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Laboratory Manager

Testing & Laboratory
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Manage the day to day operations of the Laboratory ensuring analytical and technical services are provided to the site clients. Seek opportunities to increase services for the site clients either via the onsite laboratory or other SGS businesses.


East Coast Operations Manager.


• Ensure a safe and clean working environment.
• Liaison with clients on sample analysis requirements and other queries.
• Provide reports to clients as required.
• Manage priorities and monitor progress to ensure timeliness and quality of results.
• Maintain appropriate staffing levels and encourage enhancement of skills.
• Maintain and update staff training records.
• Check results for quality and accuracy.
• Provide regular management and quality reports.
• Maintain SGS Quality Management System and SGS Laboratory Manuals.
• Schedule regular maintenance.
• Personal improvement to be able to contribute towards progression of the laboratory.
• Responsibility for P&L whilst working within a defined budget.
• Be compliant to all SGS QHSE and HR policies and procedures.
• At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.



• Qualification in chemistry or similar or demonstrable experience in laboratory management and administration
• Basic understanding of computer applications
• Experience in supervising staff
• Competent in using CCLAS LIMS
• Experience in Eltra or Leco sulphur analysers, AAS
• Expereince in fusion XRF
• Experience in sample preparation
• Current drivers licence
• Knowledge of Quality Management Systems


• Focused and driven for continual improvement.
• Good time management.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Capable of working unassisted
• Good organisation skills
• Able to complete and pass relevant training courses for site purposes
• Subject to random daily drug and alcohol tests.


• Compliant to all SGS QOH&S and HR policies and procedure
• Responsible for daily safety and health of site employees (or those reporting to this site) on behalf of SGS upper management and for raising issues to SGS upper management where required.
• Ensure all people at the site are adequately inducted in safety and health for each area they are expected to work in
• Ensuring safety and health inductions are carried out, documented and are relevant to the workplace
• Ensuring all safety and health information, materials and resources are disseminated throughout the workforce as required
• Ensure all people at the site (or reporting to the site) have the skills, knowledge and ability required to undertake their work safely
• Ensuring the whole site is kept up to a good standard of housekeeping at all times
• Ensuring emergency plans are in place and practiced at regular intervals and that all emergency equipment is in place and is ready for use at any time
• Responsible for the site’s performance in terms of injuries, illnesses, near misses and incidents
• As far as able, prevent injury, manage injuries and facilitate early return to work programs at the workplace
• Granted sufficient authority to achieve the given responsibilities as per relevant SGS Authority policies

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