QC Lab Crew Lead (B Shift)

US-NC-Bessemer City
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# Positions
Exp. (Yrs)
Full Time
Visa Sponsorship
Domestic Travel Required
Int'l Travel required
Company Vehicle
Working from Home Office
Relocation Eligible
Works with Chemicals
Lifting required

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is one the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


The Lithium Division's Bessemer City facility is currently looking for a Quality Control Crew Lead in the Quality Control lab area.  The QC Crew lead will be accountable for coordination and prioritization of all standard product testing to safely meet production needs on their responsible shift including operating and troubleshooting laboratory equipment and maintaining site quality standards.  This position will also be responsible for the management of the lab technicians.


*The QC Crew Lead will train on day shift and then move to the night shift for the actual role: 4pm – 2am*




  • Responsible to ensure safe operation of the laboratory processes
  • Responsible for maintaining 5S and housekeeping standards in lab
  • Responsible for leading PERT first aid team on shift
  • Responsible to be the point of communication for PERT incidents
  • Participates in incident investigations and Root Cause Analyses on highest risk investigations on their shift
  • Serves as a lead for and coordinates laboratory safety inspections. Completes reports and addresses findings in the area.
  • Drives the daily/shift safety process.
  • Ensure employees adhere to training requirements
  • Acts as responsible supervisor in SIMS process.
  • Performs daily safety inspections
  • Intervenes when unsafe acts or conditions are encountered.
  • Responsible for revising/reviewing LTM's/Quality procedures.
  • Actively participates in all site safety programs.
  • May assist with various inspections required by various regulatory agencies (ex.: RCRA, ISO and customers and Title V) as well as any site required inspections. 

Business Support

  • Establishing an effective team level short interval control to drive shift performance
  • Drive Short Interval Controls, Root Cause Analysis, Lessons Learned and Continuous Improvement with their teams
  • Manage team productivity to established work and capacity standards to achieve weekly and daily plans
  • Set and communicate shift SIC goals and targets to achieve daily plans
  • Ensure close communication and coordination of team activities with other site functions and departments  
  • Responsible to ensure laboratory testing follows prioritization plan. 
  • Accountable for performance development of crew to include;  Discipline/corrective (attendance, tardy, etc.) – Up to suspensions with pay, Cross Training, Evaluations, and Promotions
  • Responsible to ensure employees follow LTM’s and quality procedures
  • Responsible for shift reports and effective shift turnover to include leading the start of shift safety huddle
  • Responsible for coordination of lab technicians on shift
  • Accountable for proper operation of ICP, GC, Spectrophotometers, balances, computers, etc.
  • Accountable and responsible for calibration of lab equipment
  • Responsible to have ability to perform non-routine or special lab tests 


  • Accountable for performance development of crew to include; Discipline/corrective (attendance, behavior, etc.) up to suspensions with pay, cross training, evaluations, and promotions.
  • Coordinate training and development activities for staff.
  • Ensures all operators on shift are trained on the instruments they operate.
  • Manage vacation schedule and call out processes for overtime and absenteeism.
  • Formally appraise the performance and behavior of direct reports and provide appropriate feedback on both a continuous informal and formal basis.
  • Responsible for recognizing the need to reward employees.
  • Responsible to addressing complaints, resolving problems and in some cases discipline employees.
  • Monitors and maintains training files and records for his/her area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for shift reports and effective shift turnover to include leading the start of the shift safety huddle.
  • Responsible to participate in employee interviews and selection.
  • May be called during off shift/off days to support issues that may arise.

Required Education

A four-year degree in a science discipline with a minimum of 2 years experience in a laboratory setting


  • Experience in assignments of increasing responsibility and exposure to laboratory procedures preferred.
  • Uses the computer to accurately enter information and data into FMC business systems (LQM, SAP, SIMS, MOC, CPAR, SharePoint).
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and VMX.
  • Uses effective oral and written communication.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 250 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.  


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEO Statement

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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