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Laboratory Supervisor

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Allentown
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Laboratory SupervisorAllentown, PAMonday-Friday Evening ShiftKelly Science & Clinical is seeking an experienced food scientist to manage laboratory operations for a food/beverage testing lab in the Allentown, PA area. This is a direct hire opportunity.Job Duties:

  • Supervise the activities of departmental personnel to ensure operations are in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, collective bargaining agreement and assigned tasks.
  • Communicate any emerging client requirements to laboratory personnel as needed.
  • Communicate procedural and operational difficulties and delays to client service personnel or the client as required.
  • Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur.
  • Administer corporate human resource programs relating to employee recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, performance management, employment record documentation and grievance resolution.
  • Educate and train departmental personnel on correct procedures and new analysis methods.
  • Evaluate current methods and recommend modifications as new procedures become available.
  • Arrange and document work schedules for departmental personnel so that analysis is accurately completed to maintain effective and efficient operations.
  • Assist departmental personnel with analysis tasks as needed to ensure timely results.
  • Maintain adequate supplies and instrumentation for operating department.
  • Make recommendations to management to ensure operational efficiency, productivity and profitability of department.
  • Utilize operations expertise in bargaining unit grievance resolution and the contract negotiation process.
  • Make recommendations to management for the purchase of new instrumentation and equipment as required.
  • Make recommendations to management for departmental budget and recommendations to ensure financial viability of department.
  • Establish and validate new analytical procedures and methodologies within the laboratory.
  • Participate in internal and external quality audits.
  • Provide technical direction to staff on an ongoing basis.
  • Responsibility and authority, in conjunction with the Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Manager or Lab Director, to cease specific analyses under their responsibility when evidence from the quality system indicated the process is not in control and the quality of the results is compromised as a result of the non-conformances.
  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ensure that employees obtain knowledge of LIMS sufficient to perform job responsibilities.
  • Institute and maintain systems to monitor and verify related LIMS training.
  • Maintain the electronic timecard system for the department, where in-use. Monitor overtime, improve time management, and actively manage the workflow.
  • Maintain expertise in the field of food science by attending relevant seminars and using available reading material.
  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.
  • This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures. This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around time requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, work stoppage and assure the appropriate type and amount of materials are ready and available for use.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.--YOUR SKILLS
    • This position requires a broad knowledge of microbiology, obtained from an MS degree in Food Science or Microbiology, or a minimum of 5 years related job experience, to analyze and interpret data accurately.
    • A general knowledge of food science is necessary to supervise the analysis of the sample.
    • A broad knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
    • A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to process client data and calculate and record analysis results.
    • Organizational skills are helpful to ensure proper and efficient daily operation of assigned tasks.
    • Laboratory skills obtained as a technician or similar position is beneficial to supervise the activities of laboratory technicians.
    • Client relations skills are needed to discuss analysis results and answer any related questions from the client.
    • The incumbent needs analytical abilities to supervise the accurate completion of analysis procedures.
    • Planning skills are needed to ensure that analysis tasks are completed in a timely manner.
    • Interpersonal skills are required to effectively manage and supervise departmental personnel.
    • Supervisory skills are necessary to ensure proper and efficient daily operation of assigned tasks.--#TJP2021_SPEC Why Kelly--?Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.About Kelly--At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]]

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