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Lab Manager

Reports to: Branch Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for operations and supervision of Lab. personnel. Accountable for keeping the Branch Manager all laboratory testing issues and needs, instrument status and content/accuracy of testing data and results.


          Coordinate and schedule lab assignments to lab technicians and supervisors – oversee all analytical testing work

     Receiving,  compiling,  and  verifying  the  data  resulting  from  lab  testing.  Responsible  for  documenting  and maintaining accurate records for all customer samples.

     Analyzing and compiling quality control sample results to ensure operating efficiency of process and/ or testing equipment.

     Provide training to laboratory analysts. Act as liaison between laboratory technicians and Lab. Manager as well as between laboratory technicians and Operations.

     Preparing corrective and preventative action reports for all matters relating to QA/QC and keeping all records for review. Following up on non-conformances, investigative preventative action, and implement appropriate corrective actions.

          Responsible for achieving revenue and budget performance goals and for personnel staffing levels

          Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


          Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of management experience in Petroleum Industry or an Associate’s Degree and/or 5+ years of experience in the Petroleum Industry.

          Strong managerial experience and interpersonal skills

          Technical and theoretical knowledge of laboratory operations.

          Ability to communicate with employees and outside consultants, executive management, and colleagues.

          Thorough understanding of safety and training issues.

Additional Information

Working Conditions                                                                                                  

Work is primarily performed in a laboratory with some time in office. The employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. AmSpec Services provides product information, training, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment in an effort to protect employees from exposure to potentially harmful levels of those materials. Employees are required to read product information, use available engineering controls, follow guidelines presented during training, and be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment, including respiratory protective equipment, as may be required by the work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 Physical Requirements

Ability to stand for long periods of time. Pass a drug and alcohol test specified by AmSpec, Pass an annual Pulmonary Fitness and Respirator Fit Test, Pass a physical examination by a physician designated by AmSpec Services, both before employment and at any time during employment upon request of AmSpec Services to confirm the employee’s ability to perform the essential job functions of the position. Ability to stand for extended periods and lift/carry boxes weighing up to 45lbs. Ability to work in the presence of odors, typical of petroleum or petrochemicals, without allergic reactions or nausea when such odors are within OSHA-designated permissible exposure limits (PELs).

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