Quality Control Lab Supervisor

Job Family Group:

Quality Management


Bold. Energetic. Ingenious.Genuine.These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we re so glad!

How you will impact Ingevity:

Safety: Supervise and promote safe practices and work environment in all activities. Conduct safety stand downs, as needed, and lead all safety improvements or issues with a sense of care and urgency for the lab personnel.

Leadership: Supervise the performance of the lab personnel to ensure the integrity of all tests, related equipment, and people resources. Serve as a central point of contact for other departments in the organization.

  • Manage day-to-day activities for the lab based on company and departmental priorities.
  • Treat issues related to customer needs or delivery with a sense of urgency while still maintaining a high standard of test accuracy and results.
  • Demonstrate ability to coach, mentor, and help improve laboratory personnel skill sets. Set the example for attitude and professionalism.
  • Be a servant leader by setting the direction for the area and providing the resources and support the personnel need to achieve results.

Team Work: Promote good team work skills within and outside of the quality department. Convey an attitude of service while holding individuals accountable for daily tasks. Help lead lab personnel to continuously challenge and improve departmental standards, skill sets, and the flow and efficiency of lab activities. Lead 5S efforts.

Communication: Effectively communicate information to appropriate individuals in a timely manner. Verify and clarify the needs of internal and external customer base for job assignments.

  • Create dialogue with other team members to draw ideas and viewpoints on activities. Actively listen to the needs of the lab personnel and effectively communicate them to the quality manager and other departments, where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other site lab supervisors and provide support as appropriate.

Technical: Demonstrate basic skills in quality. These include, but are not limited to the following: Establishment and execution of laboratory techniques and equipment, development of testing and daily reports, understanding of data accuracy and precision, understanding of calibration procedures and gage reliability, inspection and containment of defective product, understanding of SPC, ability to write, revise, and issue SOPs, and internal concessions.

  • Monitor and support QC laboratory data systems, such as SAP, Proficy, and other databases.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve related to lab equipment, procedures and quality processes.
  • Maintain documentation of lab related quality systems and implement procedures, to include training of laboratory personnel.
  • Insure all lab systems meet Quality System Requirements for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949.

Self-Development: Personally committed to actively improve personal performance and knowledge (via education, professional memberships, recertification).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Establish accurate and achievable goals to quantify continuous improvement and monitor progress,
  • Maintain and improve established SPC systems,
  • Perform annual MSA (Measurement System Analysis) for testing instrumentation, systems and procedures,
  • Maintain supply inventories and equipment for the laboratory.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor s degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering, or Quality is required.
  • 5+ years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment is required.
  • Prior leadership experience is required.
  • Good understanding of quality systems and lab experience are required.
  • Computer proficiency with MS: Word, Excel, and Access are required.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Hands-on experience with SPC/SQC.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of SAP, Proficy, Minitab is a plus
  • Six Sigma training/certification, IATF, and ASQ certifications are also a plus

Relocation assistance is available.

This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.

Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

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