Lab Supervisor - Organics/ Inorganics in Fort Collins, CO at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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Job #:  1015528
Apex Systems is looking for a Lab Supervisor for our environmental client in Fort Collins. This is a direct hire opportunity and a chance to join a great staff in the environmental field. This role will be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the laboratory, advising the department manager of any possible ways to increase productivity and efficiency through equipment upgrading, method enhancements or implementation of new technology; any deficiencies in staff numbers, training, consumable stock and new products. This individual will manage all employee issues.
  • Overseeing staff within the section. 
  • Maximum efficiency and productivity in the section. Fostering a work ethic within the section that increases productivity by:
    • Ensuring resources are utilized effectively and efficiently
    • Minimizing wastage (e.g. solvent)
    • Reducing breakages (e.g. glassware)
    • Optimizing the work hours within the laboratory
    • Addressing staff moral and performance issues, informing the business manager/laboratory manager/senior chemist, where necessary. 
  • Maintaining an acceptable turnaround of tasks or results within the section, including meeting holding times. Additionally, will contribute to efficiencies in this area on continual basis. 
  • Ensuring all duties within the section are conducted in accordance with the Quality Procedures Manual. Keeping up to date with changes in methodology within the section. Will work with QA to update SOP’s and manuals as necessary. 
  • Work with other supervisors, managers and Laboratory Directors to achieve client satisfaction on TAT, improve and maintain relationships to other sections. 
  • Training and developing of Team Lead(s). 
  • Assist in monitoring instrument performance and identify deviations from specification and notifying Manager or Laboratory Director if the instrument is not operating to specifications, including when instrument QC fall outside control limits. 
  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of a quality management system
  • Be aware of requirements for laboratory competence 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
  • BS is preferred.
  • AA is required.
  • Familiar with both Inorganic and Organic chemistry.
  • 10+ years of laboratory experience is preferred.
  • 5 + year of supervisor experience is preferred.

Core Competencies:
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ensuring the quality of the lab is maintained at the level that meets or exceeds the QC targets set out in the QC manual.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ensuring instrument repairs, maintenance and calibration schedules are carried out (e.g. ovens, balances etc.) 
  • Assessing results of QA/QC audits and implement improvements as required. 
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to initiate corrective action without prompting and assist co-workers whenever necessary in order to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to effectively perform duties under pressures arising from large sample volumes and short turn-around times.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use (or learn to use) Laboratory Information Management System.

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