Team Leader Filter Test Laboratory

Johnson Matthey
14 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy: Filter Test Laboratory Team Leader

Location: Royston

Job Family_ R&D.

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specialising in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 13,000 people and use science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation. Today, more than 93% of the group's sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health, but that's not enough. We have ambitious plans for growth and need talented individuals to help shape and lead us into our next century.

We are currently recruiting for a dayshift Team Leader to join our Filter Test Laboratory based within our European Technology Centre. In this new role, you will be responsible for co-ordinating the team and testing resources in the Filter Testing Laboratory to deliver the required testing service to different customers on time. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and skills leading a technical testing team.

Key responsibilities
  • Liaising and negotiating with internal stakeholders to create a testing schedule to meet their requirements and deadlines.

  • Leading a team of technicians on different shifts to ensure that testing is carried out as scheduled, adapting the plan as necessary.

  • Setting and aligning individual and team objectives to department goals, as well as performing appraisals and supporting the creation individual development plans.

  • Planning regular calibrations of the equipment and maintaining records of calibration.

  • Communicating with OEM equipment suppliers to initiate support for problem resolution on the testing equipment.

  • Escalating any concerns with equipment or processes to the Lab Supervisor if they cannot be resolved in a timely state and will impact the ability to meet critical deadlines.

  • Ensuring the process remains in control through good maintenance of control charts and scheduling of regular process control checks.

  • Carrying out training reviews of the technicians to ensure they are competent to perform the testing processes.

  • Providing data on performance of the laboratory and equipment to the Laboratory Supervisor for reporting.

  • Providing holiday or absence cover for the technicians if required.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will_

  • Have experience in a production, quality or product testing environment operating and working with complex technical equipment.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively across multiple departments

  • Be proficient in using Microsoft Excel for creating tables and graphs

  • Have proven problem-solving skills

  • Be able to manage multiple and changing priorities within a fast-paced environment

  • Experience supervising a team is desirable

How to apply_

Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. A full job description is available on request from . If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online.

Closing date for applications_ 18 th August 2019

Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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