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Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the quality control lab. Leads and manages all activities to ensure safe lab operations, effective planning, and regulatory compliance in the testing and analyzing of various chemical products maintaining high standards for product quality and responsiveness to customer needs and production requirements. Responsible for optimizing cross-functional support within responsibility area including Maintenance, Engineering and Technical resources. Plays a key leadership role in effort to continuously improve operations in both area of responsibility and site-wide. Accountable for all standard product testing and the support of quality program compliance. Responsible for managing the Bessemer City Quality Management systems, building quality into the manufacturing and service processes across the site, driving continuous improvement in product quality, preventive and corrective actions, and quality processes across the entire site. Responsible for ensuring plant maintains all requirements for Quality Programs including but not limited to ISO, cGMP(FDA), and NSF. Is a member of the Bessemer City Plant Management Team.
Oversee the Bessemer City Quality Manual and associated quality systems across the site. Ensure site continues to maintain systems in order to sustain ISO registration, NSF registration, and cGMP/FDA compliance. Serve as the Management Team representative for the site ISO system. Support continuous improvement in product/process/customer quality requirements and performance indicators by serving as a Root Cause Analysis leader, Six Sigma quality leader, and Lean Manufacturing leader. Align efforts with the Lithium Division Global Quality Assurance Manager.
BA/BS in Chemistry or related technical degree with 7 to 10 years professional experience in an analytical laboratory including supervisory experience.
Six Sigma Black Belt certification and demonstrated success leading Green Belts to deliver effective quality improvement projects. Lean Manufacturing certification and demonstrated success leading Kaizens to eliminate waste in operations.
Skills: Extensive working knowledge of chemical manufacturing, applicable quality control equipment and methods, chemical hygiene, human resources practices, quality assurance practices, and environmental management. Proven ability to lead change not only in own department, but throughout an entire site organization. Experience Business software systems (SAP); MS Office, MiniTab, LQM, Six Sigma principles, and Lean Manufacturing principles. Knowledge of advanced analytical skills and statistics with advanced computer skills. Extensive experience with and knowledge of ISO 9001, cGMP laboratory practices, and internal quality system auditing. Must have good written and oral communication skills and proven ability to lead the team, train and problem solve. Excellent interpersonal skills required.
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 sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
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 frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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.