Characterization Lab Scientist China

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About This Position

Responsible for the startup of analytical work, and training of personnel, in the characterization lab portion of new production facilities in China 

Position-Related Responsibilities:
  • Extended stays and regular travel to and from new production facilities in China.
  • Provide leadership, train personnel and provide hands-on support to work teams and individuals.
  • Work with quality to implement structured calibration/standardization procedures for all instruments in an analytical characterization lab.
  • Support startup production line characterization measurement needs, troubleshooting and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Plan/schedule activities and meet posted schedules.  
  • Facilitate interactions with external laboratories and vendors.
  • Continued maintenance of routine procedures for qualifying new traceable and in-house standards.
  • Ensure production data reports are compiled.  Ensure analysis results are archived properly.
  • Enforce safety area rules and ensure exemplary general housekeeping within work area.
  • General employee supervision and performance management, including maintaining attendance records; approve overtime and time off, drafting employee performance reviews.
  • Review resumes, interview candidates and make hiring recommendations as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned related to creating/providing an effective Characterization operation. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or Engineering
  • At least two years’ experience in a production environment
  • At least three years' experience in an analytical laboratory setting
  • Good math, physics, written and oral communication skills
  • Mechanically and electronically inclined
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively with little supervision
  • PC's, Windows, general office software, proficient in MS Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Proficiency with JMP and GSE production data systems
  • Ability to travel overseas on a regular basis
  • Bilingual in English and Mandarin required.

All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct.