Manufacturing Laboratory Supervisor

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Manufacturing Lab First Line Supervisor

At Chemours, our purpose is to help create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry!

The Chemours Company headquartered in Wilmington, DE has a Manufacturing Lab First Line Supervisor position available in Deepwater, NJ.? This is a highly visible, key role within the Company and the Operations function. This position will report to the Area Manager II.

Role Summary:

The Laboratory First Line Supervisor role covers a broad range of responsibilities including daily laboratory support, resolution of laboratory issues, safety leadership, and supervises a staff of laboratory technicians.? Ensures adherence to established laboratory and safety policies and procedures. Maintains standards in the areas of housekeeping, safety, attendance, operational discipline, laboratory safety management, and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Responsible for communications up and down the line and for assuring that communications from team members are accurate and complete. Responsible for responding to personnel, laboratory, safety and environmental incidents. Ensure work is completed in accordance with procedures to support Chambers Works production units and wastewater treatment facilities.

This position works closely with laboratory technicians, technical, quality, operations, and maintenance to ensure continuous, high quality analytical support in an efficient and timely fashion.? In addition, this position manages laboratory safety and personnel performance.? It requires coordination of delivery against standards established by ISO 9001:2015, business expectations, and Continuous Improvement (WAVE, Six Sigma, Lean, 5S, etc.).? The person in this position must be able to provide leadership, development of team members, and execution of daily laboratory activities in conjunction with improvement initiatives for the laboratory assets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for assessing the quality, robustness, and capability of the laboratory; and completing investigations if the laboratory has not met safety and/or quality standards.?

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for compliance with policies, procedures and safety standards related to ISO 9001:2015 and Laboratory Safety Management Practices.

  • Ensure high quality analytical support in an efficient manner.

  • Interface with production units and understanding of customer needs.

  • Interface with site Maintenance for coordination of maintenance work and effective execution of the work management process.

  • Interface with Technology group to manage the laboratory and coordinate and support improvement programs and initiatives.

  • Drive continuous improvement projects

  • Lead by setting high standards and operational discipline.

  • Respond to personnel, laboratory, safety and environmental incidents.

  • Manage laboratory production in a safe and environmentally sound manner, supporting quality, cost and Continuous Improvement objectives.

  • Responsible for coordinating analytical support 24 hours a day.

  • Demonstrated ability to get results, meet commitments, troubleshoot and solve problems that may arise as it pertains to the business's operations.

  • Demonstrate knowledge & experience using and interpreting?key metrics used to monitor and improve laboratory performance.

  • Must have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership?skills to allow productive collaborative relationships with all levels of organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence others to achieve desired results.

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Associates or higher degree in Science OR a minimum of 5 years of experience in an analytical laboratory environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and the ability to work with a diverse population of employees.?

  • Must have fundamental understanding of Laboratory Safety Management systems.

  • Strong computer skills including MS office proficiency.

  • Ability to assess and improve individual and group performance.

  • Experience in setting and maintaining meaningful metrics to drive improvement.

  • Work hour flexibility to be the first call for a 24/7 operation.

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • A Bachelor?s Degree in Science

  • Previous leadership experience or detail supervision experience

  • Knowledge of a Laboratory Information Management System (ex. Sample Manager)

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer.?

Chemours is an E-Verify employer.

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation.?

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position.

In the spirit of customer centricity, refreshing simplicity, collective entrepreneurship, safety obsession, and unshakable integrity we are the home of some of the world?s greatest brands and greatest employees!? Learn how you could be a catalyst for change at Chemours.


At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say ?We Are Living Chemistry?.


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