Lab Supervisor

Location
Grand Prairie, TX
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
Sep 14, 2016
Closes
Oct 12, 2016
Discipline
Clinical, Quality
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY                                                     Salary: $45,000/year

The function of this position is to supervise laboratory operations performing testing of food products and environmental samples.  This position is responsible for application and evaluation of approved techniques and methodologies used in analysis of food products.  The Laboratory Supervisor will have frequent contact with the client base as well as review, reporting and interpretation of laboratory results in collaboration with the management team.  The Laboratory Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing of daily workload and staffing placement in the Laboratory area while working closely with the Laboratory Manager and Assistant Laboratory Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise laboratory operations to maintain quality and efficiency as they apply to the laboratory area
  • Accurately perform and interpret test results, notifying the Laboratory Manager of deviations
  • Supervise training of new and current laboratory personnel in laboratory procedures and protocols as authorized
  • Provided feedback for and participate in laboratory personnel reviews
  • Report concerns of equipment failures and non-compliance of supplies and reagents
  • Supervise quality control procedures and documentation to support compliance with ISO 17025 guidelines
  • Participate as an interface for the laboratory client base related to communication of results generated in the pathogen laboratory
  • Assist in the communication of all log entries
  • Assist in inventory maintenance
  • Perform internal audits of processes as directed
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
  • Supervise non-routine projects as assigned
  • Independently pursue working knowledge of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with the Food Safety Net Services Methods Manual, Quality Manual, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Safety Manual, and approved laboratory procedures
  • Travel is required and at the discretion of management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises employees. Carries out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, standard operating procedures and best practices. Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations at all times. Responsibilities includes training and mentoring employees; evaluate performance of assigned personnel, monitor performance action plans for employees, may interview applicants, improve operational efficiencies by focusing on customer service and maximizing production and profit;  will direct work flow; maintain harmony in the workplace and professional business demeanor at all times.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS degree in Life Science or related field
  • Masters degree in Life Science or related field preferred
  • Two years of analytical laboratory experience
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Familiarity with GMP , OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, and Compendium methods and procedure
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Food Safety Net Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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