Job Title: Color Lab Manager
Date Posted: 10-04-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Uniform Color Company
Company Website:
Contact Information: Ed   Ouellette (
Job Description:


Summary Develop, integrate and supervise the color development laboratory.  Continuously
search for ways to improve quality of processes and products.  Create and maintain a team
concept among lab personnel.  To support company philosophy and standards and to be personally
involved in continuous improvement.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Develop and organize work schedules.


Establish and execute business planning metrics in order to support corporate business plan.


Provide technical support to Color Lab Personnel.


Directs and advises lab personnel including performance reviews, analyzing and resolving, and
assisting workers in solving problems.


Provide technical support for manufacturing.


Provide technical support for customers.


Provide and execute personnel development plans as required.


Manage period expense and capital budgets.


Participate in team activities as required.


Manage formula development process.


Coordinate color development procedures and processes.


Manage approval process.


Help develop and manage Quality System work instructions and procedures and improve as


Responsible for successful facilitation of all company safety policies and procedures.


Responsible for cleanliness of work area.


Participate in company training seminars as offered.


Attend company meetings as designated.




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses
intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.


Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses
feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes
information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving
situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and
progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to
customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for
service and assistance; Meets commitments.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;
Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation
skills; Participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar;
Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and
interpret written information.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to
others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals
and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives
authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides
recognition for results.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform
well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others;
Gives appropriate recognition to others.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works
with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and


Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment;
Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making
process; Makes timely decisions.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes
obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for
additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their
tasks; Develops realistic action plans.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats
others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts
responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote
quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action
beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities
are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility
for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach
goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness;
Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents
ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.



Preferred Education/Training/Knowledge  

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in Chemistry or Polymer
Science; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education and experience.


Material compounding experience


Extensive knowledge of resins, additives, pigments and dyes


Knowledge of injection molding and extrusion processes, polymers and their stabilization, and
automotive materials specifications


Color science knowledge


Excellent communication and organizational skills


Management experience


Ability to work within a flexible schedule



Computer Skills                                                

Strong computer skills.  Experience with spectrophotometers and color matching software



Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The
employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.



Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving
mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate.
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