Element Materials Technology Department Manager II in Warren, Michigan
Element has an opportunity for a Department Manager II . In this role you will be a member of the operational leadership team reporting to the Operations Manager or General Manager and perform a variety of leadership responsibilities within the department to insure timely and accurate test results are delivered. All Operational Leadership positions must be proficient in a number of core business skills including but not limited to compliance to established safety rules, code of conduct, and company policies and procedures.
Responsible for the department's safety performance and awareness; spearheads and manages initiatives that drive a culture of safety first
Under the direction of the Operations Manager and / or General Manager, helps lead the efficient operation and growth of the assigned department
Plan, assign and schedule work for designated staff
Assists in the engineering and coordination of projects from start to finish
Works to assure quality, timeliness, consistency and accuracy of test reports
Demonstrate knowledge of Element capabilities, processes and expertise to be able to clearly explain the benefits of Element testing services
Represents Element with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism at all times
Responsible for promoting and ensuring the Element quality assurance and safety program initiatives are executed upon
Responsible and accountable to assigned staff decisions to include hiring, performance management, performance review decisions and execution, and approval of overtime and time cards
Work with assigned staff to ensure work schedules are maintained and balanced
Maintain an environment of respect and dignity within the department covering employee interactions and problem solving while ensuring work rules are known and followed
Manages a team with fairness and consistency and takes interest in the development of direct reports
Provide general administrative functions as required (invoicing, job list upkeep, supply report data for creation)
Review testing services and promote additional capacity and process improvement
Translate technical requirements of the client into providing pricing, timing and technical knowledge for quoting and commercial efforts
Skills / Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four year college or university and / or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role with a diploma or GED certificate preferred
Working knowledge of laboratory safety with extensive knowledge of the current suite of testing capabilities
Ability to read and interpret test specifications, drawings, test plans and/or blueprints
Strong computer skills with 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
Technical leadership is vital to the production and operation of assigned tests with advanced working knowledge to operate various testing equipment
Ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with clients and colleagues with great attention to detail and timing of results
Proven ability to multi task and work under strict time lines
Organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to effectively establish and maintain two-way communications to understand the needs and concerns
Understanding of continuous improvement disciplines such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, etc. preferred
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.
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.
Job Locations US-MI-Warren