The Laboratory Supervisor reports to the Senior Staff Engineer, Process, and is the technical contact for all matters related to the on-site Laboratory facility. The Laboratory Supervisor organizes and directs the daily activities of the Laboratory, ensures that analytical information is factual, accurate, and timely for the safe, reliable and efficient plant operations, and understands business objectives so that the facility operates in support of business needs.
In-depth knowledge of a variety of standard laboratory practices, procedures and chemistry techniques. In-depth knowledge of laboratory equipment and terminology, especially of gas chromatography, titration and atomic absorption spectrophotometry. In-depth knowledge of oil & gas international analytical standards related to the Oil and gas industry and specifically LNG operation (ISO and GPA). Familiar with laboratory hazards and safety practices. Knowledge of ISO 17025, uncertainties calculation, methods’ validation and all related procedures to the Quality Management System. Familiar with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Responsible for supervising and providing technical direction to Laboratory Technicians.
Manage the lab facilities including operation and maintenance of lab equipment, management of chemicals & consumables inventory, and reporting of all data generated by the laboratory.
Coordinate and interface with suppliers and vendors as required to support troubleshooting of lab equipment and to establish long term strategy for consumables supply and maintenance of equipment.
Work with Lead Process Engineer, Technical Services, to prepare budgets, define problems, establish work scopes and plan work.
Recommend and implement laboratory methods for sampling and testing of LNG and other hydrocarbon process streams, amine, water treatment systems, and other special samples.
Develop, implement and maintain the Laboratory Quality Management System. Achieve and maintain certification or accreditation to the required level.
Develop laboratory procedures and practices.
Develop, implement, and manage the Lab Information Management System (LIMS).
Develop and maintain a reporting system which meets the needs of the Quality Management System, required regulatory reporting and Company’s internal customers.
Conduct and oversee quality assurance and quality control of laboratory measurements and analyses.
Ensure all laboratory activities are carried out in accordance with health, environment, and safety policies and procedures.
Recommend appropriate analytical techniques to help troubleshoot process problems.
Lead implementation of performance improvement initiatives for the laboratory.
Perform routine and non-routine laboratory analyses to determine all process parameters per the Analytical Schedule.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS):
Education and Certifications : Bachelor degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Experience: Minimum of Ten (10) years experience in an industrial setting in performing analytical testing. Recent experience with LNG is highly preferred, however, petrochemical, NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or other hydrocarbon processing experience may be acceptable. Previous experience in a supervisory position is required.
Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required.
Exceptional teamwork skills.
An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.
Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries, and governmental agencies.
Able to work with a culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate, and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities.
Possess the personality and ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with 1) management, 2) peers and 3) the various facility level workers (Plant Manager, plant supervision, and plant workers) whom are all responsible for ensuring good operations.
Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines.
Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
Accomplished public speaker, able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.
Computer savvy including database, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.
FREEDOM TO ACT:
The Laboratory Supervisor requires minimal supervision.
Job is performed in an industrial plant setting
Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends
Limited travel required, as business conditions dictate.
Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell, type and write
The employee will work indoors but may be required to perform duties outdoors and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, and noise
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities
Required to obtain mandated certification by attending Company-sponsored training in basic first aid, CPR, and LNG firefighting
ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.