Johnsonville Sausage Posting


Laboratory Coordinator – Sheboygan Falls, WI


Position Overview:

The Laboratory Coordinator will coordinate all functions of the microbiology and chemistry laboratories, leverage competencies in testing procedures, new technology, project management, and statistical process control.  The end results are to build a “State of the Art” support services group which provides fast, accurate, and efficient results to all Johnsonville and co-pack facilities and to coach/develop a “World Class” team.


Why This Is A Great Job For A Person Who Wants To Accept Nothing Less Than Personal Greatness:

  • Provide food safety and quality technical support to all Johnsonville and co-pack facilities by leveraging your knowledge and skill in microbiology, meat science, manufacturing and new technology.  Work with manufacturing, research and development, food safety and quality and engineering to protect the brand.
  • Challenge your ability to lead projects by applying best practice project management skills in order to successfully bring project and future needs to the forefront.  You will have the opportunity to support or lead cross-functional teams charged with food safety/quality elements and/or enhancements.
  • Challenge your ability to develop others by identifying and providing opportunities for members to continually advance themselves both technically and professionally.
  • Challenge your effectiveness as a communicator with different audience levels through presentations, project updates and progress reports on technical and scientific subjects.
  • Coordinate laboratory testing schedules and provide oversight for the daily operation of the microbiology and chemistry laboratories.  Be prepared to step in and assist with testing as needed.  You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain laboratory budget and capital expenses, conduct laboratory meetings, maintain laboratory standard operation procedures for GLP and regulatory guidelines.  You will oversee the state of Wisconsin certification  and USDA Accreditation and will coordinate/delegate special laboratory projects on an as need basis.
  • Be familiarized with and have a working knowledge in data management, experimental design, and statistical process control. 



What You Bring To The Job:

  • B.S. in microbiology, food science, meat science, or related science (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • Successful track record of coaching and developing members
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a laboratory setting
  • Proven experience in problem solving skills
  • Proficient in pathogen detection techniques, conventional and rapid test methods
  • Ability to write and maintain scientific standard operating procedures and GLP
  • Ability to communicate with clarity in a timely manner
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office computer applications
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task



Location:                                Sheboygan Falls, WI

Member Status:                    Full Time, Salaried

Hours:                                    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, overtime expected


How to Apply:  Please apply online only at



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