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Food Safety Net Services Laboratory Operations Manager in Greeley, Colorado

Title Laboratory Operations Manager Location Greeley Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-Time Salary Range DOE Shift -not applicable- Scheduled Days Varies Scheduled Hours Various Shifts DescriptionJOB SUMMARYResponsible for the management of daily laboratory operations consistingprimarily of the execution of microbiological and chemical methods,including techniques, processes, quality control, and interpretation ina commercial laboratory operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 daysa year. Maintain quality and efficiency, ensuring all laboratory day-to-dayexecution is consistent and in adherence with FSNS' standard of operationsfor all testing performed by maintaining a balance between laboratorysupervision and administrative duties. Effectively execute enhancements toprofitability, productivity, and efficiency throughout the laboratory.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESPartner with Laboratory Manager to hire, train, engage, empower,schedule labor and workflow, coach, counsel, review performance anddevelop all laboratory team members in accordance with FSNS standard ofoperations in a matter that promotes high quality, integrity, teamwork anda sense of urgency.Achieve a high level of proficiency in all positions within the laboratory.Participate in generating and interpreting operations budgets and variousoperational reports, as needed.Understand and assist with proficiency, unequivocal technical/scientificstandards, employee training, quality control processes and records in alllaboratories.Ensure that results are accurate through management of data traceability inLIMS system and hand written reports as well as adherence to approvedlaboratory techniques. Authority to stop work if standards are not met.Work with Technical Manager to ensure laboratory execution is in compliancewith FSNS Quality Management systems, ISO 17025 requirements and customerprograms to include internal and external proficiency testing.Address and resolve any malfunctioning equipment/facility issues ornon-compliance of supplies and reagents.Be proficient in the practical applications of method validation,competitors' methods, and industry regulations.Independently pursue and have a working knowledge of processes,procedures, and techniques in accordance with the FSNS written policies andprocedures.Periodically review and visually audit laboratory staff and processes toensure compliance with methods and FSNS standard operating procedures.Provide unsurpassed customer service, managing sample and testing flow tomeet customers' individual specifications and turnaround time deadlines.Communicate directly with laboratory client base, meeting with customers inperson as necessary or as requested by the management team. Lead on-boardingprocess for new customers or testing.Isolate needs for any retests of client samples based on quality controlconcerns or abnormal results.Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientificjournals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of foodindustry issues and trends.Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals aswell as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the FoodSafety Net Services TeamResponsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their areaResponsible for the completion of required trainingAuthorized for method verificationSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESSupervision and oversight of multiple supervisors, team leaders and employees.Carries out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization'spolicies, standard operating procedures, and best practices.Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations at all times.Maintain harmony in the workplace and professional business demeanor at alltimes.Other duties, as assigned. Position RequirementsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSPreferred BS/MS Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology, orrelated field technical procedures, or governmental regulations preferred orpursuing or equivalen