Laboratory Manager ( Gas/Petrochemical Products)

SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd| Date Posted: 8-May-2019
EA Licence No: 10C4942|EA Personal Registration No: 1221389
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Experienced, Manager
Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

  • To plan, organize, manage and control day to day operations of the laboratory to meet all Clients’ (internal and external) requirements within budgeted operating costs.
  • To ensure that all laboratory technical functions are in accordance with SAC SINGLAS standards of quality.
  • To uphold the safety standards of the laboratory at all times.
  • To manage all laboratory employees, their competence, welfare and behavior.
  • Stand in as Deputy to the Section Heads and Laboratory Quality Manager in their absence.
  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the SGS mission -specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning of Jurong Island laboratories.
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support teams through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence.
  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls of the laboratory, ensuring optimal use of facility within budgets.
  • Represent Senior Management on the ground making day to day decisions that support the improvement, development and expectations of the business lines.
  • Manage the attendance, discipline and welfare of the laboratory employees including their development, growth and safety.
  • Manage the organization of processes, procedures and fiscal documents in a manner that information is kept discreet and in a professional order.
  • Hold regular meetings with Laboratory employees to ensure they are kept informed of all progress, expectations, and updates.
  • Supervise and coach employees on a continual basis to optimise use of their skills and knowledge.
  • Conduct regular technical audits of the laboratory capability, technical standards, procedures, equipment and staff and make appropriate recommendations for improvement.
  • Provide regular reports to senior management on the capability and serviceability of equipment and instrumentation in the laboratory.
  • Maintain laboratory safety standards through regular safety audits of facility, features and environment.
  • Organize clients’ tour of laboratory facilities, provide client advice and resolve client queries.
  • To control, issue and approve all standard and non standard laboratory procedures.
  • To authorize and review laboratory purchase orders and to ensure that all jobs are priced in accordance with prevailing rate (contract or quoted) to allow correct preparation of invoice.
  • To develop and manage a system of Laboratory Key Performance Indicators to highlight efficiency and best practices or areas for improvement to laboratory staff at all levels.
  • Responsible for Health and Safety in the laboratory.
  • Develop and train staff to the required levels of expertise and administer division performance appraisal techniques in a timely manner.
  • Apply discipline and grievance procedures in accordance with HR policies and to inform
  • HR of all employee related matters so that a consistent approach is achieved.
  • To ensure that staffing levels are suitable for workload and controlled to budget levels.
  • Where necessary, to take active role in interviewing and selection of new staff.
  • Support the implementation of the Division’s QA program as per the QA manual in all sections of the Laboratory.
  • Ensure the Divisional and Group policies are implemented.
  • To assist the Division Manager in the preparation of responses to major laboratory quotations, bids and tenders.
  • Ensure that all operations are conducted within clients and recognized industry health and safety regulations.
  • To ensure all laboratory equipments are fit for purpose and fully maintained, and where appropriate, assist in the preparation of CAPEX justification for new or replacement units.
  • To provide input to annual budget process, including CAPEX requests.
  • To plan, schedule and conduct maintenance (overhaul) of Cetane/Octane engines
  • To ensure that Cetane/Octane engines are in optimal operational conditions; and provide assistance, testing / coaching staff in operation of the engines

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Business Management / Engineering or related field
  • Minimum five years of working experience in management position
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate a team towards a common goal
  • Technical knowledge and experience in related fiel
  • Able to work independently and to coordinate several activities simultaneously
  • Able to interact with all levels of management, suppliers and client
  • Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skill
  • Acts quickly and decisively; able to make tough calls
  • Works well under pressure, challenges status qu
  • Applies judgment and acts according to the SGS standards of ethics and integrit
  • Diverse Management
  • Drive and lead with strong people management ability across diversified culture
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SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd