Lab Supervisor

Job location:
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Created moment:
March 4, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07453

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Lab Supervisor

Job Summary


Samples (Inhouse, line & raw materials) Analysis and check lab clean, equipment safety and personal safety. On time results & satisfy internal customers within the framework of environmental, health and safety and QA procedures, the Laboratory supervisor will be responsible for a wide range of activities including the day to day monitoring of the process plant, efficiency improvements, helping production trials and future development work.

Attending trainings of quality & safety, weekly safety dialogues

Identifying work hazard & apply control measures, using PPE and implementing RAM’s


Satisfy internal customer(production team)

Equipment safety and cleaning, safe work environment

As per specification follow quality control plan

Handling chemicals based on MSDS, assisting during the training of products

Assists the development of manufacturing activities, through all type of laboratory work, conducting well defined process studies and participating in the administration of the laboratory works as one of a small team of technicians.

Quality control duties including the collection of samples, testing and recording resulting QC database and keeping work area and equipment clean and in good order


List also the main Key Performance Indicators on which the incumbent on which be evaluated

Health and Safety

  • Maintains high level of health and safety within laboratory area

  • Takes part and encourage the use of Behavioural Safety Audits in the Workplace

  • Respect all site safety rules including those applicable for the safe engagement of laboratory contractors

  • Comply with the requirements of all relevant legislation, including those applicable to chemical safety

  • The holder may be required to be a qualified First Aider and must ensure compliance with all relevant acts and regulations as required

  • Reviewing risk assessments

Quality Assurance

  • Assures test method integrity through equipment and method control

  • Manages application of EN 14647, ISO 9001:2008 and other applicable standards within the laboratory

  • Ensure regular exchange between customer services and packaging on finished product quality and production on in-process quality

  • Receive and process UK quality customer complaints, following the complaints handling procedure

General Tasks

  • Quality Control duties including the collection of samples, testing and recording results in QC database and keeping work area and equipment clean and in good order. Quality Assurance of material for despatch

  • Development of section duties including light machine maintenance/fault finding/programme analysis (on-line robotic sampling, X-Ray, and laser).

  • Assists the development of manufacturing activities through all types of laboratory work; conducting well defined process studies and participating in the administration of the laboratory. Works as one of a small team of technicians

  • Assisting during the trailing of products

Environmental Management

Complies with Company Policy and participate in audits and reviews as required by the Environmental Policy and Systems.


  • Knowledge of product and tests

  • PC and IT tools: Sample Manager, Business Objects, JDE, MS, Lotus Notes

  • Following QC trends:  interpret bi-monthly trends and take corrective action where appropriate

  • Equipment troubleshooting of laboratory, analytical and auto-sampling equipment

  • Knowledge on XRF, XRF


Education and Experience requirements

BSC/MSC – Chemistry

7 to 12 years’ experience on laboratory (Preferably Cement Industries)

Position Type

Full time



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