Coordinate and oversee daily activities of an assigned production laboratory facility and provide leadership to a laboratory operations team performing chemical, microscopic and/or microbiological testing procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Ensure testing samples are properly received, organized and prepared for testing procedures • Ensure laboratory testing is completed accurately and timely according to all standard operating procedures and in compliance with federal, state and/or local regulations • Ensure test results and other data are accurately and timely entered into the Laboratory Information Management System • Ensure test results are timely and accurately transmitted/delivered to customers; discuss results with customers and address customer questions, comments and concerns • Ensure all Quality Control/Quality Assurance protocols are followed and verified • Perform audits; respond timely and address items identified during audits/inspections • Ensure laboratory is clean, organized and efficiently operating and laboratory equipment is properly calibrated and maintained • Review and update standard operating procedures as needed; ensure standard operating procedures are appropriately and timely implemented at the assigned laboratory
Supervisory Responsibilities: • Manage employees that may include Laboratory Technicians, Drivers & Samplers
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, walking/moving around and standing, talking and hearing and using hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls • Occasional periods of stooping/kneeling, bending • Lifting up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 25 pounds occasionally • Close vision and ability to focus on computer screens and documents; distance vision; peripheral vison; depth perception; color vision
While performing work-related duties the employee occasionally works with hazardous, toxic or caustic chemicals such as acids and solvents, works around fumes or airborne particles from laboratory chemicals used/fume hoods works with or near moving mechanical parts from laboratory equipment and works with equipment that vibrates. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Stressful Conditions in the Work Environment Affecting This Position: • Challenging work demands including heavy workload/work quantity or quality demands, time demands, conflicting/multiple deadlines or tasks, infrequent rest breaks, long or unpredictable work hours and shiftwork • Challenging situations including dealing with difficult customers/vendors/employees and interpreting data
Work Schedule: • 40-hour minimum workweek; Monday - Friday • May require on-call duty and the ability to work outside of scheduled work hours including weekends and holidays when the need arises • Some travel during the day and overnight - to other laboratories, attend seminars, training and/or conferences
• Laboratory experience required • 3-5 years laboratory supervisory experience
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry, biology or other related science major required
About ACT Laboratories
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