Laboratory Manager - Hillsboro, KS
– 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
-You develop annual
goals and objectives for Laboratory Services and oversee general laboratory
-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
-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.
-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
-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!