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Lab Manager - Instrumentation / Equipment Team - Automotive thermal management systems

Job Title
Lab Manager - Instrumentation / Equipment Team - Automotive thermal management systems
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Work Hybrid
Novi,  MI 48377
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Lab Manager - Instrumentation / Equipment Team - Automotive thermal management systems

Novi, MI (Hybrid On-Site/Remote)

$120,000/yr. - $140,000/yr. – Full-time Manager Level

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Job Description
Technical manager responsible for leading Instrumentation / Equipment Team for Tier 1 supplier laboratory engaged in component and subsystems testing for Automotive thermal management systems with focus on development, acquisition, calibration and maintenance of test equipment.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage laboratory instrumentation and maintenance teams with focus on calibration, maintenance and development activities.
    • Manage laboratory instrumentation team and supervise daily activities
    • Ensure laboratory equipment is calibrated on time by optimizing process and driving metrics to demonstrate compliance.
    • Oversee hardware and software development activities and help insure project requirements and timing goals are met
    • Manage equipment maintenance process. Coordinate resources for repair and preventative maintenance activities.
    • Provide technical expertise to help ensure optimal HVAC and refrigeration equipment operation
    • Ensure equipment and instrumentation areas are clean, safe and organized and 5S practices are followed
  • Manage CapEx process to bring new equipment online
    • Consolidate customer requirements to develop equipment specifications for effective and efficient competitive bidding process.
    • Coordinate budgeting and award process with Engineering and lab management
    • Track and monitor vendor equipment development and validation process
    • Co-ordinate internal and external resources to prepare facility infrastructure for equipment installation
    • Manage final acceptance testing and equipment sign off and commissioning
    • Provide technical expertise to help ensure HVAC and refrigeration equipment meets requirements

Years of Experience
5+ years of prior experience in HVAC and refrigeration equipment engineering and / or environmental testing / calibration laboratory experience desired.

Degree Required
Engineering Degree – BS Electrical / Mechanical

Desired Competencies, Experience, & Qualifications
  • Experience with refrigeration systems and/ or test / industrial equipment and controls highly desired
  • Experience with industrial instrumentation, sensors / calibration desired
  • Experience with PLC controls and/or Labview and NI platform desired
  • Experience in industrial facilities and equipment engineering and standards desired
  • Knowledge of MSA methodologies desirable
  • Prior experience in automotive component and subsystem testing a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communicative skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory quality systems ISO/A2LA a plus
  • Ability to multitask and manage diverse assignments concurrently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience managing small teams highly desired
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities required


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