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Support Services Group (SSG)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Location: Plymouth
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Collective Recruit
Category: Admin Jobs, Office Manager Jobs

Laboratory Operations Manager - ISO 17025
Plymout, Devon
upto 35k plus attractive Bonus, Private medical, pension & 23 days holidays plus BH

Do you have extensive Laboratory operations / Mine Plant experience?
Do you have experience of maintaining ISO 17025 within a laboratory environment?

My client is a dynamic global company providing certification, testing and auditing services, and are looking for an experienced Laboratory Operations Manager for their on-site laboratory with one of their clients in Plymouth.
You will be the technical focal point for laboratory data and plant processing Chemistry, whilst maintaining the UK and Global Mineral Quality Standard (ISO17025). Your role will involve full operational management of the on-site laboratory whilst managing the client relationship.

This role will suit someone with a chemistry background, with laboratory operations/Mine Plant analysis or related industry experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing the Laboratory Operations of the On-Site Laboratory.
  • Managing Laboratory personnel and ensure QH&S procedures are adhered to.
  • Manage the Day to Day Client Relationship with the client
  • Act as technical focal point for laboratory Data and Plant Processing Chemistry.
  • Allocate and monitor resources so that clients needs are satisfied in a safe, accurate, economical and timely manner to ensure contractual delivery.
  • Ensure QH&S procedures are adhered to, both an internal and client requirement.
  • Maintain Quality Standards to an industry recognised Standard and ensure the laboratory meet UK and Global Mineral Quality Standards (ISO17025) that is essential to the commercial viability of the laboratory and customer confidence.
  • Authorisation of laboratory reports and technical / H&S/ QA governance to ensure contractual and QH&S requirements are achieved.
  • Act as a technical and contract focal point to key clients to ensure service delivery.
  • Implementation/ commissioning of equipment to ensure ongoing laboratory efficiencies.
  • Provide Weekly / Monthly KPI to Demonstrate Laboratory Performance.
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of laboratory and analytical techniques and equipment, ability to demonstrate knowledge, communicate and train others.
  • Maintain organised and auditable systems of work to ensure reduced corrective actions from clients and UKAS audits.
  • Act as Local Quality Manager for the Plymouth Laboratory.
  • Responsible for the local execution of the quality system, in order to ensure continuing compliance with GLP / ISO17025.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong chemistry experience.
  • Must be computer literate in use of MS packages.
  • Must have detailed understanding of international analytical standards and operational procedures.
  • Knowledge of LIMS and quality systems (CAPR, CRYSTAL CCLAS and BOSS) is advantageous.
  • Effective interpersonal, teamworking and organisational skills.
  • Extensive experience in Laboratory Operations/ Mine Plant analysis or related Industry.
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate laboratory operations and effectively manage projects including costing and profitability.
  • Demonstrate experience of delivering and assessing laboratory techniques and standards.
  • Degree in chemistry or related science subject.
  • Current driving license.


  • Knowledge of auditing procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Plant Geochemistry, metallurgy Process, Plant operations and Production.
  • Formal audit qualification.
  • Recognised formal management training.

If this sounds like you and you are looking for a fresh challenge, then please apply now or call Stephanie Taggart at Collective Recruit Ltd to discuss this in more detail .

Our client has appointed Collective Recruit as their resource partner & we are managing this role on their behalf. To apply for this position please click on the "apply now" button below. Your details as submitted by you, will only be forwarded in relation to this vacancy; by submitting your CV to us you are giving us express consent to provide our client with your full details if we believe your skills and experience meets with our client's criteria and/or need.

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