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Job Location: New Orleans, LA
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 14430
Title: Lab Manager
Job Location: New Orleans, Louisiana - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: 6-9% bonus, relocation, all benefits
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

Lab Manager

Waggaman, LA (Waggaman is just outside of New Orleans, Relocation Provided)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Lab Manager will direct the lab supervisor, analytical chemists and lab technicians to find solutions to plant problems, improve processes, ensure product quality, and support environmental requirements. Additionally, the manager will develop methods to foster effective communication and collaboration with the operations groups. Lastly, the manager will determine staffing and equipment needs to develop basic research functionality in the main lab.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Lab Manager

Waggaman, LA (Waggaman is just outside of New Orleans, Relocation Provided)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Lab Manager will direct the lab supervisor, analytical chemists and lab technicians to find solutions to plant problems, improve processes, ensure product quality, and support environmental requirements. Additionally, the manager will develop methods to foster effective communication and collaboration with the operations groups. Lastly, the manager will determine staffing and equipment needs to develop basic research functionality in the main lab.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage functioning lab supervisor, analytical chemists and lab technicians (mix of exempt and non-exempt).
  • Provides direct report(s) clear goals and responsibilities and performs biannual performance evaluations.
  • Conduct formal and informal meetings with lab personnel and operations as needed to foster collaboration and communication.
  • Improve lab quality systems, lab practices and ISO compliance documentation.
  • Develop KPIs and communication pathways to improve customer service performance and meet timelines.
  • Develop an analytical support request process that clearly outlines customer and chemist expectations.
  • Identify needs for new technologies that streamline existing sample analyses or will boost lab technical capabilities.
  • Provides consultation for analytical method development.
  • Determine equipment and staffing needs for TBD research capabilities.
  • Provides analytical solutions to manufacturing troubleshooting, new projects and process improvements.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and provide timely response to customer complaints.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Strong organizational skills; strong communications skills (both oral & written).
  • Ability to streamline people, tasks and processes.
  • Must have a customer-focused mindset.
  • Ability to foster an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Current knowledge of laboratory analytical instruments & techniques: strong experience in analytical techniques especially with method development and multiple analyte calibration.
  • Strong proponent of scientific method for the solution of process & analytical problems; Can do attitude along with sense of urgency on solving problems.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of ten years management experience & experience leading a multidisciplined workforce.
  • Minimum of three years laboratory management experience.
  • Minimum three years of analytical chemistry experience.
  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 7+ years experience.
  • Masters in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

PREFERRED QUALIICATIONS:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry

The Hiring Companys Fortier Facility is in Waggaman, just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It manufactures high quality Acrylonitrile Hydrogen Cyanide, Melamine, Oleum, Sulfuric Acid, Acrylamide, Methyl Methacrylate, Ammonia and Methacrylic Acid that are used in a variety of everyday applications. They are experts at converting energy into industrial chemicals on a large scale. The facility sits on 800 acres with approximately 460 employees with annual payroll of $ 44 million and annual spend of 350 Million or more making 2.5 billion pounds of annual production.

  • Full relocation provided for out of state candidates.
  • Hiring company is looking for people who are team oriented, hands on and down to earth humble engineers
  • The interview process is a phone interview followed by an assessment and then an in person interview
QUALIFICATIONS

KEY SKILLS:

  • Strong organizational skills; strong communications skills (both oral & written).
  • Ability to streamline people, tasks and processes.
  • Must have a customer-focused mindset.
  • Ability to foster an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Current knowledge of laboratory analytical instruments & techniques: strong experience in analytical techniques especially with method development and multiple analyte calibration.
  • Strong proponent of scientific method for the solution of process & analytical problems; Can do attitude along with sense of urgency on solving problems.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of ten years management experience & experience leading a multidisciplined workforce.
  • Minimum of three years laboratory management experience.
  • Minimum three years of analytical chemistry experience.
  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 7+ years experience.
  • Masters in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

PREFERRED QUALIICATIONS:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry

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