Element Materials Technology

Project Manager - LIMS

Job Locations US-IN-Fort Wayne


Element has an opportunity for a Project Manager - LIMS  to join our rapidly expanding team. As a member of the operations team, this position will be located in Fort Wayne and will focus on NorLIMS implementations in the US. the qualifited LIMS Coordinator will help with training on NorLIMS and implementing new features. 



  • Closely involved with the use and training of database systems in the lab to capture and report data
  • Accountable for the implementation of laboratory information management system (LIMS) in the facility and training of all employees using the database
  • Possess the ability to understand the use of LIMS in the laboratory from a user perspective and possessing effective communication and training skills
  • Frontline support for user questions and issues
  • The LIMS coordinator will evaluate and solve the issue where possible or engage IT for advice/fix 
  • Working with Operation Excellence team and LIMS development team to plan changes
  • Be an advocate and ombudsman for various stakeholders and users to ensure changes don’t “leave anyone behind”
  • Determine an implementation and training plan for LIMS changes
  • Suggest ideas for improvements to LIMS applications and/or Workflows
  • Work to create uniform LIMS operating procedures across labs, and work with Development team to remove barriers to uniformity
  • Identify LIMS pain points and inefficiencies, triage them and bring them to the development team’s attention
  • Testing of changes
  • Regression testing when needed
  • Determine LIMS best practices, and plan an implementation and training plan for those practices
  • Be an expert on methods, calculations and services – be able to create methods and services from scratch and train others to do so
  • Create simple business rules to automate checks
  • Curate LIMS Configuration data, and work with stakeholders to create plans to deprecate, change or merge data as necessary for maximal efficiency
  • Help plan priorities of LIMS projects
  • Curate LIMS documentation
  • Regular follow up with client laboratories and groups to ensure LIMS procedures are being followed
  • Spearhead the creation of Excel based e-files and some database files in conjunction with development team if required
  • Training key members of the lab to create simple Excel EDDs

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree or diploma in Science from technical college preferred, along with 5 years experience in a laboratory setting with evidence of progressive responsibilities
  • Detail Oriented
    Self Motivated
  • Communication, written and verbal
  • Computer Savvy
  • Awareness and high-level knowledge of good laboratory practices, invoicing and client service functions
  • Ability to delegate and track progress of delegated tasks
  • Experience with sample driven laboratory workflows
  • Experience with LIMS systems.
  • Familiarity with Visual Basic macros is an asset
  • Familiarity with Lab Information Systems or similar database applications
  • Highly adaptable to understand the many different processes involved in receipt, analysis and reporting of data

NOTE:  This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services.  U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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