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Laboratory Manager -

Job Reference: 11144-LM-CC

Contract type:
Full Time


Location: Wakefield

Laboratory Manager

Competitive salary & Benefits


Kinetica has a great opportunity to work for an expanding chemical company as Laboratory Manager. The right candidate will develop and manage the QC laboratory to ensure that manufactured products are produced and supplied in accordance with specifications.   

The role:

  • Recruit, train and manage QC Supervisor and Process Analysts.
  • Manage the QC lab rota and arrange overtime cover to suit the business needs
  • Provide technical support for plant processes (including out of hours)
  • Deputise for the Technical & Quality Manager as required
  • Ensure air monitoring, effluent testing, cooling water and LEV checks are performed and reported on time
  • Organise calibration of laboratory equipment and evaluation of potential new raw materials and suppliers
  • Review and update QC procedures and methods
  • Identify process improvements.
  • Identify and carry out analytical method development.
  • Arrange lab evaluation of potential new products and provide technical support.
  • Investigate nonconforming products, processes and customer complaints to determine corrective actions as necessary.
  • Contribute in quality review meetings, safety and management meetings as required
  • Write and review HACCP plans
  • Monitor and maintain the laboratory CoSHH system
  • Perform legionella monitoring of evaporative cooling and domestic water systems.
  • Manage the preparation of sample orders.
  • Stock control of QC lab reagents, glassware and equipment.



  • Degree in a Chemistry or related Scientific Discipline.
  • Experience of managing a QC laboratory with proven technical ability.
  • Strong general IT skills.
  • ISO9001 awareness.
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Claire Collinson
Telephone: 0113 2617181

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