Overall supervision of the Fresno, CA laboratory operations to include long range planning and the implementation of strategies for retaining, developing and expanding the business. Responsible for consistently producing accurate test results, maintaining and increasing the customer base and testing services.
Oversight of planning and managing the laboratory budget.
Ensure customer needs are met in a cost effective manner.
Responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of all laboratory services to include microbiology and chemistry.
Ensure the attainment of company objectives through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of lab staff. Directly manage the laboratory operation relating to hiring, termination, and performance management issues.
Attention to consistent implementation of policies, procedures and business practices for all employees.
Responsible for the selection and establishment of appropriate test methodology.
Interact with clients/projects requiring multiple resources and effectively facilitate inter-company and interdepartmental initiatives and interactions to best meet the needs of the client/project.
Supervise laboratory operations to maintain quality, efficiency and turnaround time on lab work.
Participate in large project proposals with attention to profitability and client satisfaction.
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by staying current on scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
Foster smoothly running laboratory functions through timely and effective resolution of disruptions; i.e.: equipment maintenance, purchases and laboratory supplies. Ensure the laboratory is clean, sanitary, well organized and that building/equipment maintenance operations are performed.
Works with Laboratory team to be ISO 17025 compliant and ensure that the Corporate Quality Management System is correctly employed.
Ensure the lab maintains the Laboratory Safety Program at all times
Perform other duties as assigned
Direct supervision of a team of approximately 5-7 managers, supervisors and senior staff.
Indirect supervision and oversight of up to 80 incumbents, variable by volume
BS required, MS degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology, or related field technical procedures, or governmental regulations preferred or pursuing
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components
Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens
Noise level varies from quiet to loud
Temperature varies from hot to cold
Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks
Overnight Travel is required at the discretion of management
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Color vision and depth perception
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Food Safety Net Services
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) is a network of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories that provide a wide range of microbiological testing and chemical analysis. Testing includes but is not limited to non routine and routine quantitative and qualitative analysis following standardized and validated methods such as AOAC, USDA, AOCS, FDA, ASTA as well as others. In addition to our comprehensive scope of laboratory testing, FSNS also provides a full menu of auditing services that synergistically improve the effectiveness of food safety and quality programs. Our experts help you ensure that your food safety and quality programs deliver the critical information you need to continually improve your process controls and measurement systems. We assist you to meet and help you develop effective contingency planning for governmental regulatory requirements. Services Include: **Laboratory Services Including Microbiological Analysis & Chemistry Testing **Nutritional Labeling (NLEA) **Education **Special Projects Including Validation and Challenge Studies **Crisis Management **Research