Element Materials Technology

ICP Laboratory Manager

Job Locations UK-Flintshire-Deeside


Element has an opportunity for an ICP Laboratory Manager to join our busy laboratory at Deeside. Supporting the Inorganics Manager, the ICP Laboratory Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the laboratory 



  • Daily Management of ICP Metals laboratory and metals Prep area
  • Ensure results are reported on time by managing and prioritising departmental workload
  • Ensure safety and quality standards are exceeded
  • Support the Metals area technically
  • Undertake timely investigation of client queries and non conformances
  • Assist in production, instrument maintenance and support
  • Liaise with engineers and suppliers to support the Metals department
  • Conducting sample preparation and analysis in accordance with company methods and quality procedures
  • Accurate reporting of results using LIMs.
  • Ensuring adherence to good laboratory practice and housekeeping at all times
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Ensuring a continual supply of lab consumables by monitoring stock levels and placing orders
  • Supporting Inorganics Manager in the development, modification and validation of methods
  • Following health and safety procedures
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • A chemistry background and education to degree level or A ‘levels in Chemistry and other science and maths subjects
  • Alternative qualifications will be considered depending on relevant equivalent experience
  • Previous relevant experience in a similar role
  • Supervisor or management experience prefered
  • ICP OES and or MS experience within a commercial analytical laboratory
  • Highly motivated and organised professional
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and coach a team 
  • Excellent communicator and a clear thinker
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines 


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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