QC Lab Supervisor

Green River, WY 82935, USA Req #177
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Genesis Alkali is the world’s largest natural soda ash mine and production site, offering a secure, reliable and diverse range of high-quality product choices. Alkali mines and processes trona ore and manufactures soda ash that is used in the production of glass, detergents, chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper production, and water treatment. It also produces sodium bicarbonate and other chemical compounds used in common industrial, agricultural, and household applications. Our main Alkali operations are in Green River, Wyoming, home of the world's largest trona ore deposit, with a corporate office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Genesis Alkali, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genesis Energy, L.P., (NYSE: GEL). Genesis Energy is a growth-oriented master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, Texas.  Through four divisions: offshore pipeline transportation, sodium minerals and sulfur services, marine transportation and onshore facilities and transportation, we provide an integrated suite of services to refineries, oil producers, and industrial and commercial enterprises. For more information visit or

Why Join Genesis Alkali?

  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance, Vision, Flexible Spending (Medical and Dependent Care) and Health Savings Accounts, and Pre-paid Legal, beginning first day of employment; company funds a portion of HSA.
  • Retirement - 
    • 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan for Salaried employees, company makes Safe Harbor matching contributions (fully vested) of 100% up to the first 5% of eligible pay you contribute; additionally, Company makes discretionary contributions up to 5% of eligible pay in the first quarter of the following year (three-year vesting requirement). 
    • Pension for Hourly Union employees plus an opportunity to participate in a 401(k) savings plan. The company does not provide a matching contribution for pension eligible employees.
  • Tuition reimbursement programs are available to qualifying employees for approved programs.
  • Subsidized transportation to our plant from Green River, Rock Springs, and the Bridger Valley.

Posting Title: QC Lab Supervisor
Internal Title: Lab Supervisor
Location: Green River, Wyoming

Position Summary: The Lab Supervisor position is integral to the performance of our quality lab. The supervisor works closely with operations from each plant and the chemists to insure our customers receive a consistent product, from our densest soda ash to our pharmaceutical grade sodium bicarbonate. The supervisor provides back up to the Quality Coordinator for reporting, technical support, and training, and works with various site departments to respond to customer concerns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Lab operation
  • Accountable for performance measurements for the team
  • Department safety action plan and safety results
  • MSHA requirements and general lab safety
  • People development
  • Administration of labor contract
  • Backfill for Quality Coordinator
  • Area budget, including capital spending
  • KPI data
  • Work to improve communication with supply chain
  • Laboratory analytical methods
  • Oversee Lab ISO 9000 system


  • Coordinate work effort of lab personnel
  • Coordinate manpower requirements in their area
  • Provide training
  • Communicate with plants over quality and testing issues
  • Facilitate implementation of team safety action plan and oversees development of plan
  • Conduct safety and housekeeping audits / behavior audits
  • Develop and maintain training plan and records
  • Schedule and conduct safety meetings
  • Supervise Methods Chemist
  • Interact with customers as needed
  • Makes sure that analysis being run are appropriate
  • Coordination with plant for new product development testing
  • Coordination of daily process testing needs
  • Coordination of special projects testing needs
  • Work to improve communication with supply chain
  • Final product approval of bicarb batches
  • Coordinate lab building maintenance
  • Coordinate housekeeping of lab facility
  • Insure calibration models and curves are correct
  • Support ISO 9000 efforts
  • Support food safety efforts in the sodium bicarbonate production areas
  • Serve as a member of the Food Safety Team
  • Support Product Withdrawal/Recall/Recovery (CAC member)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Chemistry from an accredited four-year college or university
  • 5 years supervisory experience
  • 5 years Quality Assurance/Quality Control lab experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capability

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • SAP or Oracle experience
  • Experience with alkaline chemicals such as lime or potash, with a strong preference for soda ash
Genesis Alkali is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or citizenship.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Green River, WY 82935, USA