Vacancies Quality Lab Supervisor
Surface Solutions – Metco Aero & Energy | Troy


Position: Quality Lab Supervisor

Location: Troy, MI


Manages all Quality Control Department functions for testing and certification of OMUS products including maintaining and keeping Laboratory System Documentation up to date to comply with Nadcap and other laboratory accreditations.  Review customer specification, internal specifications, quality specifications, and quality procedures.  Coordinates work on projects with QA Manager and production.  Assist QA Manager in promoting the practices of Total Quality Management in all areas. The Quality Control Lab Supervisor must be flexible to work overtime including weekends, when necessary or required, and must be willing to work in any shift (first, split, or night) or schedule as required.



  • Manages the QA/QC laboratory, providing timely, accurate data to manufacturing and other departments for cost effective production and delivery of products.  Works with all departments to prepare internal procedures and specifications to meet customer requirements.
  • Manages QC Laboratory Personnel, develop plans for their training and development and provides feedback (Performance Review) periodically to them.
  • Develops and establishes standards, procedures, processes and goals involving the operations of the chemical laboratory that would comply with Nadcap, ISO 17025, ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, and OSHAS 18001 standards.   
  • Works closely with manufacturing and other departments to define and establish requirements for testing and certification of materials and products.
  • Evaluates the results of laboratory tests to determine if materials and/or equipment meet customer and internal quality requirements for release of products.  Notifies manufacturing and logistics of release or rejection of products in a timely manner to facilitate on-time shipment of products.
  • Assists in Auditing quality system of specifications, practices, and procedures to assure that both the customer and company requirements and procedures are being observed.
  • Oversees compliance to the ISO 9001, AS9100, Nadcap AS7101, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 based quality system through training, documentation and audits of the manufacturing process to ensure continued accreditation.
  • Provides adequate guidance to the manufacturing and other departments for process improvements based on effective data analysis using necessary Quality tools.
  • Manages laboratory participation in Round Robin/Proficiency Testing program
  • Maintains Quality records which include records of internal corrective actions, inspection reports, and vendor certification.
  • Assists QA Manager in Investigating and responding to customer complaints and performs special investigative studies to address manufacturing quality, product cost and schedule issues.
  • Performs other duties as required.


We expect

  • 5 years experience in quality management, including supervisory experience or B. S. Degree in Chemistry with 3 years of lead role and experience in Nadcap accredited Laboratory
  • Technical training in product line (i.e., technical material training equivalent to BS in Chemistry or Metallurgy or training in mechanical and electrical inspection.): quality control experience equivalent to CQE.
  • Thorough knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/IEC 17025, TQM, and Quality reporting.
  • Expertise in operation and maintenance of Lab equipment (e.g. LECO, ICP-OES)
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Must have a good understanding of quality assurance and other company policies



About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments). *CA

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

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Dana Koepf
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