Decatur, Texas

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Laboratory Operations Manager


Job ID: 2020-7948
Type: Active Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Executive or Senior Management


Come help design, deliver, and optimize the products that help produce some of the most important semiconductor and industrial products in the world. Be a part of a team and organization that is pushing the boundaries of material and chemical testing to meet our ever-evolving customer needs.

Entegris is seeking an Laboratory Operations Manager who will manage the daily operational and administrative functions, activities, and technical projects for the Decatur, TX Analytical Services Laboratories. You will also be responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training personnel on analytical testing and services. In line with our values, which is fostering an environment of teamwork you will have an opportunity to collaborate with technicians, scientists, applications engineers, local management, sales & marketing, as well as global technical team members.

The ideal candidate will be results oriented and an excellent team player, with solid knowledge of analytical chemistry, materials testing & physics, and familiarity with semiconductor and ceramic materials.


  • Responsible for analytical technical leadership for the analytical laboratory team in Decatur, TX;
  • Leads a team of technicians to optimize performance while coaching and developing individuals within the team;
  • Creates and leads an empowered workforce that is focused on continuous improvement and achieves performance through sustainable productivity improvements;
  • Enhance laboratory productivity and profitability by forecasting accurate and realistic annual operating and capital equipment budgets;
  • Reduce laboratory operating expenses, while maintaining or improving overall quality and service, by identifying and leveraging incentives with vendors to acquire new products or services for the laboratory;
  • Initiate, document and review Performance Management activities for the laboratory;
  • Use product and testing expertise to collaborate with internal and external customers to determine root causes in product development and quality problems;
  • Respond to customers’ feedback on technical problems and improve product value as well as customer satisfaction;
  • Continuous training on the various analytical techniques and methods.


  • Bachelor of Science in chemistry, physics, biology or engineering required, M.S. preferred
  • Lab instrument (LA-ICP-MS, SEM/FIB, tension/compression, fatigue/fracture, porosity, density) operations and maintenance experience preferred;
  • LIMS set up and administration experience;
  • Prior experience managing laboratory services in a material, or chemical manufacturing environment;
  • Hands on experience with applicable quality tools such as pareto, FMEA’s, SPC/SQC, histograms, trend analysis, process mapping, design of experiments, cause and effect diagrams, 8D problem solving methodology;
  • Strong hands on expertise in chemical analysis and testing related to blended graphite, silicon carbide and ceramics;
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams;
  • Knowledge of proper safe handling/disposal of chemicals and ability to maintain a clean and safe workspace;
  • Ability to travel 10% (when travel restrictions are lifted);
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.


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Decatur, Texas

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things – these are not just trends, they are drivers changing the way people live across the globe. With these new drivers and the increasing speed of innovation, there comes an expectation for higher-quality, higher-performing technologies at a faster pace. Every day, and for more than 50 years, Entegris’ singular mission has been to help customers utilize our advanced science-based solutions to support demand drivers; to innovate faster and more efficiently; and ultimately to transform the world. Through the power of our solutions and technology expertise, Entegris provides customers with innovative, science-based solutions to their toughest technology challenges. Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, Entegris employs approximately 5,100 people worldwide, with roughly half employed in Asia-Pacific or Europe. With research and development, customer service, analytical labs, and manufacturing in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe, Entegris supports customers around the globe as they take technology to the next level.

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