Company: Food Safety Net Services
Posted on: March 14, 2019
JOB SUMMARY The primary function of this position is to supervise laboratory operations and have direct contact with the laboratory client base. This position is authorized to be responsible for all laboratory operations related to the generation and communication of microbiological and chemical testing results. The Laboratory Manager works closely with the Director of Laboratory Operations and the Director of Laboratory Technical Services and has the authority to delegate responsibility for laboratory operations to the Assistant Laboratory Manager when absent from the laboratory.?ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESSupervise laboratory operations to maintain quality and efficiencyOversee training of new and current laboratory personnel in laboratory procedures and protocolsProvide guidance in the distribution of workloadEnsure that aseptic/microbiological and sound chemical techniques are applied to the daily workloadMaintenance of all laboratory personnel training, reviews, and goal setting/personal growthPlacement of laboratory personnel in appropriate laboratory areas to ensure efficiency and staff successInformation liaison for Human Resources with regard to staff changes and adjustments, including staff vacation and leaveReview and approve laboratory expenditures, including outside lab testing, shipping, and supply ordersEnsure that all required equipment is in place and properly functioningEnsure that all quality control procedures and documentation are in compliance and up to date with ISO 17025 guidelinesEnsure that all technical procedures are up to date and properly followed in collaboration with the Director of Laboratory Technical Services, the Technical Supervisor, and the Assistant Laboratory ManagerOverall organization, housekeeping, maintenance, and space utilization of the laboratoryOversee laboratory departmental staff meetingsSupervise non-routine projects per client request and as assignedOversee status and writing of final report summaries for shelf-life evaluations and food borne illness reportsReview and approval of final technical reports going out to clients to include spreadsheets, special projects, and contract researchReview and oversee data entriesIndependently pursue and have a 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 proceduresMaintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trendsProvide guidance to the Assistant Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Supervisors to ensure that all laboratory processes are managed with the highest quality and efficiencyAuthority to approve payroll hours, to write performance reviews, and to provide feedback to HR on staffing needsAdjust workflow as requiredAuthorize training for laboratory personnelPeriodically review and visually audit laboratory staff to ensure compliance with methodsAuthority to approve laboratory supply orders and invoices related to supplies, shipping, and contract servicesAuthorized to order repair services for malfunctioning equipment as well as request new equipment with the proper price quotationsAuthorize retests of client samples based on quality control concernsCommunicate directly with clients on laboratory capability, results, pricing, and related topicsTravel is required and at the discretion of management?SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDirectly 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 interviewing, hiring, training and mentoring employees; evaluate performance of assigned personnel, monitor performance action plans for employees, 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.
Keywords: Food Safety Net Services, Amarillo , Lab Manager, Executive , Amarillo, Texas
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