Head of Innovation Water Laboratory (m/f/d)
Witterswil, Solothurn, Switzerland - 4108

Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology and systems producing the purest water and treating the most challenging wastewater in the industry. Ovivo is a powerful global brand with renowned trademarks, possessing more than 150 years of expertise and references in water treatment, supported by its proprietary products, advanced technologies and extensive system integration knowhow. It operates in some 15 countries with 1000+ employees.

Ovivo Switzerland belongs to the Electronics and Metals Division of Ovivo serving the Electronics and Semiconductor Industry with water management solutions in ultrapure generation water and wastewater treatment.

We have an exciting position to fill at our location in Witterswil and are looking for a

Head of Innovation Water Laboratory 100% m/f/d

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage the operation of the R&D water laboratory technicians, interns, engineers
  • Support international Water business and Innovation group related to purification
  • Take an active role in the analysis of a wide range of water samples ultrapure water, city water, wastewater and water treatment related samples
  • Analytical methods used in our facilities include e.g.: ICP-MS, ICP-OES, GC, IC, UV-VIS Spectrometry, Tensiometry, electrochemical measurements, TOC measurements, particle counting, TOC speciation by LC-OCD, microscopy as well as usual colorimetric and titrimetric water analysis procedures
  • Manage Quality LIMS system for the overview of calibration and maintenance of all instruments including Process Analysers in use
  • Review SOPs and analytical reports
  • Manage acquisitions and maintenance of analytical instruments
  • Take an active role in the maintenance and validation of our instrument fleet in collaboration with our analytical personnel
  • Responsible for chemical safety and Laboratory Quality management ISO 9001

Your Skills and Assets

  • Academica degree in chemistry BSc., MSc., PhD or equivalent
  • A professional experience min. 5-8 years in a similar position, preferably in water chemistry
  • Extensive experience in water analysis and operation of analytical instruments, ideally in GMP environment
  • You like to deal with technical innovations
  • You have strong social competency and first leadership skills
  • You are self-initiative, creative as well as flexible and able to work under pressure
  • You have a good team oriented working capability with excellent communication skills
  • You speak and write fluent English - German and/or French languages are an added value

What we offer

  • A challenging task in an exciting and innovative organization
  • Working with a young and international Innovation Team
  • Dealing with the latest technologies in water treatment / water analytics in a worldwide acting company
  • Technical and individual training in the position and function related field for your personal development
  • Flexibility and short decision ways
  • Modern working conditions