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Lab Supervisor

bw_wordkay_placeAsheville - North Carolina - USA

bw_wordkay_timeMar 24, 2020

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Reliably delivering what’s needed today
There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things. We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next
Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world
Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world. We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution. Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner Emissions &Thermal Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Laboratory Supervisor at our Technical Center in Asheville, NC. This person will support the laboratory function used during development, validation and manufacturing/sustain engineering support phases of product and system design. This is generally accomplished through the skilled use and coordination of Engineering development lab tools and equipment in assembling and testing prototype hardware while demonstrating strong key competencies. Accountabilities will include documentation of activities as appropriate.
Position is expected to handle facility items, including safety management within our GSSF framework, shipping and receiving and Vendor liaison. This will also involve training of new hires to the lab activity, along with coordinating the lab facilities for a particular product group.


  • Lab Coordination – Responsible for coordinating the following activities relating to equipment and lab area for a specific product group:
    • Calibration needs and tracking
    • Repair needs of equipment
    • Data Acquisition Standardization and Procedures
    • Safety Issues
    • General housekeeping and organization of facility
    • Interface with other units of EtTS as needed
  • Capital Equipment – Responsible for the proper use of specific high capital equipment.  Calibration, proper fixtures, test techniques and safety protocol are to be developed and disseminated to all authorized uses.
  • Lab Development – Responsible for assembling prototype products.  Responsible for testing of products at direction of the product engineers and provide design and/or test improvement ideas arising from observed results.
  • Design Validation – Responsible for performing Performance, POC, EV, DV & PV testing and documenting test data for products.  Responsible for assisting in design, procurement and fabrication of test fixturing, setup and data collection methods.
  • Documentation – Responsible for reducing, summarizing and presenting data to engineers with insights for product improvement.
  • Identification of test method improvements for accuracy, speed and repeatability.
  • Procurement and Inventory of Components – Responsible for ordering, expediting and inventory tracking of prototype components at engineering direction.
  • Calibration and maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Test & Instrumentation Skills – Responsible to maintain proficiency with evolving technologies through training and education.
  • Oversee Safety Co-op to ensure safety initiatives are driven for Marshall in accordance with GSSF guidelines, and collaborate with Safety committee/ element leaders.
  • Interface with internal resources and/or outside vendors to ensure the administration of facility and employee-related services including but not limited to maintenance/cleaning vendors, safety personal protective equipment items, and uniforms.
  • Oversee the shipping department and related activities, and manage Shipping Co-op to ensure daily activity completion. 
  • Support of plant problem solving initiatives as directed by product engineering.
  • Safety management within our GSSF framework, including Emergency Preparedness/Occ Medical Services, Fire Extinguisher Monthly Checks
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in a technical field
  • 8 years of accumulated experience in facilities and/or in a lab environment
  • Prior supervision experience preferred
  • Experience and knowledge in the QS9000 procedure and documentation requirements of the lab activity
  • Ability to schedule and prioritize testing resources
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Extensive and specific product knowledge
  • Extensive machining and fabrication skills required


  • Action Oriented
  • Conflict Management
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Motivating Others
  • Informing
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Functional/Technical Skills


This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Emissions Tralee Safety Policy Manual.  This individual will work in a manner that stresses the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to their immediate supervisor.


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