in 30 countries.

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that the laboratory operation has both the capability and the capacity to deliver the services required to support the testing function of the business and you will drive the operational excellence, with a focus on LEAN management practices.

Duties include:
  • Ensure that the quality control and quality assurance programs are maintained to assure the quality of laboratory services provided and to identify failures in quality as they occur. Ensure operational adherence to applicable policies and procedures by all operational staff
  • Ensure all equipment / instrumentation is properly maintained and serviced complying with regulatory standards where applicable and or to ensure proper performance and function
  • Direct and participate in the human resource management function for the lab by coordinating the selection, promotion, orientation and performance appraisal processes
  • Establish a good working relationship with the laboratory team. Understand their workload, challenges and constraints
  • Support the General Manager in the delivery of financial / quality / HSE reporting
  • Ensure all equipment / instrumentation is properly maintained and serviced complying with regulatory standards where applicable and or to ensure proper performance and function
  • Monitor utilisation patterns of laboratory equipment / instrumentation and advise Leadership and other appropriate staff of developing trends in service needs
To be considered for this role, you should have:
  • Degree level in a relevant scientific or technical discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years Environmental testing or similar industry experience essential
  • LEAN Management experience (5S, Visual Management, VSM etc.) with good attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the operation of an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Prior experience in managing people and laboratory operations
  • Proven wide range of commercial laboratory testing knowledge and specialist knowledge may be held on several specific areas of analytical testing
  • Experience in managing high throughput commercial laboratories
  • Track record of training / mentoring others to a high degree of competence
  • A professional individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to foster trust and respect from others

To apply please forward your details for immediate consideration.

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