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Quality Lab Supervisor

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

People & HR, Operations, Quality Assurance
California, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024
Quality Lab Supervisor

The Quality Lab Supervisor supervises and directs laboratory work and procedures to ensure accurate results with the most efficient use of plant resources. Assist the management team in the maintenance of the quality system. Assist the management team with the process of improving quality by adding value with the present resources. Supervise and direct the laboratory work on all shifts.

Hours: 1st Shift (typically 8AM-5PM) – This role may require off shift hours, weekends and Holidays as needed. This is a 24/7/365 facility.

Salary: 77K to 97K depending on experience


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for safety and laboratory regulation and practices.

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the daily testing of both finished goods and in-process products.

  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, laboratory schedules, and other records and reports to determine testing requirements and to evaluate current testing estimates and outputs.

  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.

  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.

  • Demonstrate NIR equipment operations and safety procedures to new employees or assign employees to experienced workers for training.

  • Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.

  • Ensure products meet regulatory standards of composition.

  • Manage audits laboratory system and GLP's and looks for compliance and areas that can be improved.

  • Work closely and interact effectively with production personnel to assist in producing products which meet all the prescribed standards of identity, specifications for labeling, coding, and packaging.

  • Assists in maintaining required documentation and files for quality system and regulatory compliance. Work to achieve established plant quality objective.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Food Science or related field and 3+ years in industrial manufacturing lab setting. Food, beverage, or dairy sanitation experience highly preferred.

  • 2+ years experience in a supervisory role in a manufacturing environment, managing direct reports.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing / production cycle highly desired.

  • Must have working knowledge of driving Process Improvements, Lean Practices, Continue Improvements or being a Change Agent.

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal skills; Ability to communicate effectively with management, staff, and regulatory agencies by exhibiting excellent interpersonal skills.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience supervising employees within a union environment.

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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