Operations Lab Manager

at DuPont in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world.

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

Our DuPont site in Newark, DE is looking for an Operations Lab Manager . This role is a single site business role providing technical leadership and optimizes the effectiveness of analytical resources to ensure cost-competitive analytical services are provided to support manufacturing operations. This role also serves as the people leader for 5-10 lab personnel across multiple labs on site.


Lab Routine Operation:

+ Serve as a role model for EH&S, share learning, and ensure follow-up on incident investigations.

+ Facilitate analytical requests, negotiate for resources, and direct work to the proper group

+ Monitor the progress of requests and address barriers

+ Leverage best practices and analytical applications across Analytical Technologies

+ Proactively communicate with business, function, and site roles on development of Service Level Agreements and analytical issues

Technical leadership:

+ Oversee and lead troubleshooting efforts on analytical tools as required.

+ Provide coaching to the team on lab data analysis techniques like measurement system analysis, control charting, etc.

+ Develop, implement and track progress of the Site Operations Analytical Strategy

+ Identify and communicate opportunities for new and improved analytical technology

+ Facilitate the identification of opportunities and implementation of improvements

+ Represent Analytical Technologies on multidisciplinary analytical projects.

+ Coordinate resources for analytical projects and activities.

People leadership:

+ Provide people leadership for analytical roles.

+ Lead or participate in capital planning for analytical equipment.

+ Facilitate alignment of people resources to business projects and monitor progress

+ Coach and mentor new team members and assist in recruiting.

Critical Success Factors:

+ Model EH&S behavior.

+ Excellent Interpersonal Effectiveness.

+ High Initiative and Drive.

+ Service minded attitude.

+ Desire and talent to learn People Management Skills, and apply these to promote people development.

+ Able to deal with different functional cultures.

+ Knowledge of and experience in wet chemistry, chromatography, microscopy, spectroscopy, mechanical testing, and surface characterization


+ Ensure EH&S is the top priority and performance is acceptable

+ Establish the Site Operations Analytical Strategy.

+ Provide technical expertise on analytical technology and capabilities to resolve raw material, process, product and analytical problems and identify opportunities for improved technology

+ Implement technology which adds value to the businesses

+ Build a People Centric Performance Culture

+ Optimize cost-competitiveness of analytical services

+ Ensure continual improvement in the labs

+ Ensure delivery of timely and accurate analytical results per the Sample Plan and Service Level Agreements

Qualifications :

+ B.Sc. or higher education in a chemistry related field.

+ 8(+) Years experience in a technical and/or plant related role.

+ Six Sigma training requirement: Green Belt Project Leader certification or Black Belt certification recommended

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Job Posting: JC259402145

Posted On: May 05, 2024

Updated On: Jun 19, 2024

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