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Lab Manager - Fuel & Oil Additives

Kelly Services
Seattle, WA 98194
**Kelly Services is currently seeking a Lab Manager for a Direct Hire role in Seattle.**

**Job Title: Lab Manager - Fuel & Oil Additives**

**This is a direct-hire salaried position + benefits, PTO, and additional company perks**

**Responsibilities** :

Answering customer questions about products and how they work for fuel and oil additives.

Reformulate and blend products

Work with suppliers if there are issues with product

Quality Control

Supervise Lab Tech personnel

Direct day to day Laboratory activities

Delegate assignments, projects and tasks to Lab personnel

Authorize overtime, sick leave and vacation time for Lab personnel

Interview and hire Lab personnel

Instruct and support Lab personnel in quality testing and analysis

Product evaluation and analysis

Make Pass/Fail decisions regarding quality of products Make decisions as to where raw materials and/or products can be used in the plant to optimize quality Issue Certificates of Analysis for our distributors

Set up quality control parameters for each product and enter into formulas

Raw material testing, evaluation and certification

Request and review Certificates of Analysis from suppliers

Schedule blending and testing of R&D products

Analyze competitive products

Maintain Lab equipment and instruments

Authorize purchases and expenditures

Submit annual budget Provide product technical support to Customer Service, Sales Personnel and distributors as needed

Provide product technical reports and product information as requested


e Formulas for re-blending production batches

Formulas for blending with recycled products and/or raw materials

Formulas for proper dye levels in batch sizes and products

Formulate batch sizes based upon available raw materials

Entering testing parameters/specifications in computer system

Formulas for new products

Formulas based upon newly available raw materials e Access and support to all formulas

Adjust current formulas to meet specs.


Develop new formulations for market or re-formulations for existing products New formulas:

Analyze competitors' products and chemistries for each application. Decide on chemicals required for new products, based upon market applications, treat rates, claims and supplier recommendations.

Oversee laboratory testing including stability and compatibility with current base stocks, solvents and other products.

Develop Quality Control testing methods and parameters for each new product. Develop raw material item numbers to fit in system with other raw materials of same chemistry or application.

Develop Formula item to fit in system with other formulas of same application. Develop Product number to fit in system with other like products.

Re-formulations for existing products:

Develop formulations to incorporate new raw materials as recommended by suppliers, marketing or costs.

Research and Development

Analyze competitive products

Develop new products based upon marketing requests

Develop new products based upon newly available raw materials

Oversee blending and testing of R&D products

Day to day interface with Customer Service, Sales, Distributors and other employees and employer on product inquiries and applications.

Interface and report to upper management, company owners, Accounting,

Administration, Plant Manager, production personnel and others as needed

Interface and meetings with suppliers regarding new and/or current raw materials.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04

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