Aleris

  • Lab Supervisor - Physical Testing

    Function
    Tech, R&D and Engineering
    Relocation Available
    No
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China.  We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.

     

    Our Lewisport plant is seeking to add a talented Lab Supervisor to our team. The purpose of this role is to provide physical, mechanical, and chemical testing expertise, support, and leadership while providing support for the improvement of plant lubrication systems.

    Responsibilities Include

    • Always work in a safe manner; within the policies and procedures of Aleris Rolled Products-Lewisport, and the Technical Area.
    • Perform the work assigned by the Quality Systems Manager within expected guidelines
    • Maintain the ISO 17025 accreditation and IATF 16949 compliance in the PT Laboratory and provide support to the Chemical and Quantometer Laboratories by fulfilling your accountabilities outlined in the system.  Likewise, maintain independence of influence that may jeopardize or affect the judgment and integrity of the quality system within the laboratory, including production pressures from our in-house customers.
    • Supervise the Physical Testing Laboratory within budget and agreed levels of service ensuring equipment reliability with minimal liability.  Support as required Spectrographic (FTIR and OES) and Chemical laboratories.
    • Maintain understanding of current industry standards for which we provide certifications or special testing.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with outside technical bodies, consultants, colleagues outside of Aleris, and universities to understand current developments in laboratory testing and analysis.
    • Develop and maintain work instructions for the PT Lab, support Chemical and Quantometer Labs as required.
    • Develop the capabilities of your direct reports through effective task assignments, coaching, and reviews.
    • Develop knowledge of Chemical and Quantometer Lab requirements to support cross-functional activities and provide supervision coverage and/or assistance if needed.

    Required Qualifications

    • Four-year degree in a technical, science or related field is required.
    • 3-5 years experience in a laboratory or testing environment is required.  
    • Proven ability to lead a team.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills needed. 
    • Microsoft Office proficiency required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Background in aluminum manufacturing Statistical Process Control (SPC), statistical analysis and continuous improvement principles preferred.  
    • Previous automotive launch experience strongly preferred.
    • 3+ years experience supervising a team of at least 3+ direct reports.

    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who meet the qualifications and are most closely aligned with the requirements of the positions.

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