Element Materials Technology

Department Supervisor

Job Locations US-WV-Wheeling
ID
2021-6187

Overview

Element has an opportunity for a Department Supervisor. The 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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage initiatives for the department set forth and in conjunction with location safety strategy
  • Under the direction of the Department Manager and / or Operations Manager, assist in the efficient operation and growth of the assigned department
  • Provide professional and timely customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through daily interaction with technicians and execution of operational jobs.
  • Provide direct supervision of lab technical staff
  • Provide status updates, quote assistance and other internal and external customer service responsibilities as needed
  • Work with department supervisors, technical experts, or technicians at the local laboratory to obtain input and assist in the creation for testing scope, delivery of items needed from other support departments within the location  (i.e.: design, machine shop on fixture design and creation)
  • Assist in providing complex quotations and provide quick and accurate quotations or be part of the team that provides quotes to customers
  • Under the direction of the assigned Department Manager, may participate and contribute in perform supervisory responsibilities to include hiring decisions, performance management input, decisions and execution, and approval of overtime and time cards.
  • Understand the customer needs in order to translate and deliver desired customer results
  • Adhere to, support and follow all Element safety guidelines
  • Project management, employee development, discipline, other transactional duties associated with this role

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

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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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 

 

Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com

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