Laboratory Manager
SGS North America Inc.

Naperville, Illinois

Posted in Consultancy

Job Info

Company Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description

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

  • P&L responsibility for assigned Laboratory operations
  • Provide assistance to clients in explaining Laboratory analysis
  • Responsible for determining authenticity of Laboratory Certificates Analysis
  • Receive orders from clients on submitted samples; follow up on job progress and report status to clients
  • Provide recommendations to the Regional Laboratory Manager on upgrading laboratory
  • Participate in local marketing efforts
  • Maintain through understanding of sampling techniques
  • Assure compliance with Laboratory Q.A. Manual and Safety Manual
  • Perform testing and analysis, as well as other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Quality control of Laboratory solutions and standards
  • Identify emerging shifts in the industry through the review of competitive analysis coupled with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations to maintain competitive
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of laboratory staff
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintain current knowledge by attending seminars, lectures, meeting, and professional conferences.
  • At all times comply with the SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, with an emphasis in Chemistry or other related field. (Required)
  • 7+ years of previous instrumentation and calibration experience in a chemistry lab setting, working with chemicals, petrochemicals, and petroleum products (Required)
  • 3 - 5 years in a management or supervisory role (Required)
  • Prior experience in oil and gas industry (Preferred)
Licenses and Certifications
  • N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to work with all chemicals, petrochemicals, and petroleum products. (Required)
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation and analytical skills (Required)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously (Required)
  • Willingness and ability to work with minimal supervision and to effectively prioritize and schedule workload to meet requirements and deadlines. (Required)
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure. (Required)
  • Takes initiative and is proactive in addressing issues; quickly and efficiently completes tasks. (Required)
  • Ability to build and lead an effective team and foster a sense of collaboration to achieve goals. (Required)
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions. (Required)
Computer Skills
  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.) (Required)
Physical Demands of the Job
  • Stand: Occasionally
  • Move or traverse: Frequently
  • Sit: Frequently
  • Use hands: Frequently
  • Reach with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climb or balance: None
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: Occasionally
  • Talk/hear: Frequently
  • Taste/Smell: Occasionally
  • Lift/carry/push or pull: Occasionally

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