Laboratory Manager I
Company: Core Laboratories
Posted on: September 5, 2019
LABORATORY MANAGER I
Supervises and performs routine and/or advanced laboratory tests or
geological studies to determine rock properties and characteristics
as designated by the Petroleum Services clients. Supervises all
laboratory operations, personnel and safety programs in the
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
* Read and understand all analysis, quality and safety standards in
English. Broad understanding of theory and application of
analytical tests and laboratory practices.
* Set up, adjust and operate all laboratory equipment, quality
systems and safety programs and train laboratory staff in the
correct testing, quality and safety practices in accordance with
applicable standards, company policies and sound laboratory
* Assist in or perform basic analytical tests from well-defined
standards and procedures as required by operational
* Supervise and monitor the calibration of laboratory instruments
and verify that all technicians, analysts and engineers,
petrophysical and geology professionals under the Manager s
supervision are trained and qualified to calibrate designated
instruments and maintain proper calibration records.
* Exercise, and require lab employees to exercise, procedural,
safety and quality requirements specified in both Core Laboratories
Safety and Environmental Manual and operation safety specific
programs and company policies.
* Monitor personal and staff technical, safety and policy training.
Determine that laboratory employees receive appropriate training in
core and/or geology analysis, hazardous materials disposal, and
other safety, performance and compliance training required by the
materials tested and handled, and applicable regulations.
* Supervise laboratory employees and ensure their compliance with
acceptable work habits, safety requirements, company policies,
compliance to standards and policies, accuracy of test results,
attitude, attendance, time keeping, and all other aspects of their
* Laboratory Managers shall promptly report to their supervisor
when any lab employee does not meet company performance or behavior
* Ensure that samples to be tested are properly prioritized for
testing; review test results and compare them with specifications
or typical test results (if any).
* Understand and be able to complete laboratory raw data sheets and
make accurate entries into Petroleum Services laboratory s computer
* Maintain all required quality control documents and have
documents available for audit at all times.
* Monitor the operation and profitability of the laboratory.
* Purchase (with proper approval) and maintain laboratory equipment
necessary to service customer requirements at the location.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable
individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential job
functions when safety is not compromised. A 90-day initial review
period applies to Laboratory Managers, during which time the
Laboratory Manager candidate and Petroleum Services will assess the
candidate s suitability for the job.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A college degree in natural or physical science or mathematics, or
at least five years of related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructional and technical
materials relating to technical procedures, quality management,
safety; and, were applicable, government regulations. Ability to
write applicable reports and correspondence clearly. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from
supervisors, customers and laboratory staff.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Basic
understanding of statistics. Ability to compute rate, ratio,
percent, and quantities (linear, volumetric, or weight) and to read
and interpolate applicable data and tables. Able to draw and
interpret applicable graphs and control charts.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.
Ability to (1) supervise and direct other employees in the
laboratory so that the efficiency of the laboratory operations and
equipment remains high; (2) maintain applicable laboratory safety
programs and good housekeeping practices in the laboratory; (3)
understand and satisfy all laboratory quality requirements; (4)
ensure that laboratory testing is performed and reported promptly
and accurately in accordance with applicable standards; (5) show
the potential to develop leadership skills with employees.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Familiarity with basic computer skills in word processing and
spreadsheet programs is required.
Laboratory Managers are expected to exhibit professional appearance
and attitude. They are also expected to motivate fellow employees
to act in harmony. Willingness and ability to meet and interact
with the Petroleum Services customers is required. Laboratory
Managers are also required to visit customers periodically to
maintain their business relationship with Petroleum Services.
Laboratory Managers must be ready to accept job assignments at any
time, including scheduled days off. Attendance and active
participation at monthly safety meetings is required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver s license and a good driving record.
The physical demands described here are representative, but not
necessarily all-inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
certain disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety
is not compromised.
Physical Qualifications for Laboratory Managers
Laboratory management and testing staff are required to meet the
following physical qualifications:
Pass the drug and alcohol test specified by Core Laboratories for
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects,
tools, or controls; talk or hear; and test or smell. The employee
frequently is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or
Laboratory personnel must regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds
and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions when safety is not compromised.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be
exposed to mercury, crude oil and other oil-field liquids, as well
as solvents and other chemicals.
An Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Females, Veterans,
Disabled and Other Protected Groups
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