Lab Supervisor in Chandler, AZ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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Job Description

Growing materials science company in Phoenix is looking to add an experienced Lab Supervisor to their Materials Testing lab.  Join our tenured team of professionals to develop industry leading products.  This position will be working Monday - Friday during the day, offer a solid benefits package, and have the opportunity to grow with the company.  This position will fill as soon as a well fitting candidate is identified - so send in your resume today! 

Job Description:

The Lab Supervisor is responsible for supervision of all sealant engineering technicians located in the facility, all operation functions of the sealant engineer lab, lab work when necessary and quality control operations for the materials produced at the facility. Lab operations functions include inventory and control of incoming experimental raw materials and documentation, inventory and control of incoming production lab sample raw materials and documentation, lab equipment in proper working order, lab cleanliness, lab equipment calibration, assignment of work to technicians, training of technicians, and communication of lab work to the engineering function.

Quality Control functions include ensuring that required testing for raw materials and finished goods are completed in a timely manner, results records are kept accurately and completely, sample submissions for agencies are completed according to the quality assurance manual and a thorough knowledge of the quality assurance manual. All tasks must be performed in accordance with safety protocols.

Lab tests will include physical testing of raw materials and final products and include: viscosity, flash point, pH, boiling point, flow tests, ball press tests, and specific gravity, and others.


1.   Assure that the lab operation is staffed with qualified and trained personnel to perform required functions accurately and on time.

2.   Organization and assignment of functions to supervised employees.

3.   Interviewing, hiring and training of additional lab employees as needed.

4.   Supervising lab employees, including performance reviews, scheduling personal time, enforcing company personnel and safety policies.

5. Understanding overall plant operations, and establishing good, positive working relationships with other plant departments and personnel.

6.   Maintain works areas and equipment in a neat,  clean and organized manner


  1. Maintain records of raw materials accurately and completely
  2. Assure assigned lab work is carried out correctly in accordance with the quality control manual and in a timely manner.
  3. Perform, coordinate, and supervise, as needed, performance of required raw materials and finished product  quality assurance  testing and reporting.
  4. Determine quality of produced products and communicate specification conformance and warehouse designations to other departments as required.
  5. Prompt entry of quality control and other testing results obtained into computer data bases and files as required.
  6. Prepare reports and issue to other company personnel as required.
  7. Supervision, training, and monitoring of additional technicians as required to assure proper results are obtained.
  8. Sample preparation, verification, coordination, submission, follow up, and communication with agencies to obtain needed product approvals.
  9. Performing all functions in accordance with Company Safety requirements.
  10. Assure that lab testing and other equipment is maintained in proper working condition, is calibrated, and is functioning appropriately.
  11. Maintain   all lab working areas and space in a neat, clean, organized and safe manner.
  12. Maintaining required data files for test results and reports.
  13. Assist  production as needed to assure appropriate product quality is achieved.
  14. Cooperation with employees in other departments regarding performance of assigned duties and other company activities.
  15. The preceding list is representative of the duties assigned to this position and may not be all inclusive.  Other tasks may be assigned by  the plant manager.
  16. Must be willing and able to work overtime and various shifts when required.


1.         Quality of functioning of the plant Quality Control Lab functions

2.         Quality and completeness of supervision of other lab employees

3.         Accuracy, completeness and timeliness of testing performed and reporting.

4.         Quality of relationships with other plant supervisors and management

5.         Professional level at which communications with others, and phone calls, mail, and messages are directed to the appropriate people.

6.         Cleanliness and orderliness of lab work areas and equipment.

7.         Conformance with company work, discipline and safety  policies and procedures.          

8.         Attendance and tardiness record

9.         Effectiveness of monitoring and maintaining product specification conformance with required limits.


1.         Minimum of 3 years performing lab testing procedures.  Minimum 1 year supervisory experience is required. 

2.         Must have a minimum of a high school diploma.  Additional college education is desirable. 

3.         Must be proficient with typical office computer operations and programs including e-mail, internet, spread sheets and data bases.

4.         Must have good communication skills

5.         Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

6.         Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.