LafargeHolcim - HQ

  • Laboratory Manager

    # of Openings
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Quality Control
    Product Line
    Job Locations
    Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Overview

    LafargeHolcim is a world leader in the building materials industry with assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has around 80,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 80 countries. In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people.


    We need talented, energetic people with the vision to help us in developing innovative solutions which benefit our customers and the communities we serve. We offer great career opportunities with mobility, a culture of responsibility and excellence, as well as comprehensive training programs and competitive compensation - all key reasons to join our expanding operation.


    We believe our employees are our most important asset. We offer outstanding career opportunities, family friendly benefit packages and workplace wellness programs, so you’ll have the resources, support and benefits you’ll need throughout your LafargeHolcim career.   For consideration, please apply to the job ad.



    Local relocation assistance available.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.  


    Under general supervision, oversees the operations of site laboratory facility including the review and interpretation of analytical waste material procedures and diagnostic tests to ensure only acceptable waste materials are utilized at the facility. Participates as a member of the site management team and makes recommendations for budgeting, goals and strategy.



    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
    • Supports site operating goals with regard to safety, profitability, productivity and compliance.
    • Performs routine to complex chemical analyses on waste material samples using a variety of laboratory equipment such as a gas chromatograph and atomic absorption unit to analyze chemical properties of waste materials.
    • Manages, develops, and instructs chemists in the use of analytical equipment, diagnostic procedures and interpretation of waste samples and establishes workflow, including priorities.
    • Oversees MACT testing, tank compliance and tank tender documentation, certifying the quality and content of blended waste fuel substances and communicating with the cement plant regarding analytical data.
    • Reviews and approves the interpretation of analytical test results.
    • Develops calibration tables and determines procedures for blending of waste fuel materials and tendering of tanks, in conjunction with the Production Manager. Manages special projects for the site as assigned.
    • Guided by the site Waste Analysis Plan (WAP), counsels with other Systech Lab Managers and the Technical Director on new analytical procedures, interpretation and analysis of waste materials, and training techniques or instructions for new or modified chemical procedures.
    • Maintains detailed knowledge of technical laboratory procedures and protocols used in analyzing the chemical and physical properties of waste materials.
    • Maintains an effective workforce to achieve site goals. Hires, supervises, trains, and appraises all assigned personnel.
    • Oversees site compliance with health and safety policies as required.
    • Assist in other work areas of the facility when necessary to meet site emergencies or production priorities.


    Interacts will all levels of the facility including the site manager, production manager and customer service. As this position is determining acceptable waste streams, this manager will have interaction with potential customers regarding questions about the waste stream.


    Required Education: Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree
    Field of Study Preferred: Physical or Life Sciences
    Required Work Experience: 3-5 years
    Required Computer and Software Skills: Basic Microsoft Office including Word & Excel

    Additional Requirements:

    • Excellent leadership and coaching skills
    • Decision making abilities
    • Excellent planning and follow up skills
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    • Team orientated and able to collaborate effectively across functional areas
    • Demonstrated skills in problem analysis, problem solving, and delegation



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