Materials Lab Manager

Job Location

Menasha, WI US


1328 Earl St (Menasha), WI 54952

Job Category

Operations Management & Quality


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Organizes and directs the daily activities of the laboratory. Responsible for supervising laboratory personnel, conducting and overseeing quality assurance and quality control, and collecting, analyzing, and interpreting lab results.


Essential to this Position

Provide leadership to the Materials Innovation Center (MIC) to provide meaningful information, accelerates organizational knowledge, and provides material solutions. Lead cross functional collaboration to provide material and sustainability solutions to customers. Promote a culture of safety, engagement, and customer focus.

  • Lead the Material Solutions Platform (MRB)
  • Oversee the analysis and evaluation of products and materials
  • Work closely with Engineering on various new product development projects
  • Develop and exploit commercially viable material solutions
  • Explore and apply new and accepted analytical methods and chemical analysis technologies to assist with material solutions
  • Manage laboratory communication, schedules, data, documentation, capital plans and budget
  • Partner with Purchasing, Product Engineering, and Manufacturing in all aspects of material qualification and ongoing cost reduction efforts
  • Serve as a technical resource and problem solver for chemical/material related issues
  • Adhere to ISO quality procedures and processes
  • Address government and customer compliance issues (FM, RoHS, REACH)
  • Partner with and manage third party relationships as needed
  • Support customers (int/ext) with sustainability and material-based solutions that support the circular economy







Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
At least 5 years relevant experience required.
Additional Requirements
  • Safety sensitive position - ability to work in a constant state of alertness and a safe manner
  • Ability to work in and promote a culture of safety
  • Ability to handle the stress of working with others
  • Ability to be available outside of normal work hours
  • Ability to assess employee performance and coach and develop others
  • Ability to effectively (directly and indirectly) lead others
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of roles – verbal and written
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in chemical data analysis and assessment with the ability to explain the complex scientific issues to a non-technical audience
  • Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab
  • Project Management Skills
About ORBIS Corporation Join ORBIS Corporation where we are all about the power behind possible! ORBIS believes there is a better way to optimize today’s supply chains, with reusable packaging products and packaging management services. As the North American reusable packaging leader, we design and produce plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets, and custom products, including protective interiors and metal racks. Our products help world-class food, beverage, automotive and consumer goods companies move their product faster, safer, and more cost-effectively. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to driving the circular economy and a better world for future generations through environmentally friendly product design, sustainable operations, and recycled material usage.

ORBIS, along with Menasha Packaging, an industry-leading corrugated packaging, display, and merchandising solutions provider, are companies of Menasha Corporation, one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 170 years, Menasha Corporation is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., and has 100 locations in North America and Europe.

You can check out Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers in our online Corporate Social Responsibility Report:

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Join us and become part of the power behind possible!

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