Lab Manager - Military veterans preferred

C&J Energy (


  full-time   employee

United States

Position Summary

The Laboratory Manager manages lab is responsible for laboratory activity on daily basis. Performs quality and verifiable tests. Maintain necessary documentation on tests, procedures, and equipment. Interface with the Corporate Technical Team. Performs vendor audits and reports results and action items to Engineering Managers and Directors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manages lab activity on daily basis.
  • Performs advanced complex quality control testing of well stimulation and cementing fluid systems.
  • Performs the additive selection and design of advanced stimulation and cementing fluids according to API Standards and Specifications.
  • Evaluate equipment needs and propose equipment needs for new labs.
  • Supervise Lab Technicians.
  • Responsible for the disposal of laboratory waste accordingly to properly conducted methods.
  • Documents and reports laboratory data related to field testing of new technology.
  • Develop and share best practices and technical procedures.
  • Provide expertise on all stimulation and cement fluids pumped in the general area.
  • Attends periodical safety and operations improvement meetings and participates in the location quality improvement meetings and location quality improvement plans.
  • Responsible for managing key point card with other lab managers.
  • Interfaces with Research and Technology executing new products to the field
  • Field assignments and visits are required.
  • Manages and updates spill control, chemical release and evacuation plans according to regional C&J QHSE, public responders and city local regulations.
  • Tracks and maintains spare parts, within allocated budget time frame allotted.
  • Facilitates and assists in QHSE investigations.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Detail-oriented and strong communication (written and oral).
  • Proficient computer skills (MS, Word, Excel. Databases, Power Point and general record keeping.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Strong Quality Management skills, applicable to Lab Safety Operation Improvement to include monthly lab audits, sample storage and organization, proper QHSE disposal practices.
  • Interface with Bulk Plant to ensure LOT numbers between pilot and field blends, blending consistency, sampling consistency and shared reporting to Engineering Management.
  • Manage and track all samples required to C&J rac and cement procedures.
  • Ensures compliance to all C&J policy procedures and standards.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely to send and receive information.
  • Complies with attendance policies.
  • Able to set job priorities.
  • Demonstrates strong sense of urgency in completing priorities.
  • Acts in ethical and trustworthy manner.
  • Accepts diversity and is respectful of people and company property.
  • Can consistently be depended upon.
  • Conduct/behavior is consistently appropriate in any situation.

Required Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Geology, or Analytical Chemistry, Engineering preferred
  • Advanced operational and technical understanding of Hydraulic Fracturing, Cementing.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in similar role.
  • Education in scientific discipline may be considered in lieu of experience.


Required Travel:  10% - 25% 
Number of Openings:  1 
FLSA Status:  Exempt 
Type of Position:  Salaried   
Position Status:  Full Time 
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