SAFETY NET SERVICES
Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000/year
(Position located in San Antonio,
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 chemical testing results. The Chemistry
Laboratory Manager works closely with the Regional Laboratory Manager and
the Chemistry Technical Manager and has the authority to delegate
responsibility for laboratory operations to the Chemistry Operations
Manager when absent from the laboratory.
Supervise laboratory operations to maintain quality and
Oversee training of new and current laboratory personnel in
laboratory procedures and protocols.
Provide guidance in the distribution of workload.
Ensure that sound chemical techniques are applied to the daily
Maintenance of all laboratory personnel training, reviews, and
goal setting/personal growth.
Placement of laboratory personnel in appropriate laboratory
areas to ensure efficiency and staff success.
Information liaison for Human Resources with regard to staff
changes and adjustments, including staff vacation and leave.
Review and approve laboratory expenditures, including outside
lab testing, shipping, and supply orders.
Ensure that all required equipment is in place and properly
Ensure that all quality control procedures and documentation
are in compliance and up to date with ISO 17025 guidelines.
Ensure that all technical procedures are up to date and
properly followed in collaboration with the Chemistry Technical Manager and
the Chemistry Operations Manager.
Overall organization, housekeeping, maintenance, and space
utilization of the laboratory.
Oversee laboratory departmental staff meetings.
Supervise non-routine projects per client request and as
Review and approval of final technical reports going out to
clients to include spreadsheets, special projects, and contract research.
Review and oversee data entries.
Independently 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 procedures.
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific
journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food
industry issues and trends.
Provide guidance to the Chemistry Operations Manager and
Laboratory Supervisors to ensure that all laboratory processes are managed
with the highest quality and efficiency.
Authority to approve payroll hours, to write performance
reviews, and to provide feedback to HR on staffing needs.
Adjust workflow as required.
Authorize training for laboratory personnel.
Periodically review and visually audit laboratory staff to
ensure compliance with methods.
Authority to approve laboratory supply orders and invoices
related to supplies, shipping, and contract services.
Authorized to order repair services for malfunctioning
equipment as well as request new equipment with the proper price
Authorize retests of client samples based on quality control
Communicate directly with clients on laboratory capability,
results, pricing, and related topics.
Travel is required and at the discretion of management.
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
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.
BS degree in Chemistry, Food Technology, or related field.
Post Graduate degree or graduate level courses in Chemistry,
Food Technology, or related field preferred.
Experience in a microbiological and/or chemical testing
Five years’ experience in a commercial food-testing
Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please apply online at:
questions, please contact Michelle Matthews