The Laboratory Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure smooth flow of samples and testing to generate accurate and repeatable data that can be relied upon. Hands-on laboratory testing is also expected as required.
- Oversee quality control testing and associated data throughout the production cycle, including the testing of raw materials, fermentation process stages, and final products.
- Responsible for final product release. Inform production management of any out of specification product for immediate corrective and preventative action to be taken.
- Supervise testing activities to ensure repeatability and reproducibility of data while preserving high productivity and technical integrity. Ensure all data are recorded in the appropriate data repository in a timely manner.
- Create and/or leverage tools for data analytics to identify and report data trends and anomalies.
- Periodically review and visually audit laboratory staff testing to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.
- Hire, train, coach and review the performance of Laboratory Technicians. Counsel lab staff regarding problems encountered in daily lab operations. Take disciplinary action as needed in collaboration with production management.
- Ensures good laboratory practices are always maintained in an ordered and safe work environment.
- Ensure the laboratory’s compliance with current standards (ISO 17025) and federal, state/provincial, and local labor regulations including compliance to the Union Contract (where applicable).
- Coordinates analyses done through external laboratories as required.
- Supervise and train or oversee training of employees in the use of new laboratory equipment or analytical techniques.
- Promote and enhance a positive team environment.
- Ensure an adequate inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment, within prescribed budgetary limits.
- Schedule calibration and preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment as needed. Troubleshoot and correct equipment issues when necessary.
- Participates in the monitoring of the environmental program as required.
- Participate in ring tests and other proficiency tests as scheduled.
- On-site position with no remote work options during regular work hours.
- Must be flexible to provide support during off-hours or off-shifts & weekends.
- Perform duties work as assigned.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it was not meant to be all-inclusive of the tasks that may be assigned.
Immediate superior: Director of Laboratory Excellence and Baking Applications
Functional Reporting to: Plant Manager
- Lean and/or six sigma tools and problem-solving techniques
- Physical, chemical and microbiological analysis methods
- FT-NIR Spectroscopy
- ISO 17025 Standard
- Ability to listen
- Ability to train people
- Travel occasionnaly (must have a valid passport)
- Driver's license
Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.
Lallemand Baking offers a range of superior quality baker's yeast – both fresh and dry varieties – and specialty ingredients to meet bakers' needs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Baking cultures and dough conditioners round out our impressive product range.
The Lallemand baking team's many branches collaborate closely to provide innovative products and efficient services, backed by a skilled technical support team in each region of operations.
Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.