Laboratory Supervisor

Bureau Veritas Laboratories - Burnaby, BC (4 months ago)

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Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Bureau Veritas Laboratories might be the place for you!

Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.

Bureau Veritas Laboratories is looking for a

LABORATORY SUPERVISOR – Product Testing Services (Organic Chemistry)

As a LABORATORY SUPERVISOR, your primary responsibilities are:

Lead and develop staff

Lead a team of Lab Technicians, Analysts, Scientists and Scientific Specialists
Ensure staff receive adequate training and are qualified to complete procedures with strict adherence to Study Plans, SOPs and WIs
Complete and maintain training and qualification records
Set objectives, evaluate employee performance and provide constructive feedback
Coach and mentor staff
Provide training on methods, instrumentation and software
Work with employees in the development of their career path
Maintain a positive work environment for employees
Chair team meetings
Recruit new lab staff

Technical expertise

Serve as a technical resource for lab staff, customers, client services, quality assurance and lab management
Review analytical requests for to ensure they are achievable and direct
Troubleshoot instrument and equipment issues
Write, review and approve analytical methods
Participate in internal and external laboratory audits

Laboratory operations

Schedule daily laboratory activities to ensure timely delivery of results
Monitor and maintain appropriate lab supplies
Ensure instruments are maintained, calibrated and in good working order
Ensure that employees adhere to SOPs and WIs
Ensure proper, complete and timely documentation of non-conformances, management of change, responses to audit findings and corrective actions

Health and safety

Understand and adhere to Supervisor responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Bureau Veritas policies
Provide information, instruction and assistance to staff to maintain the health and safety of employees and the environment
Conduct bi-weekly PPE audits
Participate in monthly worksite inspections of their area
Ensure hazard assessments and critical task analyses are completed
Monitor staff and hold them accountable for their individual safety performance
Conduct regular safety tailgate meetings with staff

You are the ideal LABORATORY SUPERVISOR if you have:
Post-secondary education, B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree and a minimum of 4-6 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 4 years of experience in operating a variety of analytical instruments including IC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, and LC-MSMS
Extensive experience with instrument software, such as Agilent Chemstation/Masshunter, Analyst, and/or Thermo Chromeleon
5 years of experience in specific environment of which two (2) years are at a leadership level
Analytical problem-solving skills; working on problems of a diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
Exceptional team building, training and coaching skills
Strong time-management, multi-tasking and priority setting skills
Good judgement and response to resolve employee relation issues
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and work in a fast-paced environment
Strong computer skills
Attention to detail and always follow SOPs and WI
Accurate record keeping skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.

When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work. Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success. Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs.

Our purpose: shaping a world of trust.

Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility … This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society.

Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.

We respect our people and believe in our talents.

We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.

We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development.

Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.

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Bureau Veritas Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations that are required. Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

Shaping a World of Trust