Operations Supervisor, Microbiology
As a trusted partner, our Public Health mission is to make food systems safer, healthier and more sustainable. Throughout our global network in 27 countries, we offer to our customers a wide range of testing and innovative solutions dedicated to preventing health risks related to food, environment and consumer goods. External growth has been a key pillar of our history with more than 40 acquisitions completed in the last 10 years.
If you want to contribute to an inspiring long-term purpose, to be part of a fast growing company on a high-value market with significant build-up opportunities, and to grow in an entrepreneurial and warm environment, join us!
YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE
We are looking for a Operations Supervisor, Microbiology in 3688 Kinsman BLVD, Madison, WI 53704 USA. Your mission will be to:
Tuesday - Saturday
12pm - 9pm
▪Supervise the activities of departmental personnel to ensure operations are in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures 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, and employment record documentation.
▪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 supplies and instrumentation for operating departments.
▪Responsibility and authority, in conjunction with the Operations Manager or Lab Director, to cease specific analyses under the irresponsibility 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 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 tasks as needed
Profile: Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of relevant work experience or Masters degree. This position requires abroad knowledge of microbiology obtained from a degree in microbiology, or related job experience, to analyze and interpret data accurately. A general knowledge of food science is necessary to supervise the analysis of the sample.
Required skills: 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.
Work Environment: The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. The incumbent may use the autoclave daily to complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.
WHY JOIN US?
- Because you would contribute to an inspiring Public Health purpose, supported by long-term and visionary shareholders.
- Because you would have an impact on our strategic pillars that build on 50 years of experience and expertise.
- Because you would be part of a community of an enthusiastic and skilled group of people who love co-building together and serving a purpose bigger than them.
- Because you would be welcome as you are, in a diverse and open-minded environment that is rich in our singularities and differences.
- Because you would grow in an international group of more than 8200 fantastic team members, with plenty of opportunities to learn and share.
Ready for the journey?
Apply on Indeed or Directly to the Hiring Manager at:
Job Type: Full-time
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Paid time off
- Referral program
- Vision insurance
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Madison, WI 53704: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Preferred)
- Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship?
- High school or equivalent (Required)
- Leadership: 2 years (Preferred)
Work Location: In person