of Technical Services - San Antonio, TX
Responsible for supporting analytical laboratory processes including:
technology, methodology, laboratory proficiency measurements, research, and
scientific processes. Will ensure the company network of laboratories
maintains progressive microbiological and chemistry testing of food
products and environmental samples. This position is responsible for
application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and
methodologies used in analysis of food products as they relate to
accreditation, certification, and proficiency testing. This position will
have contact with the laboratory client base as well as review of new
business and special projects.
will include, but not limited to:
- Coordinate the design and
implementation of proficiency programs within the laboratory network.
- Facilitate technical
evaluation of the Quality System ISO 17025 standards ensuring
- Identify and evaluate new
technology to ensure the company offers the latest testing to its
- Special research projects
& scientific reports.
- Identify, prepare, and
present technical in-service training for all levels of the
organization in the different departments.
- Facilitate professional
meetings and presentations.
- Supervise direct report
personnel in a progressive management style.
- Responsiveness to customer
- Advanced studies in food
science and/or microbiological analysis preferred.
- Applied food analysis
experience with multiple food types and multiple laboratories
- International food processing
and retail experience preferred.
- Five years of industrial food
safety and quality assurance.
- M.S degree in food science or
related field (microbiology, chemistry, or agriculture) required;
- PhD. in a related field
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