Responsible for overseeing the daily workload and staffing placement in the Laboratory while working closely with the Management Team. Responsibilities includes training and mentoring employees; evaluating performance of assigned personnel, monitor performance action plans for employees, interviewing of applicants, improve operational efficiencies by focusing on customer service and maximizing production and profit; scheduling/staffing and directing work flow; maintain harmony in the workplace and professional business demeanor at all times.
Supervise laboratory operations to ensure compliance with FSNS Quality Manual, SOP's and quality control measures specified to maintain compliance with ISO 17025 guidelines.
Perform internal audits of processes and ensure accurate performance and interpretation of test results,
Supervise training of new and current laboratory personnel in procedures and protocols
Provide feedback for and administer laboratory personnel reviews
Directly address client needs as required and in collaboration with the Management Team. Oversee status of all results and reporting for clients on laboratory results as needed (including notification of out of specification results)
Process samples and ability to perform all roles that report to supervisor
Perform analyses in various laboratory areas
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
Ensure that the appropriate number of technicians are allocated are in the respective areas of the Laboratory; this will include shifting people when necessary
Work closely with the Operations and Technical Managers and assists when needed
Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team
Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
Responsible for the completion of required training
Supervision and oversight of up to 30 incumbents, dependent on Lab volume.
Bachelor's degree in Life Science or related field
Master’s degree in Life Science or related field preferred
Two years of analytical laboratory experience
Or equivalent combination of education and experience
Familiarity with GMP , OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, and Compendium methods and procedure
Knowledge of LIMS and Microsoft Office Products software.
One year of experience managing personnel
Training in general laboratory practices
About Food Safety Net Services
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) is a network of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories that provide a wide range of microbiological testing and chemical analysis. Testing includes but is not limited to non routine and routine quantitative and qualitative analysis following standardized and validated methods such as AOAC, USDA, AOCS, FDA, ASTA as well as others. In addition to our comprehensive scope of laboratory testing, FSNS also provides a full menu of auditing services that synergistically improve the effectiveness of food safety and quality programs. Our experts help you ensure that your food safety and quality programs deliver the critical information you need to continually improve your process controls and measurement systems. We assist you to meet and help you develop effective contingency planning for governmental regulatory requirements. Services Include: **Laboratory Services Including Microbiological Analysis & Chemistry Testing **Nutritional Labeling (NLEA) **Education **Special Projects Including Validation and Challenge Studies **Crisis Management **Research