SOCAR Downstream Management is looking for a Laboratory Manager



Laboratory ManagerQualificationUniversity degree in Chemistry (or equivalent) in technical sciences.Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Chemical Laboratory related to Oil and Gas, Environmental Industries with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.Experience in Chemical Laboratory Quality Management System administrationKnowledge in Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025, EIAC requirements Knowledge of the statistical tools used in the evaluation of QA/QC parameters such as uncertainty evaluation, method validation, proficiency tests results evaluation.  Knowledge of the standards used for the expression of results in the reports to ensure quality aspects are covered.Good working knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)Good organization and team working skills.

Job Description

• Execute the sample & analysis plan, consisting of measurement of samples delivered, to provide quality and timely results,and the sample quality reports.

• Manages all laboratory tests’ results for the all-laboratory teams; preparation/review of all necessary reports before releasingto customers 

• Supervises the quality of the analytical operations of laboratory teams to ensure compliance of company procedures.

• Manages day to day activities on staff resources, organizes over-time management and work order (WO) prioritization whileensuring work delegation

• Verifies good laboratory operation by supervising all analyses conducted on a daily basis for different type of fluids and solids; supervises the accuracy and reliability of all laboratory tests

• Ensures turnaround times and early on time service delivery quality to the customers

• Ensures HSE for the Laboratory premises and the equipment it contains contributing non-routine superintendent.

• Conducts weekly safety toolbox meetings & Walk and Talk sessions to improve analytical and safety awareness of the staff

• Ensures the QA/QC aspects in the sections together with QA/QC Lead and Non-Routine Superintendent and supervises staff to verify the correct and effective implementation of the Laboratory Quality Assurance protocols/instructions

• Prepares and updates laboratory documentation to comply with Azerbaijani Legislation and international quality system requirements in alignment with QA/QC Specialist.

• Supports (with the QA/QC Specialist) for internal/external audits of the laboratory

• Schedules the laboratory staff and equipment to be available to support customers for lab and field associated activities (sampling when required), including arranging the supporting transportation logistics.Contact e-mail: [email protected]