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Laboratory Manager


Plant City, FL

Posted 2 months ago

Seeking a Laboratory Manager for a direct hire opportunity in Plant City, FL. Our client is one of the most trusted suppliers of membrane chemicals for Reverse Osmosis/Nanofiltration and Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration systems. The Laboratory Manager will play a role by leading laboratory operations, overseeing analytical testing procedures, and contributing to quality improvement and throughput in the laboratory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Laboratory Management

  • Lead a team of 10-15 professionals and technicians, managing day-to-day laboratory operations to ensure efficient workflow, resource allocation, and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Improve efficiency and throughput of the services provided by the laboratory.
  • Schedule work efficiently.
  • Review all assembled reports to ensure quality.
  • Oversee equipment maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Keep ISO documentation and SOPs up to date.
  • Develop and implement quality control procedures to maintain high standards of accuracy and precision in the data and report generation.
  • Manage inventory and procurement of laboratory supplies, chemicals, and consumables.
  • Execute analytical methods for water and membrane analysis, including but not limited to, chemical composition analysis, membrane performance evaluation, and contaminant detection.
  • Understand the principles and be able to interpret data from a variety of analytical instruments and techniques. Experience with instruments such as ICP-OES, TOC, Zeta potential, Streaming Potential, IC, SEM-EDS, Raman, FTIR, and UV-Vis is a plus.

Team Management

  • Supervise and mentor laboratory staff, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback to foster professional growth and development.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork, communication, and knowledge sharing among team members.
  • Delegate tasks effectively, prioritize workload, and manage deadlines to meet project timelines and deliverables.

Project Management 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and execute laboratory experiments, research projects, and product development initiatives.
  • Track project progress, analyze data, and prepare technical reports, presentations, and documentation for internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, innovation, and cost optimization to enhance laboratory efficiency and productivity.
Contact the Recruiter:
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Tracy Vistine
VP of Talent Acquisition
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Tracy Vistine
VP of Talent Acquisition
I want to convey my appreciation for Tracy’s time, effort, and consideration throughout the recruitment process. I genuinely value the professionalism, insightful questions, and constructive feedback that she provided during our interactions. I was and continue to be impressed by the culture and accomplishments of Messina.
– Brian C. | Director of Project Management
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