• Posted on: Aug 18, 2023
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Job ID: 0126c595
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Aug 18, 2023
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Job ID: 0126c595
  • Type: Full Time

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Our client is look for an individual to help supervise and lead the Laboratory within their flagship facility.  This role is with a world-wide organization and a household name.  This role is open due to promotion and could lead to a bigger role within the team.  Must be willing to spend ¾ of your time out on the floor.


To be successful:

·         Primary function of this position is to supervise laboratory technicians

o   May receive direction from cross functional leaders including, Production and Maintenance Superintendents, Technical Manager, Plant Manager

·         Interfaces with supervisors and operators, maintenance workers and general service operators in collaborative fashion

·         Ensure samples are received and checked into laboratory to maintain sample flow

·         Train and explain needed maintenance on all lab equipment.

·         Ensure on time and accurate testing for internal and external customers

·         Generate and maintain staff schedule to ensure optimum laboratory coverage

·         Ensure lab techs manage their time efficiently to maximize productivity and accountability

·         Supervise the maintenance and calibration of lab equipment

·         Review and maintain files related to QC testing and verify lab results, report Out of specification and start investigations

·         Manage the Technician proficiency test program

·         Monitor results throughout the day, check calculations, watch for abnormal results, request repeat tests and audit technician’s procedures.

·         Responsible and accountable for the safety of all assigned personnel.


Other Duties:

·         Perform necessary functions of a lab technician in peak times or for absences while ensuring all lab techs perform required analysis.

·         Review results and present to the Lab Leadership each lab tech’s proficiency and capability to provide accurate lab results.

·         Track all repeat analysis in the lab and present this data to the lab each month.



·         Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science required, 5 years of lab technician or analyst experience, 2 to 5 years’ experience in similar supervisor position.

·         Experience training and/or building teams


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