Metrology Calibration Lab Manager – Houston

Posted on March 21, 2022

NSM is seeking a qualified candidate to execute the duties as the Metrology Calibration Lab Manager overseeing our Houston region commercial metrology operations. Responsibilities include supervision of employees, departmental P&L goals/expansion, company policy compliance and adherence to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The Lab Manager must ensure timely completion of work while meeting quality requirements and work to increase the through-put of the department. Additional responsibilities include providing quotes to prospective customers and identifing expansion of service opportunities. In conjunction with the Management Team, the Lab Manager will establish revenue goals, cost saving plans and asset requirements for the department.

Nicol Scales & Measurement was founded in 1931 and has been recognized as one of the Best & Brightest Places to Work in Houston. Our Metrology Calibration Services team has grown our Commercial Lab services over 250% in the past three years. Since our inception we have been a leading provider of measurement equipment and calibration services in Texas and throughout the U.S., supported by staff members who are the best in the industry.

Our commitment to our employees’ success is enhanced by our competitive pay, production bonuses, commissions and an extensive benefits package which includes vacation, sick and personal time off. We provide medical, dental, life and long-term care benefits along with a 401k plan with company matching. Nicol Scales & Measurement is dedicated to the well-being of our employees, offering a workplace that promotes safety, integrity and respect.


  • Provide leadership and direction for departmental staff
  • Monitor Departmental Performance (Revenue, Production, Costs)
  • Provide sales support (Site visits, sales team support)
  • Provide customer support
  • Monitor and maintain department standards and assets
  • Monitor and manage outsourced equipment
  • Assist in Calibration types of laboratory devices
  • Maintain EasyCal calibration agreements
  • Oversee recall program to assure customer is notified of past due equipment
  • Adhere to all company ISO compliant quality policies, procedures, and work instructions

Must be familiar with QMS requirements, ISO 17025 preferred. PMEL or equivalent training required. Supervisory and strong computer skills as well as essential math skills needed to analyze the uncertainty budgets. 3 years of experience as a test or lab lead/supervisor is desired. Must possess leadership skills to inspire your team and to attract new customers. Enjoy an Entrepreneurial mindset that produces financial success of the department.

Must be able to pass Criminal Background check and Drug Testing and maintain a Clean Driving Record. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs. without restrictions.

Salary bonus package: $75,000 plus

Job Type: Full-time