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Environmental Laboratory Team Lead

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, US
Closing date
May 21, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description

Our Wheat Ridge, CO laboratory is looking for a Team Lead to join their Metals team! The Team Lead is to oversee the daily production of a team of technicians and analysts in the laboratory, under the guidance of the Laboratory Supervisor and Laboratory Manager. This position will lead by example and ensure the work being done by their team is completed in a safe, efficient and timely manner and is performed in compliance with SGS' Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They are responsible for giving guidance to current employees as well as helping train new analysts and technicians.

Job Functions

Coordinate workflow through the department to ensure turnaround times are met

Work with the Department Supervisor to manage staff and instrumentation resources to maximize sample throughput and ensure production targets are met

Lead by example when processing samples to ensure that the team follows the lab's SOPs

Use LIMS to ensure that samples are processed appropriately and update the samples' status in LIMS as required

Apply technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples processed by yourself or members of the team

Assist with preparation of spiking solutions, surrogate solutions, and other special formulation solutions

Help implement best practices in the laboratory to maximize operational efficiency and maintain data quality that meets or exceeds industry standards

Demonstrate good leadership through effective planning, delegating and empowering subordinates appropriately, and leading by example

Manage people and performance daily, acting quickly and decisively when required

Ensure staffing levels are appropriate for sample volumes and that staff are properly trained to perform their assigned duties

Work with the Departmental Supervisor to oversee hiring and training competent laboratory personnel. Assist with the training of new analysts to become productive members of the team

Ensure the lab's operating supplies inventory is appropriate for current workloads

Appropriately follow safety requirements for the work that is done and ensure that your team members are also following these requirements

Immediately address safety problems as they arise in the lab (i.e. hood use, safety glasses, methylene chloride handling) to minimize exposure and maximize safe practices

Actively promote a strong culture of safe laboratory practices and the maintenance of a safe working environment

Keep supervisory and management teams informed of any potential problems. Provide information to supervisory and managerial staff as appropriate on instrumentation, production, and staff issues

Performs other duties as required

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