Chemistry Laboratory Manager - Crayford

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 09th December 2019
Salary to be Advertised
£30,000 - £40,000 pa
Summary of vacancy

Experienced Chemistry Laboratory Manager? 

You can help protect the environment and create a greener UK

As a Chemistry Laboratory Manager at Latis Scientific, who are a market leading provider of laboratory services, you’ll be part of a team that provides a holistic service in the water industry.

About the role

What will I be doing?

  • To take overall responsibility for the day to day running of the chemistry laboratory, ensuring that the correct levels of staff are available at all times, so that no disruption to sample throughput occurs.
  • To improve productivity and make efficiency improvements as necessary.
  • To assume responsibility for liaison with suppliers and manufacturers to source the best deals for equipment, services and supplies.
  • To assist with the implementation and management of changes to the laboratory and quality system and ensure UKAS accreditation is upheld at all times.
  • To ensure that samples are tested for the appropriate Chemistry parameters using the correct methodologies and results are delivered within the desired turnarounds.
  • To oversee training for all department staff and to promote cross training of different departments.
  • To ensure that the methods used reflect current legislative and industrial requirements and provide expertise in method development and validation.
  • To assist with implementing, developing, reviewing and updating standard operating procedures for the business.
  • Ensure that staff work in a safe manner and follow internal health and safety regulations.
  • To ensure that all quality control, method deviations or equipment breakdowns are reported promptly to the Quality Department and to assist and document investigations, according to internal quality policies.
  • To provide technical support to customers and across the business as required.

What are the requirements?

  • A degree in Chemistry or related discipline
  • Significant management and supervisory experience in a commercial ISO17025 chemistry laboratory environment.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of water sample matrices, inorganic analytical techniques and interferences.
  • Must be fully conversant with the EU and UK regulations relating to the chemical analysis of water
  • Must possess a strong statistical understanding and experience using Excel
  • Effective planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Ability to motivate and develop staff potential.
  • Hard working, good communicator, innovative, proactive,
  • Experience with lean efficiencies would be an advantage.

Who we are

With over 6,000 members of staff working across a whole range of business areas, our people are the company’s greatest asset and we are proud to be an Investor in People.

In 2018 we were awarded by Best companies as one of the top 25 companies in the UK for employee engagement.

As well as our competitive salaries and benefit packages we are able to offer long-term career development within a friendly and supportive environment.

With our collaborative engaging culture, our employees join us and grow with us.

We believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. We also expect our people to be enthusiastic and responsible.

We understand that the richness of the diversity of our employee’s experiences enables us to harness more creativity, innovation and opportunities.

If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

Join us and be part of the Resource Revolution.

Latis Scientific is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out more or apply, please complete the application form and attach your CV.

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