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Laboratory Supervisor

Job Description:

Laboratory Supervisor

Eurofins is searching for a Laboratory Supervisor in DeSoto, TX. The Laboratory Supervisor receives sufficient authority from, and is accountable to, the Business Unit Manager or appointed designate for the successful completion of assigned duties and responsibilities and has the authority to take action necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position and to identify the occurrence of departures from the quality system or from the procedures for performing tests and/or calibrations, so long as such action does not deviate from established company guidelines, is consistent with sound technical and business judgment, and follows the practices of the laboratory. Acts as back up to Laboratory/Quality Manager in his/her absence.

Employee Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Lead team, schedule, and train employees
  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations
  • Ensure coverage and performance
  • Foster morale and teamwork
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Assist the Business Unit Manager in managing daily operations of the microbiology department including scheduling, supervising, instructing, monitoring, and assisting in the performance of manual and instrumental analyses.
  • Perform timely and accurate analysis of samples to meet customer commitments. This includes, but is not limited to, sample preparation for analysis, sample analyses, data review and reduction, and providing data interpretation and opinions.
  • Has authority to execute a work stoppage in the event of a quality issue that would require the lab to stop operations until investigation gives assurance that work can begin.
  • Work with direct supervisor or director to commence work as a result of a work stoppage.
  • Use appropriate quality measures, which meet or exceed the standards, set by, government regulations, and company requirements, when performing assigned tasks.
  • Promote the company image through the exercising sound and ethical business practices as related to the public and our customers.
  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), and Test Methods.
  • Perform microbiological testing on client samples using appropriate instruments and techniques.
  • Troubleshoot equipment/instruments utilized and performs minor repairs. Coordinate major instrument repairs with repair person(s). Establish and implement procedures to ensure that assigned equipment is properly cleaned, calibrated/standardized, and adequate for the testing performed and is maintained in good working order. This includes maintaining equipment operating instructions, manuals, and required logbooks. Ensures all regulatory procedures pertaining to sample testing are followed correctly, if they are in normal course of work.
  • Maintain a neat and accurate record system; keeps accurate records of work performed on a daily basis and as needed for quality control results.
  • Assist laboratory staff in making sure that analytical work done under quality system requirements.
  • Review and evaluate test data generated within assigned area of responsibility for technical accuracy, as well as SOP and test method compliance. Perform and provide basic evaluation of statistical tests to determine the quality accuracy of data and report values.
  • Investigate to determine the cause of non-conformances that are identified, determine and implement corrective action; and follow-up to ensure that the corrective action resolved the problem.
  • Create and review reports.
  • Review applications, conduct interviews, and make hiring decisions for the position reporting to this position.
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  • Train and document the training of assigned technical staff on test methods, formal SOPs, regulations, and laboratory policies/procedures applicable to area of responsibility.
  • Review annually the performance of personnel that report directly to this position and provide written reviews to the Business Unit Manager for approval.
  • Remain current on technical, industry, and business advancements and trends as suggested by the Business Unit Manager.
  • Maintain a perpetual state of readiness and willingness to respond to the queries and needs of clients, staff, and coworkers; assures that clients are kept informed and their needs are met.
  • Adhere to all pertinent company health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Perform bacterial/mold culture identifications as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
The Ideal Candidate would possess:
  • Experience in the following: Inventory management, consumable cost management, sample registration experience, LIMS use and management experience, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis (ELISA & PCR), confirmation experience, media preparation, sample disposition, and experience maintaining ISO 17025 accredidation
  • Experience with microbiology labs (food industry or commercial labs); Management of 2+ people in prior roles; teamwork emphasis
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Experience in laboratory procedures, data analysis, computer operations, mathematics, and technical/business writing
  • Ability to work overtime and rotating weekends as needed
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years' laboratory experience; microbiology related experience required
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience in a related field
  • Must be able to organize and lead laboratory personnel in a manner that reflects corporate goals and objectives and schedule workflow so as to optimize laboratory productivity and client satisfaction in a cost effective manner.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time, Monday - Friday, and Saturday/overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of DeSoto, TX are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins Microbiology is the industry-leading laboratory partner in the complex scientific and regulatory environment or the food sector. From routine analytical testing to special projects, Eurofins Microbiology employees are focused on delivering high-quality, innovative solutions for our customers. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, come grow with Eurofins as we expand our geographic presence, analytical scope and depth of expertise.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.

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