Laboratory Manager

Palos Hills, IL

Posted: 09/11/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 395.18DM Pay Rate: 55,000 - 65,000

Laboratory Manager

The Laboratory Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Technical leadership, mentoring and project management
  • Supervise QC and R&D technicians, and manage 10 or more projects
  • Interact extensively with R&D staff, manufacturing, and marketing
  • Management of the Laboratory
    • Review research protocols of lab technicians in an effort to stay abreast as to what research projects are occurring in the lab at any given time
    • Review lab reports for internal and external publication
    • Update and maintain the Lab Safety Plan/Manual and the SDS Manual
  • Laboratory Operation
    • Oversees laboratory safety and ensures that the laboratory remains in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. In cases where non-compliance is found, documents the instances as well as how they were abated
    • Ensures all reagents and supplies are available when needed
    • Manages and updates chemical inventories and/or Risk Group Agent inventories
    • Communicates and enforces laboratory safety rules to internal and external researchers working in the lab
    • Ensures all users of the lab are wearing the appropriate PPE
    • Participates in customer related testing. Hands on in product evaluations and quality testing
  • Training
    • Ensures lab users have been trained on the correct use of the lab equipment, in addition to mentoring and discipling lab users for not following safety policies / procedures that have been established for the lab
  • HSE Management
    • Involved in managing product SDS database. Can generate SDS documents when needed
  • Understands and communicates regularly as it pertains to current product offerings: TSCA, EPA, REACH
  • Paper / Film QC Testing
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Technical Service
    • Work with internal sales team regularly solve customer complaints or queries
    • Customer interfacing – phone calls / email / in-person (regional)
    • Design of experiments – vapor vs contact corrosion testing
    • Report writing, review reports from technicians. Work with internal sales for external reports
  • Manage resources to ensure projects are being completed in a timely manner. Make priority decision on projects to ensure customer satisfaction and timeliness of project.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  395.18DM


  • BS or BA (Masters preferred) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Experience in corrosion inhibitors – paper and film testing. Chemical and physical properties analysis
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in a quality regulated (ISO, GLP, GMP, etc.) in a manufacturing setting
  • Skilled in solving minor mechanical issues with laboratory equipment
  • Proactive mindset to organize and balance multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced laboratory setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Knowledge of ChemGes software desirable

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  395.18DM


Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 22 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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