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LABORATORY MANAGER - Concrete, Agg, Cement

LABORATORY MANAGER - Concrete, Agg, Cement

Requisition ID 
2017-3200
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-IL-Romeoville
Category 
Quality Control
Product Line 
Cement
Travel 
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Company 
Lafarge North America Inc.

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Overview

LABORATORY MANAGER  -  Concrete,  Cement,  Fly Ash,  Slag,  Aggregates

Position is located in Illinois just outside of Chicago,  relocation is available. 

 
Join LafargeHolcim,  the world's largest manufacturer of building materials.  This role will be responsible for the management and support of multi-divisional product lines.   Our internal job title for this role is Material Performance Center Manager.   

 

PURPOSE

The prime purpose is to lead the safe operation of the lab, including personnel conducting testing and all visitors, provide quality and timely support in testing services (chemical, mortar, concrete, aggregates) to the three product lines as well as to the marketing group. Also to train LafargeHolcim personnel and customers on new technologies and new products and to demonstrate LafargeHolcim's technical capabilities and expertise to customers. 

 

Position is located at 1263 Lakeview Drive, Romeoville, Illinois 60446 

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote and reinforce safe laboratory operations. Completion of regular inspections, risk assessments and adherence to safety policies and standards.
  • Manage lab operations in order to meet the testing requirements of the product lines and segments.
  • Effectively support internal customers in problem-solving, special studies, product development requiring high level of technical expertise.
  • Ensure quality, timely and reliable testing services.
  • Responsible to maintain the QA/QC for fly ash, slag, and blends and support to QA/QC programs for cement and aggregates
  • Establish priorities for testing requests.
  • Improve the testing standards to be best in class through benchmarking with other external labs. Maintain CCRL and AMRL, CMEC, relevant DOTs certifications as well as LafargeHolcim’s certification.
  • Ensure lab has continuous and improved service with reliable and state-of-the-art equipment and testing procedures. Be the liaison with LCR on new testing procedures.
  • Optimize workload by maintaining knowledge of external laboratories’ capability and capacity for outsourcing needs
  • Maximize laboratory personnel productivity and contribute to their development through knowledge up-dating, structured coaching, performance reviews
  • Manage laboratory operations in a cost effective manner and within allocated budget. Prepare annual laboratory operating budget, control costs
  • Report of laboratory progress/operations/performance
  • Maintain a repository of industry and proprietary technology for reference and continuity
  • Coordinate lab activities for US LafargeHolcim employees in support to new product/technology development and customer relationship

 

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS

Direct reporting relationship to the Director, Technical Sales.  Interaction with the (3) Product Lines Management and the Cement Technical Managers (2).

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Required Education:  Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree

Additional Education Preferred:  Master's/Graduate Degree

Field of Study Preferred:  Engineering / Natural Science

Required Training/Certifications:  Member of a professional society is valued  

Required Work Experience:  

  • Minimum of 5 years of required experience in cement, concrete, or aggregate technology or in the construction industry. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a management or supervisory position

Travel Requirements:  10%

Licenses Preferred:  Member of a professional society is valued

Required Computer and Software Skills: The ability to effectively use computer software (Excel, Word, etc.) to organize and schedule work, to collect data and analyze data and to present reports   

 

 

America's Job Exchange Source Codes

AJETR+00, AJETR+01, AJETR+02 ,AJETR+03, AJETR+04, AJETR+05, AJETR+06, AJETR+07, AJETR+08

State Specific Source Code

AJETR+IL