Technical Manager - Food
Safety Net Services – GA, TX, AR
Salary Range: $38,000-$60,000/year
(Locations available in
Atlanta, GA; Amarillo, TX; Grand Prairie, TX, and Springdale, AR)
The function of this position is to
oversee quality systems and training, as it applies to laboratory
operations. This position is responsible for the application, evaluation,
and training of approved microbiological/chemical techniques and
methodologies used in the analysis of food products. The position is also
responsible for ensuring compliance with the ISO / IEC 17025 guide for food
testing laboratories. This position will have frequent contact with the
Corporate Quality Assurance Manager and Corporate Trainer. This position
functions as part of the Laboratory Management Team and works closely in
assisting in the daily functions associated with the maintenance of the
quality and training systems and providing technical support to laboratory
Ability to differentiate between colors and make color
determinations of test results.
Implement and maintain quality systems in accordance with
regulatory agency requirements to include, but not limited to, ISO/IEC
17025, A2LA, FDA and USDA.
Monitor quality control programs and ensure compliance to
Quality Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, A2LA requirements and
ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines.
Perform internal audits as scheduled in the Internal Audit
Program and as assigned by management.
Facilitate internal and external audits and identify
opportunities for improvement in the quality system and training
Manage the laboratory’s Document Control System and facilitate
implementation of policy and procedural updates.
Manage the laboratory’s Corrective Action and Preventive
Action (CAPA) system and technical client inquiries.
Coordinate and manage the laboratory’s Proficiency Testing
Monitor the laboratory’s PT performance and assess training
Monitor the Laboratory Control Sample (LCS) Program and review
the laboratory’s Statistical Process Charts (SPC).
Manage the laboratory’s Equipment Calibration and Verification
Manage the laboratory‘s Training Program and administer
technical and quality system training for new and current laboratory
personnel according to FSNS standard operating procedures.
Maintain laboratory training and competency records.
Contribute to continuous improvement of the overall FSNS
On-board new technologies relative to quality and training
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading
scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of
food industry issues and trends.
Provide technical support to the laboratory and clients.
Manage work schedule to accommodate laboratory needs.
This position works closely as part of the Laboratory
Management Team and has the authority to stop work and request sample
resets as necessary.
Directly supervises employees.
Carries out all responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies, standard operating procedures and best practices.
Assists in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
at all times.
Responsibilities include training and mentoring employees;
provides oversight and direction to quality and training designees,
evaluate performance of assigned personnel, monitor performance action
plans for employees, interviewing applicants, improve operational
efficiencies by focusing on customer service; will direct work flow in the
technical department and schedule employee hours; maintain harmony in the
workplace, and professional business demeanor at all times.
BS degree in Microbiology required; MS degree in Microbiology
Ability to differentiate between colors is required.
2-3 years of experience in a Microbiological testing
laboratory required; food Microbiology preferred.
Training experience required.
Laboratory/technical auditing experience required.
ISO / IEC 17025 knowledge required.
Please apply online at
questions, please contact Michelle Matthews
Food Safety Net Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and
Individuals with Disabilities.