Inorganics Environmental Lab Supervisor - excellent professional development opportunity! - #1672251


Date: 1 week ago
City: Anchorage, AK
Contract type: Full time

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 98,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Our Anchorage, AK laboratory is a fantastic place to build a career in Inorganics analysis. We are a full-service, fully staffed inorganics laboratory with ICP-MS, IC, discrete and flow analyzers, and auto titrators as some of the sophisticated instrumentation you will work with.  We are looking for a strong communicator and lab leader who is looking for an exciting professional development opportunity!


Our Anchorage, AK laboratory is looking for an environmental Laboratory Supervisor to join their Inorganics team!  The Inorganics Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations of their respective department. The Inorganics Laboratory Supervisor works with Team Leads to manage sample throughput to ensure turnaround times are met while maintaining data quality that meets or exceeds industry standards. The Inorganics Laboratory Manager is responsible for promoting a safe working culture and environment throughout the laboratory.

Job Functions

  • Coordinates workflow through the department to ensure turnaround times are met
  • Works with Team Leads to manage staff and instrumentation resources to maximize sample throughput and ensure production targets are met
  • Uses LIMS to ensure that samples are processed appropriately and update the samples’ status in LIMS as required
  • Applies technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples processed
  • Helps implement best practices in the laboratory to maximize operational efficiency and maintain data quality that meets or exceeds industry standards
  • Demonstrates good leadership through effective planning, delegating and empowering subordinates appropriately, and leading by example. Manages people and performance daily, acting quickly and decisively when required.
  • Ensures staffing levels are appropriate for sample volumes and that staff are properly trained to perform their assigned duties
  • Works with the Laboratory Manager to oversee hiring and training of competent laboratory personnel
  • Assists with the training of new analysts to become productive members of the team
  • Ensures the lab’s operating supplies inventory is appropriate for current workloads
  • Appropriately follows safety requirements for the work that is done and ensures that team members are also following these requirements
  • Immediately addresses safety problems as they arise in the lab (i.e. hood use, safety glasses, methylene chloride handling) to minimize exposure and maximize safe practices
  • Actively promotes a strong culture of safe laboratory practices and the maintenance of a safe working environment
  • Keeps supervisory and management teams informed of any potential problems
  • Provides information to supervisory and managerial staff as appropriate on instrumentation, production, and staff issues
  • Performs other duties as required

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Chemistry discipline and 4+ years of years’ relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry Laboratories or equivalent education and experience (Required)
  • 1+ years of supervisory experience (Preferred)
  • Advanced English language skills (Required)
  • Knowledge of environmental testing protocols, regulations, and certifications related to the department (Required)
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills (Required)
  • Must have a solid understanding of process and workflow (Required)
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. (Required)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as SOPs, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals (Required)
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization (Required)
  • Demonstrates an utmost level of integrity in all instances and shows respect towards others and towards company principles (Required)
  • Actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others (Required)
  • Excellent time management skills which include the ability to balance multiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and arrange the resources necessary to accomplish them (Required)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) (Required)
  • Experience with LIMS (Preferred)

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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, skills, and/or abilities 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.

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