Laboratory Manager


Alliance Technical Group is hiring a Lab Manager for our environmental laboratory in the Seattle, WA area. The Lab Manager executes and/or supervises all analytical and supportive procedures and practices utilized to generate quality reportable data; oversees laboratory operations, including all laboratory analysis, sample custody and control, development and enforcement of QA/QC programs, and laboratory data review and validation. An experienced bench chemistry professional whose main responsibility is to manage the operations of the designated environmental laboratory department. This includes managing the workflow in the department, managing supplies, and managing analysts and technicians. Responsible for ensuring all work is completed within the requirements of any applicable accreditations maintained by the laboratory, in a timely fashion. Also, a required participant for any internal or external audits of the laboratory operations. If you are looking to grow your career with a great company in the environmental testing industry, then apply and speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Business Partners, TODAY! We pay biweekly with great benefits, PTO, a Profit-Sharing plan, and great opportunity for career growth!

Essential Functions:
  • Manages lab staff; provides direction and training to a team of laboratory technicians and analysts in performing in-house laboratory analyses.
  • Ensure all laboratory analyses are performed correctly according to appropriate SOPs.
  • Ensure that all samples received by the laboratory are logged in according to the appropriate procedure including labeling, logging, and acknowledging.
  • Ensure instrumentation is running, troubleshoot issues, and make or coordinate repairs as needed.
  • Ensure all analysis are completed within the required turnaround times.
  • Ensure all analysis are performed within the specifications of the appropriate SOP.
  • Provide SOP updates and details for corrective actions, as needed.
  • Report non-conformances to the QAM and Laboratory Technical Director.
  • Manage laboratory personnel regarding scheduling, corrective actions, counseling.
  • Update or review updates to laboratory calculation and report templates.
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned.

Pay Range:

Salary Range: $67,000 - $90,000 per year.

Managerial Responsibilities
  • Supervises, hires, trains, provides work direction, and problem-solving assistance for employees; oversees the daily operations of other staff.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field, experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in general chemistry laboratory, or 4 years' experience in an appropriate laboratory.
  • Master's Degree in an applied science discipline can substitute for 2 years' experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of EPA Methodology in area of oversight
  • Detailed knowledge (operational, technical, and troubleshooting) of instrumentation utilized in the assigned laboratory or operational tools used in non-analytical departments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • General knowledge of chemistry and lab operations; ability to properly review data and reports for the various methods used.
  • Management skills: ability to lead a team and provide training and guidance.
  • Excellent skill level in Microsoft Office programs, including Work, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both with internal customers and external vendors.
  • Professional behavior and appearance.
  • Ability to be organized and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, follow up on pending issues, meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Ability to read, count, and write to accurately complete all documentation.

At Alliance, we are committed to fostering a workplace and community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values. We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment not only enriches our organization, but also strengthens our ability to innovate, collaborate, and succeed.

Alliance Technical Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.