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Lab Manager- T&E/ HVAC Subsystems in Novi, MI at Hanon Systems USA, LLC

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Manage operational and fiscal activities of the Labs department, including planning and developing systems and procedures to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the department

 Primary Responsibilities

    • Development/support of new test procedures and methods to improve test accuracy and reduce costs.
    • Analyze and document business processes and problems. Develop solutions to enhance efficiencies.
    • Coordinate and implement solutions from process analysis and general department projects.
    • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    • Conduct interviews, hire new staff, and provide employee orientation.
    • Implement lab metrics and lean tools to track and improve test performance.
    • Communicate with Product Development and Test Services Senior Management on department operations.
    • Ensure operations comply with corporate safety standards.
    • Unless otherwise stated, appointed as Technical Manager / Deputy Technical Manager / Quality Manager in supporting the Laboratory’s Technical System.
    • Maintain any/all records required to demonstrate compliance with the quality system.
    • Responsibility and the authority for the management of Non-Conforming testing including halting testing and/or withholding test reports, as necessary.
    • Establish employee goals and conduct performance reviews.
    • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations.
    • Ensure employees have appropriate training.
    • Coach and provide career development advice to staff.
    • Identify potential gaps in expertise and establish targeted training plans to address any deficiencies.
    • Actively participate in the Organizational Development Committee (ODC).

Job Requirements

Years of Experience                                           

5+ Years Test Laboratory Experience


Degree Preferred

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Required


Desired Competencies, Experience, & Qualifications

  • Strong mechanical proficiency
  • General understanding of automotive thermal management systems
  • Understanding of automotive product test methodologies and equipment
  • Ability to utilize problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel


Special Requirements (ie: Overtime, Travel, etc)

  • Occasional travel may be required required (domestic and international)
  • Overtime and schedule flexibility required



Hanon Systems is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce


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