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Laboratory Supervisor - Chemistry

September 11 2019
Industries Consulting services
Categories Health, Medical, Chemistry, Laboratory
Saint-Laurent, QC

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Bureau Veritas Laboratories might be the place for you!

Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.

Bureau Veritas Laboratories is looking for a LABORATORY SUPERVISOR - CHEMISTRY


As a LABORATORY SUPERVISOR, your main responsibilities are:

Reporting to the Department Manager, the Supervisor plans, organizes, supervises, and controls activities related to his/her assignments.
The Supervisor works in close relationship with the other supervisors and Manager to pursue the organization's strategic objectives and makes recommendations to the Manager with respect to improvements of operations and all related policies and process effectiveness.

Responsibilities related to Operational Activities and Quality

The supervisor must ensure that the group constantly respects and improves the productivity standards and the analytical turnaround times. As part of his duties, the supervisor must:
  • Ensure that equipment and manpower are used productively and appropriately and that they meet production objectives and client demands;
  • Ensure that all processes are performed according to the methods detailed in the standard operating procedures (SOP);
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the results generated and that client deadlines are respected;
  • Provide the necessary reports and data summarizing the group's performance to the department manager;
  • Participate in the evaluation of needs for equipment and tools to support the activities;

Responsibilities related to Client Satisfaction

It is essential that the assignments for which the Supervisor is responsible for be performed in the most accurate and timely manner, since the generation of the clients' results are depended upon the operations of their department. To contribute to the quality service offered to the clients, the Supervisor must:
  • Ensure the processing of results satisfy client deadlines and strive to exceed the demands of the client;
  • Participate in the evaluation of the activities related to the operation of his/her department, identify weaknesses in the process, and make recommendations to his/her Manager in order to improve the effectiveness of the process and better meet clients' needs;
  • Ensure that results are transmitted promptly to the client;
  • Be proactive in the identification of problems and inform the appropriate person or act upon accordingly.

Responsibilities related to Human Resources Management

In order to promote the organizational values, to maintain a satisfactory and stimulating working environment, and to ensure a competent and highly effective staff within his/her group, the Supervisor must:
  • Train and integrate new analysts to the activities and quality standards related to the organization;
  • Monitor performance and ensure that his/her employee(s) get a periodic evaluation of their work;
  • Encourage teamwork and cooperation among his/her employees;
  • See that the personnel receive the necessary and appropriate support and training in order to maintain a highly competent staff;
  • Maintain a working environment that favours self-fulfillment and productivity.

Responsibilities related to Security and Accident Prevention

An important aspect of the Supervisor's responsibilities entails the participation in the implementation and maintenance of a safe working environment for the analysts and that employees are safety conscious in their actions. To this effect, the Supervisor must:
  • Ensure that the employees are aware of the organization's health and safety policies and act accordingly to prevent accidents;
  • Ensure, during coordination meetings, that safety is made a priority and clearly understood and respected by all employees.

Responsibilities related to Process and Procedure Improvement

For the organization to provide the timely delivery of accurate results the Supervisor must participate in the supervision and improvement of an efficient and productive operational department that would better meet the changing needs of the industry. To this effect, the Supervisor must:
  • Develop procedures and processes in order to improve the effectiveness and quality of the work generated in order to better meet clients' needs;
  • Participate in the upgrading and implementation of procedures and programs in order to improve overall efficiency, quality, and timely delivery of results to better meet client's needs;
  • Ensure that procedures are followed to ensure proper operation and usage of equipment;
  • Ensure a follow-up on operations to identify problems and weaknesses in order to improve processes;

You are the ideal LABORATORY SUPERVISOR if:

  • Bachelor in Chemistry or equivalent,
  • 3-5 years experience in a related field
  • Member of the Order of Chemists in Quebec is an asset
  • Essential: Bilingual, oral and written
  • Qualities: interpersonal communication, detail-oriented, organization,
    autonomous, abilities to focus, sense of urgency, multitasking, sociable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with leadership abilities
  • Good record keeping skills and attention to detail.
  • Dynamic, energetic, motivated, positive outlook.

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.
When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work. Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success. Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs.
Join our talented community of scientists and experts and apply today at http://bvlabs.com/careers/current-opportunities
Bureau Veritas Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations that are required. Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.


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