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Semi-Volatiles Department Manager - Eurofins Environment Testing USA - Seattle, WA

Eurofins USA
Times Square, Washington, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

This position is managerial position. The Manager is responsible for the overall operations of the volatile organics department. These responsibilities include but are not limited to meeting client satisfaction goals, managing the human resources within the department, and ensuring health and safety and quality assurance plan compliance. Serves as a technical resource to department employees, as well as Project Managers, sales personnel, and clients. Make recommendations to laboratory management in regard to process improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Develops and monitors group analysis schedules based on current and projected workloads and staffing.

* Accountable to meet On Time Delivery goal of greater than 90% within department.

* Responsible for the consistent and proper use of backlog training and update process.

* Supervises analyses on potentially hazardous samples.

* Reviews and interprets results from samples analyzed.

* With quality control, determines acceptable corrective actions for the nonconformance occurring within his/her group.

* Interviews and evaluates candidates for job openings within area of responsibility.

* Initiates improvements to procedures process, work methods, equipment performance and quality of service.

* Responsible for upholding and enforcing Company policies, including but not limited to, Quality, Safety, Standard Operating Procedures, Ethics, and Harassment.

* Develops and reviews standard operating procedures for the group, as needed, to address new or revised analytical methods.

* Acts as problem solver for unique technical situations, making recommendations on data acceptability.

* Communicates department issues and provides status reports to Laboratory Management.

* Recommends process improvements to improve efficiency.

* Sets standards for and monitors productivity within the group.

* Responsible for controlling costs within the group.

* Conducts subordinate annual formal performance evaluations, goals and development.

* Responsible for maintenance of inventory within his/her group.

* Monitors subordinates' work daily to ensure both satisfactory productivity as well as compliance.

* May prepare and analyze samples for analysis based on method requirements.

* May upload data files to reporting system.

* May review data produced in assigned department and authorizes its release.

* Expected to champion Health & Safety and assume ownership for the safety of those employees within her/his responsibility.

* Participates in subordinates career planning process, evaluations, and training. Initiates actions leading to their professional development (targeted training, temporary job assignments, etc.)

* Interprets company, divisional and laboratory policies and procedures to subordinates.

* Trains subordinates on work procedures.

* Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, bonus distribution, disciplinary measures or termination actions.

* Familiarity with GC/FID, GC/MS, GC/ECD and other methodologies. Familiarity with established procedures, for the preparation and documentation of samples using GC, GC/MS, 8270, 625, 8081, 8011, NWTPH Dx and other methodologies


At least 8 year's analytical experience, or combination, at company or equivalent experience elsewhere. Bachelor's degree in Chemistry is preferred. 3+ years supervisor experience is preferred.

Additional Skills

• Analytical and/or General Science

• Quality Assurance

• Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures

• Laboratory safety rules and chemical hazards

• Maintenance of laboratory instruments

• Advanced knowledge of laboratory procedures and methodology

• Human Resource policies and procedures

• Effective communication skills

• Computer skills

• Strong organizational and time management skills

• Problem solving skills

• Supervisory and management skills

• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple priorities

• Complete work within time and quality constraints

• To confront and successfully resolve both day-to-day and nonroutine, complex problems

• Plan, set and attain goals

• Effectively lead employees andtrain employees on Standard Operating Procedures

Additional Information

Full-time position Monday- Friday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Candidates within commutable distance of Seattle, WAare encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website .

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Governmentvaccination mandates MAY apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in the US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates may apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants may be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment. In addition, certain positions require travel for which vaccination is required in accordance with Eurofins policy.
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