Certified Laboratories has a rewarding opportunity for an accomplished, self-directed, and driven Microbiology Manager to oversee and collaborate with a dynamic Microbiology team. In this key role, you will be a strategic leader that provides guidance and support to the team to ensure accurate work flow. This key role will work with a group of analysts and technicians to ensure quality data, timely results, and compliance to ISO 17025 and FDA standards. Ideal candidate will be capable of working flexible or long hours due to special projects.
If you share our values – Ethical, Adaptable, Reliable, Accurate, Collaborative, Client Focused, Dedicated, Skilled, Innovative - and wish to develop in a dynamic environment focused on the future, then join us!
Provides operational, technical and administrative leadership to the Microbiology Department through management, planning and allocation of resources.
Develops, measures, and maintains processes to increase accuracy of testing and turnaround time.
Ensures that all tests are performed as per the clients’ expectations and interacts with them to provide test results and recommendations.
Ensures execution of the QA/QC program with regard to all operations and documentation requirements.
Maintains all quality management records for the Microbiology Department.
Strategically interacts with other departments and with the Management team in maintaining and improving Certified Laboratories Management system.
Effectively coach and mentor the staff of the Microbiology Department to facilitate their personal and professional growth.
Responsible for the execution of all ISO and QC requirements.
Proactively manage the Microbiology staff relating to hiring, training, termination, and performance management issues.
Using written and verbal skills, effectively communicate with clients on samples provided. This may involve communicating with governmental agencies such as the FDA and USDA in explaining test results on behalf of the client.
Effectively interact with clients to understand client issues and manage client expectations relating to the testing process, format of results and time frames for completion.
Manage the staff to consistently produce accurate results focusing on both test results and time consideration/expectations. Ensure all results consistently stand up to internal and external audit standards and criteria.
Act in the capacity of a Consultant to clients utilizing resourcefulness, making scientific suggestions and overall, enhancing the comfort level in the client’s decision to do business with Certified Laboratories.
Managing the staff includes developing an ongoing business analysis resulting in recommending, implementing and maintaining practices and processes to continuously increase accuracy, productivity and efficiency.
Proactively ensure that appropriate equipment and technical resources are provided and maintained for the work done in the department. Maintain a wide-ranging familiarity with new developments in technology.
Work effectively, in conjunction with the Management team to meet business and position expectations.
Review and validate results and final reports prior to issuance to clients.
Coordinate all relevant QC records pertaining to the calibration, validation and maintenance of equipment, and the continuous training of employees.
BS degree in Microbiology or Food Science.
Seven (7) to ten (10) years technical lab experience and five (5) to seven (7) years managerial experience.
Knowledge of MLG, BAM, AOAC, USP, ELAP, CMMEF procedures and ISO 17025.
Effective interpersonal skills with strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Experience in broad food testing.
Experience in creating shelf life programs and developing control/monitoring programs in a high sample volume/production environment.
Strong quantitative skills, proven attention to detail with effective organizational skills.
Proven ability to develop, adapt, and validate testing methods.
Proven expertise in relevant technology.
Proven problem solving, trouble shooting and critical thinking skills.
Excellent computer skills required – Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint; knowledge of LabWare LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) desirable.
We value our employees as they are the key to our success. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive salary with an extensive benefits package. We work to maintain a progressive and collaborative work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.
Certified Laboratories values diversity in its workforce. The company is firmly committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and will administer its policies in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of merit. Certified Laboratories will take affirmative action to seek out qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status.
About Certified Laboratories
Certified Laboratories, Inc. has been providing full service quality laboratory testing services for the food industry. We offer the most extensive range of services available to the agriculture, dairy, juice, meat, pharmaceutical, refrigerated, seafood and spice industries.
Testing products produced both domestically and abroad, Certified Laboratories, Inc. is a private, independent laboratory comprised of four nationally recognized laboratories, Certified Laboratories, Inc. located in New York, Illinois, Southern California and Northern California. Each of these laboratories has developed its own area of expertise and is an acknowledged leader in the field of food analysis.
With an unrivaled scope of work that ranges from routine microbiology through FDA defined nutritional labeling, we focus on providing you with accurate analysis in the timeliest manner. All of our laboratories are staffed with personnel trained to exceed your expectations and this comes with the advantage of expanded