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Manager of Laboratory Services in Washington, MO at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Manager of Laboratory Services who is responsible for various aspects of the Laboratory services research, development, and quality control processes. This role establishes laboratory goals, manages compliance requirements, coordinates material and production schedules, and maintains information reporting databases. Additionally, this role develops and utilizes business metrics to achieve organizational expectations. This position will be located in Washington, MO.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Engineered Structures, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of titanium aero ingots and mill products—and a leader in highly-engineered, multi-material structures for aircraft. We combine metallurgical expertise in titanium and aluminum with vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities—including casting, forging, extruding, hot forming, machining and 3D printing—to produce innovative products for the aerospace, defense and oil and gas markets.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages processes required for research, development, or quality control of Laboratory products and services; most relative, those engaged in performing chemical and physical analyses and testing;
  • Ensures that all Laboratory policies and processes in practice align with organizational goals and compliance requirements;
  • Establishes departmental goals and operations schedules;
  • Establishes and maintains lab metrics to manage performance to meet expected outputs;
  • Manages NADCAP certification and compliance for the Laboratory;
  • Manages customer compliance requirements for the Laboratory;
  • Upkeep of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), Laboratory retest log;
  • Develops and maintains detailed and structured training material for laboratory equipment and processes;
  • Maintains daily and weekly work schedules and Kronos timekeeping records for all Laboratory hourly employees;
  • Provides leadership for up to 25 laboratory professionals;
  • Handles waste material properly and ensures proper container, labeling, storage and shipping procedures are followed per the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Arconic (AES) procedures;
  • Responds to chemical, oil or acid spills appropriately using onsite spill response and training provided in accordance with RCRA and ATEP procedures;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing or lab environment;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy, Engineering, Material Science or related field from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing or lab environment;
  • Possess excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills;
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, employee relations, quality, productivity and cost;
  • Demonstrated experience in a lead/management position;
  • Advanced skill level in Microsoft Office;
  • Experience with SAP and/or LIMS.