Laboratory Supervisor

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Date: Jul 14, 2024

Location: Clifton, NJ, US, 7012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor


Job Location: Clifton, New Jersey 

Job Type: Full-Time


Type of Role: On-site


About Lubrizol  

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit


We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Laboratory Supervisor


Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the Personal Care and Home Care industry. We're looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team. 


What You'll Do:


As a Laboratory Supervisor, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation by being responsible of coordinating and organizing the activities within the Quality Control Laboratory daily. The Laboratory Supervisor is also responsible to ensure that quality related documents are accurately maintained under ISO9001, RSPO, and RC14001 guidelines.. 


What We're Looking For:

  • Coordinates with Plant Management on production and batch priorities.
  • Organizes and supervises the analytical activities within the Laboratory daily.
  • Reviews and revises all quality related documents to support ISO9001, RSPO, RC14001, and GMP requirements. This includes standard operating procedures, analytical test methods, and internal specifications.
  • Represents the Clifton Quality Control Laboratory on technical matters including corporate plant meetings, customer complaints, and corrective actions for complaints.
  • Provides support as required to the laboratory technicians by analyzing in-process samples provided by the production department. Based on sample results, provides instructions to production personnel based on the analytical results obtained. Enters final analysis into the SAP computer system for generation of a certificate of analysis.
  • Coordinates the analysis and/or review of the certificate of analysis of incoming raw materials and provides a status of release.
  • Performs laboratory work as required to help troubleshoot process and batch problems. Provide recommendations to Plant Manager and Plant Engineer.
  • Schedules the preparation and standardization of reagents and titrants.

  • Coordinates with the Warehouse Manager, Production Planner, and regional contacts on retesting and recertification requirements for Clifton products.
  • Assists with the preparation of samples for external and internal customer shipments.
  • Represents and supports the site with customer audits.
  • Represents the Quality Control Laboratory on technical related matters, including the site’s Management of Change Procedure.
  • Assures that laboratory generated hazardous waste is properly handled.
  • Monitors and places requisitions for laboratory related supplies as needed.
  • Coordinates micro testing for the site.
  • Coordinates the recertification of laboratory equipment.
  • Schedules and maintains the site’s Laboratory Certification Program.
  • Assures that daily housekeeping requirements are maintained in the Laboratory.
  • Understands the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Follows all plant safety, security, and ethics rules.
  • Gets along with others and is a team player. 


Skills That Make a Difference: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or school, preferably in chemistry.
  • 5+ years of quality control experience in chemical manufacturing.
  • 1-year leadership experience with good leadership skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the safe handling of chemicals, the use of laboratory equipment, and laboratory safety procedures.
  • Must have good organizational skills and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. 


Perks and Rewards That Inspire: 

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment
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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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