OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • QC Lab Supervisor

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 10:07 AM)
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  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    Manages and supervises the lab on a daily basis. Responsible to schedule employees for coverage of a 24/7 operation. Must be computer proficient to navigate company used programs to ensure quality, testing, and customer samples. Responsible to delegate work and prioritize items to ensure adherence to customer specific and production needs. Order all supplies required in the lab and works with suppliers and 3rd parties to secure equipment, maintenance, calibration and purchase of necessary equipment. Must be able to troubleshoot, run equipment in the lab, and assist in achieving results to ensure customer satisfaction. At times will be required to interact with various departments within the plant, sales, corporate and customers.   Conduct audits and evaluations based on ISO9001 structure. Coordinate all ISO related paperwork and ensure documentation is updated per required SOPs. Be the backup representative when the Quality Manager is not available.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Supervise the lab on a daily basis, including employee evaluations, recognition and discipline as necessary
    • Coordinate schedules of all lab employees to ensure coverage for a 24/7 operation
    • Order all lab supplies
    • Delegate and prioritize daily and special project task to meet requirements and deadlines
    • Communicate with various departments, sales, corporate and customer as needed
    • Provide tours of the lab and the plant facility as necessary
    • Troubleshoot equipment in the lab
    • Obtain quotes for repair and purchase of equipment for lab operation
    • Enter testing into the computer programs, including putting material on hold, blocked, and release for shipment
    • Review all testing results daily including raw material COA
    • Develop, update, and troubleshoot inspection plans and COA for all materials
    • ISO9001 document controller and responsible for updating plant Quality Procedures.
    • Conduct internal and external audits to ISO9001
    • Be punctual on completion of projects

    Who you are...

    • B.S in Quality, Chemistry, Biology, MicroBiology, Engineering or an Associates degree with 3 years minimum lab experience
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Work as a self starter to resolve quality issues using a collaborative approach among employees, departments, and support groups
    • Familiar with MOC process related to system and equipment changes
    • The ability to convey knowledge to others and perform training to lab technicians
    • Provides back-up to Quality Manager when necessary
    • Ability to lead cross functional teams in the process of developing procedures and standards
    • Be firm yet flexibility when leading a diverse workforce
    • Proactive mindset to anticipate problems/solutions in advance

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in a Chemical Manufacturing environment
    • Chemical testing equipment knowledge
    • Experience leading a union workforce
    • Experience in SAP
    • Familiar with employee time management, Kronos.
    • Familiar with ISO-9001, RCA, Lean Tools

    Working Requirements

    • Must be able to work in an environment with various chemicals on a daily basis
    • Supervise employees on a daily basis, providing work guidance as necessary
    • Have flexibility in work hours as production and other responsibilities dictate
    • Show up for work as required, be punctual
    • This position reports to the Mogadore Quality Manager
    • This is a salary exempt position with on call responsibilities

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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