Laboratory Manager

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Bellingham, WA
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Job Type:  Full Time


The Laboratory Manager has overall responsibility for the everyday operations of the laboratory. He/she will keep the Lab Director informed of all laboratory needs. The Laboratory Manager/Supervisor is responsible for arranging instrumental calibrations, sample and analytical assignments, maintaining original data for calibrations and daily quality control, reviewing final reports, and record-keeping and physical maintenance of the laboratory. The Lab Manager/ Supervisor is responsible for arranging the outside support services and record-keeping as well. This includes instrument service contracts, if any, subcontracting sample analysis, etc.


. Serving as a focal point for QA/QC and being responsible for the oversight and review of quality control data on a routine basis.

  • Preparing corrective and preventative action reports for all matters related to QA/QC and keeping all records for review.
  • Following up on nonconformances, investigative preventative action, and implementing appropriate corrective actions.
  • Ensuring technically correct analysis on a daily basis. Address all technical issues that arise from routine analysis and confer with the Lab Director on issues of a less routine nature.
  • Coordinate and schedule lab assignments to lab technicians. Help in testing when the laboratory is busy.
  • Receiving, compiling and verifying the data resulting from lab testing. Must document and maintain accurate records for all customer quality control samples.
  • Analyzing and compiling quality control sample results to ensure operating efficiency of the process and/ or testing equipment.
  • Provide training to laboratory analysts. Act as liaison between laboratory technicians and Lab Director as well as between laboratory technicians and Operations.
  • Controlling the lab equipment and supply inventory. Coordinate the replacement or repair of faulty equipment and supplies. Must also perform instrument calibrations and maintain verifications as per schedule.
  • Will provide backup to Lab Director by handling issues that arise in his absence.


The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience in the petroleum industry or an associate’ Degree and/or 5+ years experience in the Petroleum industry.

  • The individual must possess strong managerial experience and interpersonal skills, as well as technical and theoretical knowledge of laboratory operations.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with employees and outside consultants, executive management, and colleagues.
  • Thorough understanding of safety and training issues.

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