Chemistry Operations Manager

Stockton, CA

Posted: 01/29/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 30.19KO Pay Rate: 75,000 - 85,000

Chemistry Operations Manager

Overview

Management of technicians and a Supervisor in the Chemistry Testing Lab.  Physical tests to be run are but not limited to:  HPLC, moisture analysis, fat analysis, milk testing, other wet chemistry techniques.  This person will also need to be very hands on experience with this type of testing equipment and possess the ability to trouble shoot the equipment as needed.  He/she will also have direct interaction with customers so having excellent communication skills is also required.  The Chemistry Food Testing Lab runs 2 shifts 8a-8p/7days a week so coverage will be needed when supervisors are gone.  Having a strong background in chemistry / Food Safety is also critical.  This is a high-volume testing lab.  They are running approximately 10,000 samples / month.  This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, work stoppage and assure the appropriate type and amount of materials are ready and available for use.  This person will be very hands on so he/she must be willing and able to conduct the food testing as required by the rest of the team.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain systems that ensure proper methodologies are being utilized in conformance to client requirements
  • Administer corporate human resource programs relating to employee recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, and employment record documentation
  • Take responsibility for the analysis and interpretation of data and provide guidance in the correction of discrepancies before results are released or issued to client service personnel and/or client as needed. Ensure data is established in compliance with proper methods
  • Ensure that corrective actions are appropriate for ensuring error elimination and that documentation is completed and follow-up performed as indicated in Standard Operating Procedures
  • Support company initiatives as they related to systems within the laboratory and work directly with other department leaders to implement methods as needed and ensure a complete understanding so that training can be performed to others effectively
  • Communicate any emerging client requirements to departmental personnel as needed
  • Work directly with internal and external auditors to provide appropriate information that will ensure quality systems are utilized in the execution of testing procedures
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the field of food science and related technologies through available library resources and peer expertise
  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
  • This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures. This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around time requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, work stoppage and assure the appropriate type and amount of materials are ready and available for use

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at kosullivan@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Food Science or related
  • A thorough knowledge of microbiology, chemistry, or extraneous matter is necessary to supervise the activities of departmental personnel
  • A broad knowledge of food science is necessary to obtain accurate analysis results
  • Basic food chemistry knowledge is helpful to analyze and interpret testing results
  • General knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is needed to review analysis results and correct any discrepancies
  • Client relation skills are necessary to answer client questions and advise of certain processes
  • Proficiency in standard operating methods, gained as a microbiologist or chemist, and supervisor, is needed to supervise the activities of the laboratory
  • Budgeting skills are necessary to determine laboratory budget and to ensure financial efficiency
  • Organizational skills are essential to maintain smooth operations
  • Planning skills are helpful to arrange work assignments for departmental personnel
  • Supervisory skills are necessary to ensure proper and efficient daily operation of assigned tasks

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at kosullivan@cps4jobs.com.

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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