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Lab Supervisor

Requisition ID:  100717
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Portland (3500)

Milwaukie, OR, United States, 97222

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world-leading technology. Our Power & Sensing product group supplies power generation, power conversion, and electromagnetic sensing solutions for across a range of military and commercial customers.

Whether it’s developing a new generator to power a radar system, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Lab Supervisor coordinates and supervises the daily activities of the laboratory team to ensure testing is in compliance with regulatory guidelines.  Provides special knowledge and support to engineers with a variety of laboratory assignments. 

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Supervises the work of laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures, including planning laboratory work, evaluating work performed and handling procedural and technical laboratory problems
•    Develops and implements quality control programs to ensure reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment and compliance with federal regulations; prepares and maintains applicable records
•    Provide input to design engineering on qualification test requirements for new product development programs including test equipment requirements, test duration, and in-house capability
•    Support the troubleshooting and repair of both laboratory test equipment as well as production line test equipment, as requested
•    Utilizes the team’s knowledge to drive improvements and best practices along with meeting company requirements
•    Creates standard work instructions for lab, ensuring work areas are maintained free from safety hazards 
•    Prepares technical reports of project metrics and test results; coordinates the preparation of reports and analyses showing trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions
•    Coordinates, directs and allocates departmental resources to attain optimum productivity and achieve goals and objectives
•    Leads and directs work for team of employees as defined by business needs
•    Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations
•    Other responsibilities as assigned
•    Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
•    Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Years' Experience: 5-7 years of relevant experience
•    Must have managerial experience with the ability to set goals and objectives for staff while planning and directing efforts to meet objectives
•    Considerable knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology
•    Thorough knowledge of laboratory safety practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling
•    Ability to work efficiently and effectively while handling multiple projects 
•    Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills to drive tasks to completion
•    Strong computer proficiencies with Microsoft Office Suite

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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