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M&T Test Lab Manager (Composite Materials) - Wrexham

Syensqo is all about chemistry. We’re not just referring to chemical reactions here, but also to the magic that occurs when the brightest minds get to work together. This is where our true strength lies. In you. In your future colleagues and in all your differences. And of course, in your ideas to improve lives while preserving our planet’s beauty for the generations to come.


We are looking for:
A Laboratory Manager to lead our Mechanical Testing and Qualifications Laboratory Team based in Wrexham. The team is composed of 7 Technicians and completes the testing required for the qualification or screening of composites materials such as prepregs and adhesives used within Aerospace, Defense and other industries.

We count on you for:

  • Ensuring testing programs are efficiently completed with adherence to the highest standards
  • Maintaining an effective team by motivating, engaging, inspiring, training and hiring.
  • Prioritisation and allocation of resources (human resources and equipment)
  • Promoting the health, safety and environmental values of Syensqo, actively participating in HSE activities to ensure the laboratory remains a safe place to work.
  • Developing expertise and exploring continuous improvement with respect to safety, quality and innovation
  • Proposing the investment (CAPEX) needed to maintain and improve lab capabilities
  • Managing our portfolio of test data and maintaining documentation to an externally auditable level

You can count on us for:

  • A full range of benefits as expected of a successful company
  • Opportunities for growth and learning
  • Encouraging a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that values and respects individual differences and backgrounds

You will bring:

  • A degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Polymer Science or similar
  • Good knowledge of mechanical testing preferably with a strong background in characterisation of composite materials and/or adhesives
  • Experience working in laboratory environment
  • Leadership skills
  • People orientation
  • Collaboration
  • High standards with respect to quality and have a strong sense of urgency
  • A high degree of customer focus and an ability to communicate effectively at different levels within internal, customer and supplier organisations
  • A high level of self-motivation and ‘get it done’ attitude
  • A willingness to take on additional responsibility as required

You will get:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 16 weeks of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave
  • Training platform for all employees
  • Free language courses (24 languages available)
  • Free well-being sessions (physical and psychological)

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