QA Lab Manager

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, CA

Are you looking for a growth opportunity in the food ingredient industry?   Do you enjoy working in a food lab environment utilizing microbiology testing under BRC, SQF, and HACCP guidelines?  If you would like to grow your career and be part of a successful team, then you could be what our client, a leader in their industry, is looking for in their next QA Lab Manager.  This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company that offers a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to:



Responsible for overseeing laboratory operations and maintains direct contact with the laboratory client base. This position is responsible for all laboratory operations related to the generation and communication of microbiological and chemical testing results. The Laboratory Manager works closely with the corporate team and has the authority to delegate responsibility for laboratory operations to the laboratory management team when absent from the laboratory.



Supervise laboratory operations to maintain quality, efficiency and turnaround time on lab work.
Ensures timely and accurate responses to customer questions or concerns to maintain our high level of customer service.
Serves as the hiring manager for the laboratory. Ensure that all personnel receive timely reviews and have promotional and/or professional development goals.
Responsible for the laboratory financials to ensure profitability
Works with Laboratory team to be ISO 17025 compliant and ensure that the Corporate Quality Management System is correctly employed.
Ensures the laboratory is clean, sanitary, well organized and that building/equipment maintenance operations are performed.
Ensure the lab maintains the Laboratory Safety Program at all times
Supervise non-routine projects per client request and as assigned
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
Periodically review and visually audit laboratory staff to ensure compliance with methods
Communicate directly with clients on laboratory capability, results, pricing, and related topics
Travel is required
Perform other duties as assigned



Supervision and oversight of 15 - 30 incumbent Lab technicians, dependent on Lab volume



BS required, MS degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology, or related field technical procedures, or governmental regulations preferred or pursuing
Must have microbiology testing background
Must have at LEAST 3 years of lab Supervisory experience
Must have at LEAST 3 years of Supervision of 15 technicians or more
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

Recruiter Name: 
Scott Fregien
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 221
Food & Beverage

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