Lab & Regulatory Supervisor - KY-Leitchfield
information about this job:
Laboratory Manager is responsible for coordinating all lab activities on
site. The Laboratory Manager will report to the Quality and Regulatory
Manager and be responsible for coordinating lab job descriptions, testing
requirements related to specifications, testing results and analysis,
appropriate process data collection, lab equipment and materials needed. Will
work with Quality Supervisor on all lab training needs and requirements and
coordinating all lab training and qualifications of the team. The Laboratory
Manager will be responsible for lab procedures and each of the job functions
in the lab.
Essential Duties and
- Must be knowledgeable of food,
milk, dairy, and cheese specific test methods and techniques.
- Be very familiar with
microbiology and techniques as related to food. If not familiar with
these techniques, person must be comfortable to learn these in formal
and non-formal settings.
- Validate current lab processes,
procedures and test methods. Propose solutions for continuous
improvements in the lab in relation to quality control systems and via
analysis of results.
- Approve and validate training
of lab personnel to insure understanding and compliance to standards.
- Develop lab training sessions
and lab work instructions for the plant.
- Certify lab employees on lab
requirements as related to their job and teach them new skills through
the IDP process.
- Inform management on lab
- Apply technical skills and
knowledge of internal and external guidelines to help improve methods,
- Work in conjunction with the
Quality Supervisor to manage the quality of incoming materials.
- Ensure all lab supplies are
ordered and proper inventories are maintained.
- Perform statistical
calculations relating to test data. Enter test data into the computer
system and prepare test result reports.
- Follow all clean up and
housekeeping procedures. Comply with all quality, safety, and work-rule
- Perform other miscellaneous
duties as assigned by management.
degree and experience preferred:
- Requires education generally
equivalent to a College degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science
or related field plus 1 to 3 years additional training laboratory
procedures and/or equivalent years of experience
- Will acquire State and FDA
certifications in order to perform all QA Laboratory testing procedures
- Requires 1 to 3 years’
experience in laboratory testing techniques in a dairy and/or food processing
- Ability to read, understand and
implement laboratory procedures
- Ability to function as a team
member and contribute to group goals
- Ability to operate a variety of
office and laboratory equipment such as a personal computer, texture
analyzer, incubator, PH meters, salt analyzer, scales, slide box and hot
- Requires good knowledge of
testing procedures and documentation techniques
- Requires good oral
communication skills to effectively deal with coworkers