Laboratory Operations Manager in Devon and Cornwall

Primary 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.

Allocate and monitor resources so that client’s needs are satisfied in a safe, accurate, economical and timely manner to ensure contractual delivery.

Maintain Quality Standards to an industry recognised Standard and ensure the laboratory meet UK and Global Mineral Quality Standards (ISO 17025) 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’s 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.


Strong chemistry experience.

Knowledge of LIMS and quality systems 

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 and Meturalogical Process, Plant operations and Production.  

Formal audit qualification.

Recognised formal management training.






Devon and Cornwall


£35,000 - £45,000

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