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Laboratory Manager

Date: Jul 14, 2021

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54913

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Clean Water Testing a A.O. Smith Company/Appleton, WI

Clean Water Testing is a state certified laboratory that analyzes drinking water, waste water, soil, and other matrixes. We provide complete water testing services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. We are looking for a key member to join our team. We are looking for the right candidate to help us in our continued growth. If you have lab experience, now is the time to take the next step in your career. Come lead our team and help us take our lab to the next level.

Primary Function

As the Laboratory Manager you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the operation of a State certified Lab (Clean Water Testing) in accordance with policies and guidelines as directed by Management including: supervision of all lab activities; lab accreditation; calibration, repair and maintenance of lab equipment; and purchase of all lab supplies and tools.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Directly supervise all lab personnel.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 



  • Provide direction, guidance, training, backup, and support for all lab personnel
  • Operate, maintain, and repair analytical instrumentation including ICP-OES, ICP-MS, GFAA, CVAA, Ion Chromatography, and Flow Injection
  • Maintain state certification of the lab, including overseeing all quality assurance and quality control requirements and preparing and responding to all lab audits
  • Expand laboratory capabilities to include additional drinking water parameters
  • Provide yearly budget input to Management for subordinate employee salary adjustments, tool and supply requirements, as well as necessary capital expenditures for laboratory upgrades and maintenance.
  • Additional responsibilities may include sample coding, sample preparation, routine sample analysis, sample container preparation, and helping customers assess results.


  • Experience working in an appliance development laboratory environment.  
  • Must possess a high level of mathematical aptitude must be demonstrated.                       
  • Model making skills and skills in the use of model making equipment and laboratory equipment and computers are preferred. 
  • Must be able to read and understand technical documents, bill of materials, dimensional drawings, etc. 
  • Must be able to interpret project direction with limited background and respond positively to rapid changes in project priorities.
  • Skills in the use of laboratory equipment and computers are preferred. 
  • Associates technical degree
  • A degree in chemistry or closely related field is desired


Years of Experience

2-3 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience
Minimum of 5 years related work experience

Who We Are

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.


With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. 


Water-Right, Inc., based in Appleton, Wisconsin, is A. O. Smith's water quality solutions provider with a complete line of residential and commercial products and systems for a wide variety of applications, including solutions for problem well water. Water-Right products are sold under the Evolve®, WaterCare®, Sanitizer Series®, Impression Series® and CustomCare® product brands. In addition to its advanced and innovative product solutions, Water-Right also has a retail facility, Water-Right Services, and a state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLC™, specializing in water analytical services. 

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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