Lab Manager

£30000 per annum + negotiable
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Laboratory Manager

Position: Full time 37hr week

Walsall, West Midlands

Salary: IRO £30,000

TM Resourcing's Technical Division are currently recruiting for their adhesive manufacturing client based in Walsall.

Working in a fast paced environment, you will manage the day to day Quality Control Testing in the Laboratory supporting Production & Sales. Coordinating New Development work & formulating new products. You will be required to maintain high levels of Quality, Admin & House Keeping, work to deadlines & complying with the company's Health & Safety procedures.

Reporting to the Managing Director, your tasks will include the following:

Manage the Laboratory with responsibilities over the Laboratory Technician.

To actively oversee day to day quality control testing including competitor sample matching to existing / developmental grades.

Organise the efficient running of the Laboratory. From testing, document control to small scale production samples.

Support the Works Manager with problem solving quality issues in production, reworking & raw material placement.

Communicate well within your department & with other staff. Establish good contact with raw material suppliers particularly on quality, standard tests & certification results. Assist in the approval of purchasing alternative raw materials.

Comply with relevant H&S documentation. Monitor/measure checklists on equipment & operations as required, maintaining good housekeeping, organising storage, reducing risks.

Organise resources to ensure all duties are completed efficiently and all checks are completed thoroughly, accurately and at the right time.

Oversee checks on dispatch notes as required.

Investigate Customer technical queries, complaints, samples etc.

Develop new products & make adjustments to existing ones.

Complete accurate reports & keep clear up to date records. Utilising the formulation programme, Operating System & Label System.

Responsible for COSHH & the labelling system software, coa's, updating technical information & MSDS's.

Communicate with customers on Technical issues & Suppliers, including off site visits were required.

Monitor & report on quarantine/returns & rework.

BSI auditing & administration support.

Fire Marshall & documentation support.

Human resources Managerial support.

Desirable Qualifications:

Degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science or equivalent.

HND in Chemistry or Polymer Science or equivalent.

Previous Experience:

Managerial experience.

Formulating & batch control.

Experience working in a Laboratory Testing Environment desired.

Have previous experience in various materials testing techniques.

Experience of making decisions in a timely manner.

Satisfactory level of competence in IT skills including Microsoft Office.


Confronting Direct Reports - Deals with problem directly, reports firmly and in a timely manner.

Managing and Measuring Work - Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.

Organizing - Can marshal resources (people, material, support, etc.) to get things done.

Material testing techniques - viscometry, rheology, solids content, tack testing & coatings.


8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Thursday (1 hour lunch)

8:30am-4:30pm Friday (1 hour lunch)

To be considered for this excellent opportunity please submit your CV to Helen Mitchell ASAP.