Laboratory (QC) Supervisor at Lhoist North America in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:


Supervision of Quality Department/Laboratory

  • Direct supervision and direction of laboratory staff in daily workload and task assignment.

  • Ensure work schedules and time keeping is accurately maintained.

  • Supervise projects and special analysis as assigned.

  • Conduct preventive maintenance, repairs, and calibrations on laboratory equipment as required

Quality Control Testing

  • Maintain and oversee system to accurately sample, measure and document chemical and physical properties on all types of raw in-process and finished products following established laboratory guidelines.

  • Effectively communicate analysis results. Interpretation of what is normal and acceptable product quality; recognizing when results deviate from these levels.

  • Determine quality disposition of product as needed for out of spec and returned material

  • Work with mining, production, and sales on quality issues.

Training and Development

  • Assist laboratory technicians in understanding test procedures, data entry and reporting requirements.

  • Develop, train, and mentor laboratory technicians to improve competency, efficiency, and contributed value to LNA.

  • Trains technicians (and others as required) on laboratory specific safety and health hazards and their mitigation (i.e. chemicals, acid/base reactivity, etc.)

Reports, Record Keeping and Compliance

  • Maintaining accurate inventory of all operating supplies and consumables.

  • Provide leadership in regard to compliance with company policies and standards on Safety, Health, and Environment.

Customer Interaction

  • Communicate with customers in regard to product quality

  • Issuing Certificate of Analysis as requested by customers in a timely fashion.

ISO 9001:2015 Compliance

  • Maintain and improve upon existing Quality Management System to ensure continued certification.

  • Lead an effective internal audit program

  • Participate in internal contract reviews as the facilities' designated Quality Representative

  • Participate in management review activities, ensuring proper documentation is maintained per the requirements of the standard.

  • Maintain an effective document control program

Chemical Safety Reporting (Safety Data Sheets)

  • Maintain the system for chemical safety communications for the facility

  • Lead internal audits to ensure continued compliance

Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Good leader or supervisor experience is highly desired.

  • Must be capable of working any shift, on-call, overtime, or seven days a week, rotating shifts, if required.

  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

  • Must be able to improve working conditions (safety, quality, productivity, cost) and increase subordinates' skills and capabilities

  • Must improve and maintain a system of quality control, standard operating procedure, safety, and performance management

  • Working knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and its' requirements.

  • Must serve as designated management rep for ISO registered system. This includes maintaining internal audit schedules and maintaining list of certified auditors.

  • Serve as lead for ISO internal audits and train (or approve training) for internal auditors

  • Scheduling and facilitation of Management Reviews

  • Maintaining Document Control System

  • General ISO system registration requirement coordination

  • Ability to plan and direct the work of laboratory personnel and to train and develop an effective workforce and administrate corrective action is a plus

  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meeting all required deadlines, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills including the application of basic statistical methods

  • Good public speaking skills.

  • Good team building and people skills

  • Good time management and organizational skills

  • Capable to work in a dynamic workplace

  • Lab instruments maintenance knowledge

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meeting all required deadlines.

  • Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs.

  • Good understanding of environmental, safety and the desire to following all established procedures are required.

  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Previous SAP knowledge is a plus.

Physical Demands include, but are not limited to:

  • Tolerate working outside in severe weather conditions as well as exposure to industrial high temperature, noise and dust.

  • Access all areas within a site which could include heights of 120 feet, confined spaces, climbing ladders or stairs, and accessing tunnels.

  • Will be working in both a lab environment and in a mining process environment.

  • The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions: Extreme Heat and Cold, Noise, Vibration, Oils, and Atmospheric Conditions such as Dust, Fumes, and Metallic Particles.

  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time): Standing, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing and sitting.

  • Able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds.

Required Experience: Minimum of 2-5 years of previous project leader or supervisory quality or laboratory experience in a heavy fast paced manufacturing, construction, and/or mining/mineral processing environment is required.

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED. AA degree in Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering or technical related field or equivalent work experience in the field is desired.

Lhoist North America offers a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and vacation. LNA also supports employee work-life balance with telecommuting and compressed workweek options for many positions.

Lhoist North America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.