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Lab Supervisor


USA - LA - Baton Rouge - OCI


Full Time

Job Description: 

Plans and directs the plant’s quality assurance laboratory. Responsibilities include quality improvement, training, inspection, quality assurance, auditing, customer satisfaction and statistical quality control.

Essential Job Duties:
• Monitors, measures, and reviews analytical data and communicates results to pertinent departments.
• Suggests corrective actions deemed appropriate for out of specification raw materials and product.
• Establishes analytical objectives for laboratory staff members and develop strategies for accomplishing this end through developed ASTM testing methods.
• Conceptualizes and establishes laboratory staff work schedule in providing an effective and efficient data/information channel for the operating group.
• Consults with and provides data interpretations for department heads and customers.
• Maintains and supervises laboratory statistical process control program.
• Issues customer shipment reports including certificates of analysis, quality control reports and requests for waiver.
• Issues daily and monthly reports for all incoming, in-process and finished product analysis results.
• Supervises special testing programs and experimental design requirements.
• Determines required levels of personal protective equipment.
• Provides regular hygiene, housekeeping and equipment maintenance inspections.
• Responsible for the selection, assignment, development, review and appraisal of potential laboratory candidates and other in-service actions.
• Develops, writes and authorizes new procedures.
• Provides training on equipment usage and safety.
• Conducts audits, inspections, and safety meetings.
• Purchases laboratory equipment, parts and supplies.
• Implements ISO program requirements into daily activities.
• Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
• Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles and effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• The candidate should be able to demonstrate multitasking, organizational and conflict management abilities
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.
• Must be detail, driven and action oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office

Education and Experience
• Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Physical Science, Environmental or related discipline preferred
• In lieu of BS degree, relevant work experience with Associate Degree will be considered
• Two years of experience in industrial laboratory.

Physical and Other Requirements:
• Typically sits or stands for extended amount of time in front of a computer.
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
• May be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed instructions to other workers.
• Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
• Must be able to travel as needed.

NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Oxbow Carbon LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

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