Lab managers in manufacturing are responsible for managing lab operations in a manufacturing environment, as well as coordinating daily lab duties to ensure that manufacturing is completed in an accurate and timely manner. These managers work in a laboratory setting and use protective gear such as gloves, boots, and aprons to minimize work accidents, and they also use a personal computer to verify lab results and measure manufacturing quality outputs.
Manufacturing lab managers report their progress to a lab supervisor within the department and must follow strict safety and privacy regulations at all times. They should work effectively in a team environment with other manufacturing specialists to achieve goals, and they're also tasked with processing manufactured products to measure quantity, quality, and test resistance.
These managers oversee all lab equipment and maintenance and order new products as necessary, and also manage manufacturing staff and provide leadership in technical tasks. Strong communication skills are important in this position to work well with others, and computer skills are necessary to run calculations and develop programs and strategies to increase manufacturing quality, output, and precision. A bachelor's degree in a scientific or manufacturing-related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in the field, including leadership experience, may also be required. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Lab Manager, Manufacturing Tasks
Analyze batch assembly, measuring actual versus batch sheet.
Plan and coordinate the work activities for inspecting products in a lab environment.
Test and verify results of product to ensure it meets specifications.
Oversee loading procedures to ensure correct sample process.