Technical Director (1091-899)

Microbac Marietta , OH 45750

Posted 8 months ago


Microbac Laboratories, Inc. is a premier commercial laboratory testing firm that partners with clients worldwide, offering laboratory solutions to the life science, food and nutrition, and environmental industries and serves our clients with the utmost expertise and respect for their market requirements, constraints and challenges. We embody a company-wide commitment to exceptional customer experience, which has been refined over nearly 50 years of trusted, analytical and measurement experience.

Through our network of laboratories, offices, and field services, we have the flexibility to meet the unique requirements for each client, project and scope.

As a privately held third-party testing company, Microbac operates with a commitment to safety, quality and compliance. Our diverse work portfolio includes broad accreditation offerings and tested insights across the environmental, food and life science markets.

We are currently seeking an experienced chemist for a Technical Director position within our Marietta, OH laboratory. This role will serve as a technical resource to both staff and clients and will have technical oversight of the day to day operations of an environmental testing laboratory conducting Organic, Inorganic, Wet Chemistry, and Microbiology testing.

The individual holding this position will be registered with the state as our Technical Director, and as such, must possess a minimum of 30 hours of college credits in Chemistry, 8 hours of Microbiology and a minimum of 10 years of environmental laboratory experience.


Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the Technical Director has technical oversight and responsibility of all analytical data/reports generated by the laboratory, which includes raw data review as needed, review of final analytical reports and working with the Quality team to ensure that all analytical data is regulatory compliant and legally defensible. This position will also serve a lead role in developing and updating new test methods and SOPs, and works with both internal and external stakeholders, helping clients and staff understand testing requirements per regulatory standards for our Environmental Testing division.


  • Provides technical and scientific guidance to the laboratory and oversees the development and validation of new methods, all non-routine work/projects, data validation, and troubleshooting and solving challenging problems.

  • Ensures the laboratory is fully compliant with all regulatory, accreditation, certification and/or licensing requirements and that the data generated in the laboratory is reliable and of the highest quality.


  • Act as a technical resource for the laboratory.

  • Exercises day to day supervision of laboratory procedures and validation of results.

  • Maintains records and managers all aspects of testing activities

  • Reviews data for accuracy. Responsible for final analytical data report review.

  • Monitoring standards of performance in QA and QC, and monitoring the validity of the analyses performed and data generated in the laboratory to assure reliable data

  • Uses technical knowledge to address staff and client needs; Works collaboratively with sales and project team members to ensure client needs are satisfied.

  • Defines minimum level of qualifications, experience and skills necessary for positions within the assigned unit and works with laboratory leadership and staff to ensure adequate training, guidance and direction is provided, ensuring all staff have the demonstrated ability to perform assigned analyses.

  • Ensures proper documentation and staff training records are maintained.

  • Participate in research, acquisition, installation, and validation of new instruments.

  • Participate in process improvement and methods development

  • Assists the Quality Assurance Officer with QA/QC audits, investigations and corrective actions.

  • Working with our internal Project Managers, the Technical Director interprets technical results and communicates capabilities of the laboratory to current and prospective clients.

  • Works collaboratively with QA and Laboratory Leadership to execute or address internal investigations, non-conformances, corrective actions, audit deviations or out of control analyses.


Job Requirements:

  • Advanced technical knowledge of analytical techniques in the Environmental testing field.

  • Thorough knowledge of organic and inorganic environmental test methods.

  • A technical understanding of instrumentation such as GCMS, GC, IC, LC, LCMSMS, ICP, ICPMS

  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

  • High level analytical problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to conduct analysis and read, interpret, and report technical data.

  • Ability to respond effectively (written and verbal) to sensitive or highly technical inquiries.

  • Ability to prioritize own and other's time to meet the demands of the overall workload.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an applied science.

  • Minimum of 8 years of environmental laboratory experience.

Microbac is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Veteran Friendly Employer

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