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Laboratory Manager - Hillsboro, KS
Barkman Honey

 

 

 

 

Laboratory – Hillsboro, Kansas


Oversees all laboratory sample preparation and testing; equipment selection, use and maintenance; selection and proper inventory of supplies; and scheduling and performance of Laboratory Technicians.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
-You develop annual goals and objectives for Laboratory Services and oversee general laboratory activity.

-You understand the honey industry and keep current with changes and/or requirements related to beekeeping, food safety, quality and regulatory standards.

-You develop and supervise Laboratory Technicians and provide clear and concise direction, promote teamwork and solve problems.

-You manage and perform testing in the laboratory; oversee equipment, testing methodology and validity; establish a preventative maintenance and service program; and coordinate and lead the sensory panel and quarterly product sampling and testing processes.

-You select and maintain relationships with external laboratories, including researching and understanding tests that are offered, troubleshooting issues, maintaining vendor documentation and obtaining information on latest findings in honey.

-You collaborate with your team and internal/external customers to solve problems, answer questions and provide great customer service.

TOOLKIT/SKILLS REQUIRED:
-You preferably have 3+ years laboratory experience, 2+ years leadership experience and Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry, Biology or Food Science.

-You have experience with mass spectroscopy and are comfortable performing testing with and developing methodologies for testing honey using our LCMS machinery. 

-You are an excellent listener, collaborator, written and verbal communicator and have a high emotional IQ.

-You are comfortable with computers and consistently perform detailed and accurate data entry.

-You are very meticulous about details — the lab has many customers that need accurate, timely results. It is imperative to work quickly and minimize mistakes by learning the tasks well and asking for help when needed.

-You are very organized and able to multi-task, work quickly and efficiently, are self-motivated and look for ways to help those around you. 

-You are a nonsmoker to enhance ability to detect off flavors and aromas for sensory testing.

This full-time position has great benefits including health insurance, 401K, PTO and a relaxed but challenging, team oriented work environment where we have fun and do business together. And of course, we’re a welcoming equal opportunity employer!

 

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