Element Materials Technology

Organics Supervisor

Job Locations US-IN-Fort Wayne


Element has an opportunity for the Organics Department Supervisor at our Fort Wayne, IN location. The Organics Department Supervisor is a key member of the department's safety team and provides awareness around safety first. You will be relied upon heavily by other colleagues such as technicians, peers, Department Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager and other positions. In this role you will guide the technical staff in timely completion of daily work and may be designated as the main contact for customer on-site visits.



  • Responsible for organizing and directing the daily activities of the Organics Department, including Volatiles, Semi-Volatiles, and Extractions
  • Responsible for supervising Organics laboratory personnel. Play an active role in recruiting, hiring, training and people development within the department
  • Prepare and deliver performance reviews, development plans and performance improvement plans for staff
  • Monitor backlog to meet method holding times as well as client project TAT requirements. Manger workflow and communicates work status and laboratory capabilities to project management and laboratory management
  • Review analytical data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting analytical instrumentation and analytical processes. Oversee equipment maintenance within the department
  • Act as primary technical expert for the Organics Department. Set up new equipment and provide method development as required to support growth
  • Develop, review and revise standard operating procedures for the Organics department
  • Serve as a backup for staff within the department
  • Order supplies for the Organics Department
  • Offer recommendations for new equipment/procedures to increase productivity and efficiency within the department
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a technical field and college level courses completed or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role in an industry similar or related to the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry with a diploma or GED certificate preferred
  • Working knowledge of laboratory safety
  • Strong computer skills and basic mathematical skills with the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry a plus
  • Ability to lift <50 lbs. often and > 50 lbs. on occasion and stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to work primarily alone and make independent decisions during the course of the work day
  • Ability to communicate and demonstrate the importance of meeting all applicable requirements of assigned department
  • Proven ability to read, understand and interpret program or test requirements and have ability to analyse and translate into finished testing or report data
  • Excellent communication skills and telephone etiquette
  • Proficient skill in word processing and spreadsheet software
  • High impact of experience on the business at the local commercial, technical and operational level
  • Proven and recognized ability to provide accurate and timely status reports to internal and external customers
  • Ability to track multiple testing jobs / programs from start to finish and assist with contract review of job status daily, including follow-up emails and phone calls daily to and from internal and external customers


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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