Quality Control Supervisor

Core Laboratories Deer Park, TX

Saybolt – Deer Park, TX


The individual will be responsible for implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and documenting compliance with all company programs/policies and legal requirements as they apply to the operation. Company programs/policies include, but are not limited to, quality control, safety, training, and ethics. Local, state, and federal requirements include, but are not limited to, DEA/TDPS, OSHA, EPA/TCEQ, DOT, IATA regulations, local permits, fire and building codes. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develops and maintains programs to implement and track compliance with company programs, policies, and legal requirements.

While reporting directly to the location manager, the individual will interact and coordinate with various company departments including the Safety, Training, and Quality departments.

Compiles round robin programs. Corrective Actions/Findings will be addressed by each location's respective supervisors.

Maintains database of approved in-house methods and coordinate distribution of current, approved methods. Organizes testing of in-house methods to ensure applicability of method.

Monitors industry developments within the testing of products, standard reference criteria, stability, etc. and disseminates technical information to the laboratories.

Monitors the development of analytical equipment within the industry and disseminates technical information to the laboratories.

Oversees the development of Technical Bulletins, exchange of know-how, lab capabilities and product information.

Assists in the maintenance of the quality management system by reviewing, revising and distributing updates to the local quality documents.

Provides annual status report data for the quality control program in support of the annual Management Review Meetings.

Provides training on the quality management system for laboratory staff at minimum when requested by location/area managers.

Assists in ensuring that Laboratory Technicians have been verified to be able to perform all tests in accordance with applicable standards and sound laboratory practice.

Reads and understands all analysis and safety standards in English, including ASTM, UOP, IP and other well-defined analytical standards and procedures used in the laboratory.

Exercises procedural, safety and quality requirements specified in Saybolt Quality Manual, Manual #1, Manual #5, and the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manual, and Company policies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be self-motivated, highly organized and be able to work without direct supervision.


Some college or technical degree preferred; minimum 3 years of related experience in petrochemical laboratory operations required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree. Experience in a Lead capacity preferred. Thorough knowledge of laboratory processes, general knowledge of ASTM and UOP methodology. Must have operational knowledge of various laboratory instruments and materials. Demonstrated effective leadership abilities and application of skills required.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret instructional and technical materials and applicable government regulations relating to procedures and safety. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and quantities (linear, volumetric, or weight) and to read and interpolate applicable data and tables. Able to draw and interpret applicable graphs and control charts.


Must have intermediate-advanced level experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule formats.


Valid driver's license and a good driving record required.


Must have good organizational skills and familiarity with basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee may be asked to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position resides within a normal office working environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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