Laboratory Supervisor- Mobile, AL

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

SGS North America Mobile, AL

Mobile, AL
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Responsible for the supervision and management of the laboratory testing operations and staff; including the analysis and reporting of various products such as crude oil, fuel oils, middle distillates, petroleum and petrochemicals, LPG & LNG gases, etc.


Laboratory Manager

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to :

Mentor and train Laboratory Chemist and Technicians; ensuring proper level of training among staff.
Receive orders from clients on submitted samples; follow up on job progress and reports status to clients.
Provide best in class service to clients by promptly communicating issues or delays
Provide assistance to clients in explaining Laboratory analysis, and technical solutions where appropriate.
Responsible for all Laboratory analysis (hands-on working on the Bench).
Keep current and understand all Laboratory analysis methods, laboratory safety and reporting techniques, quality practices and SOP s.
Prepare Laboratory reports and assist in monitoring / reporting Laboratory KPI s to Management.
Responsible for ensuring accurate operation, maintenance and calibration of Laboratory equipment.
Provide recommendations to the Regional Laboratory Manager (equipment, training, staff requirements, scheduling, etc.).
Participate in local marketing efforts

Bachelor s degree in Chemistry or related field.
Should have a minimum of 2 years of transferable experience (as it relates to specific responsibilities above) with increasing supervisory responsibilities. Prior experience in the Oil, Gas and Chemical field is a preferred.
Must have API standards knowledge coupled with experienced with instrumentation and calibrations
Must be able to work with all chemicals, petrochemicals and petroleum products.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization.
Must have flexible schedule, depending on schedule and location.
Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) and other office applications.


Ability to build and lead an effective team and foster a sense of collaboration to achieve goals.
Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Acts accordingly to the SGS standards of ethics and integrity.
Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, while achieving different deadlines.


Maintains a sound understanding of HSE management techniques and the commitment to deliver HSE performance that meets the expectations of SGS.
Maintains a strong knowledge of and commitment to Group and Divisional HSE Targets and Objectives by setting, monitoring and formally reporting local targets and objectives.
Balances production and cost control demands with HSE needs while not allowing one to become subordinate to the other.
Ensures risk assessments are completed for all routine and non routine activities.
Ensures Safe Working Methods are in place and applied in all operations and as identified by contact.
Identifies client and project HSE requirements and ensures these are built into the work while supporting the Group HSE Management System.
Ensures that suppliers/ contractor are apprised of relevant HSE requirements and that any adverse HSE impacts of their activities or products are managed and minimized.
Identifies and provides relevant HSE training for their personnel.
Actively promotes good housekeeping and safe use of equipment.
Participates in incident investigations involving their department personnel.
Assists HSE staff in the completion of department HSE audits.


* To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
* This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
* SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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