SOCAR Downstream is looking for a Laboratory Manager

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Position: Laboratory Manager


  • University degree in Chemistry (or equivalent) in technical sciences.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Chemical Laboratory related to Oil and Gas, Environmental Industries with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience in Chemical Laboratory Quality Management System administration
  • Knowledge in Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025, EIAC requirements
  •  Knowledge of the statistical tools used in the evaluation of QA/QC parameters such as uncertainty evaluation, method validation, proficiency tests results evaluation. 
  •  Knowledge of the standards used for the expression of results in the reports to ensure quality aspects are covered.
  • Good working knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Good organization and team working skills.

Job Description

• Execute the sample & analysis plan, consisting of measurement of samples delivered, to provide quality and timely results,

and the sample quality reports.

• Manages all laboratory tests’ results for the all-laboratory teams; preparation/review of all necessary reports before releasing

to customers 

• Supervises the quality of the analytical operations of laboratory teams to ensure compliance of company procedures.

• Manages day to day activities on staff resources, organizes over-time management and work order (WO) prioritization while

ensuring work delegation

• Verifies good laboratory operation by supervising all analyses conducted on a daily basis for different type of fluids and solids; supervises the accuracy and reliability of all laboratory tests

• Ensures turnaround times and early on time service delivery quality to the customers

• Ensures HSE for the Laboratory premises and the equipment it contains contributing non-routine superintendent.

• Conducts weekly safety toolbox meetings & Walk and Talk sessions to improve analytical and safety awareness of the staff

• Ensures the QA/QC aspects in the sections together with QA/QC Lead and Non-Routine Superintendent and supervises staff to verify the correct and effective implementation of the Laboratory Quality Assurance protocols/instructions 

• Prepares and updates laboratory documentation to comply with Azerbaijani Legislation and international quality system requirements in alignment with QA/QC Specialist.

• Supports (with the QA/QC Specialist) for internal/external audits of the laboratory

• Schedules the laboratory staff and equipment to be available to support customers for lab and field associated activities (sampling when required), including arranging the supporting transportation logistics.

Contact e-mail: [email protected]