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Laboratory Manager

Company: Pentagon Technologies
Location: Hayward
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Pentagon Technologies is looking for a Lab Manager to run our ICP-MS and LPC Laboratories! This is a leadership position that oversees all aspects of the lab from the development and execution of methodologies internally and with customers, to building a well-trained team for analytical testing of samples extracted from parts and surfaces in a safe and qualitative manner.
The ideal candidate will possess analytical and critical thinking abilities to be able to evaluate, and interpret information and procedures, to make timely decisions while functioning in a fast-paced, changing work environment. They must possess organizational skills to meet deadlines and assist staff in multi-research studies. This candidate should be comfortable working in an office and cleanroom environment including cubicles and/or in and around shipping/receiving docks, stock rooms, storage locations, and laboratory environments. Extensive sitting and walking may be required. May pass through areas where chemical-based allergens may be in use (such as Nitric, sulfuric, etc).
Able to supervise all employees within the ICP-MS and LPC Laboratories.
Essential Job functions include :

  • ICP-MS Ion Coupling Plasma Mass-spectrometry) experience and understanding of the theory and full operation of an ICP-MS instrument.
  • IC (ION-Chromatography) experience. Thermo-fisher models
  • Conducts a wide variety of laboratory procedures; performs challenging and detail-orientated lab work in QC/QA lab
  • Completes a high volume of work under limited direct supervision
  • Tests products and materials; produces compounds; records findings; operates lab equipment; develops new chemical processes and analyzes data
  • Maintains a clean, professional, and safe working laboratory environment
  • Performs automated and manual tests strictly according to approved procedures and methodology
  • Focuses on quality and integrity of samples in accordance with strict purity guidelines
  • Monitors product quality through testing
  • Utilizes automated analyzers; maintains equipment as appropriate
  • Works with various testing techniques and instrumentation
  • Maintains a high level of customer service and a friendly atmosphere
  • Ensures all necessary tests are completed in a timely manner
  • Participates in and completes all assigned training programs
  • Maintains a clean, professional, and safe working environment in the laboratory
  • Maintains a team environment with other departments
  • Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates a commitment to and support of EH&S principles and values; champions safety as necessary
  • Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this positionQualifications:
    • Masters in Chemistry or Science related field
    • 2 - 5 years experience in an analytical lab environment
    • Ability to read, interpret and follow written job instructions and directions
    • Ability to read and understand safety procedures, including OSHA standards and regulations
    • Good mechanical troubleshooting skills
    • Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and long division; ability to work with fractions and perform various mathematical conversions commonly used in the chemical industry
    • Familiar with general lab procedures and practices
    • Ability to multi-task; self-motivated; prioritizes, and follow through on assignments
    • Must be willing to work around and with chemicals, follow safety protocols, and use PPE
    • Ability to complete assignments with limited supervision
    • Experienced in various testing techniques and instrumentation
    • Maintains a high level of customer service and a friendly atmosphere
    • Prior laboratory experience helpful
    • Good communication skills, both oral and written
    • A high level of enthusiasm and motivation skills required
    • Ability to be a team player
    • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, various email and internet programs and applications
      The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities.
      Work environment:This position requires an employee to be in a lab environment. There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous. Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location. General lab noise may be experienced as well as louder sounds and vibrations when outside. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.
      ABOUT US:Pentagon Technologies, Inc. is a global company with 900+ employees and operations in over ten countries. Pentagon is a leader in providing mission-critical semiconductor parts cleaning and support services, on-site fab construction protocol and certification services, and surface particle contamination detection services and products.Our customers include the largest semiconductor chip and OEM tool manufacturers in the industry. We stay at the front of our industry through innovation and technical proficiency that is driven down to all of our processes and employees. Our industry is in the midst of unprecedented growth and shortages of computer chips.At Pentagon, we take our duty seriously to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards. To safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large, we have implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All new hires must have received at least a first vaccine dose prior to starting with Pentagon.Pentagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or applicable legally protected characteristics.We would like to thank everyone who submits their application for this position. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are unable to give status updates. If a strong match is found between your qualifications and the requirements of the position, we will contact you to further discuss your career opportunity with us.

Keywords: Pentagon Technologies, Hayward , Laboratory Manager, Healthcare , Hayward, California

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