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QA Lab Manager

Company: West Liberty Foods, L.L.C.
Location: West Liberty
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

OUR TEAM IS OUR BEST ASSETAbout West Liberty FoodsWest Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa's rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys - a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company -, and we're right in your backyard.Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment!We are currently hiring for:Job Title: Quality Assurance Lab ManagerJob Summary: Quality Assurance Lab Manager is responsible for all activities associated with the QA Lab. They are also responsible for supervising all lab personnel and performing laboratory testing functions.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all activities associated with the QA Lab.
  • Manage the scheduling of laboratory personnel work hours to accommodate work load.
  • Supervise laboratory work to ensure the quality of our testing results.
  • Perform laboratory testing as needed depending on workload.
  • Producing laboratory testing media.
  • Maintains and coordinates preventative maintenance/calibrations of laboratory equipment.
  • Troubleshoot laboratory testing issues.
  • Researching and implementing new testing methods and creating procedures.
  • Evaluate new testing methods.
  • Evaluating personnel performance and test performance through proficiency testing.
  • Evaluating testing methods through quality control testing.
  • Participating in Internal Audits and Management Reviews of the laboratory.
  • Acquiring laboratory accreditation and maintaining accreditation status.
  • Communicating with company departments about laboratory samples and results.
  • Verifying testing result accuracy.
  • Managing inventory; including reporting inventory to accounting and ordering supplies.
  • Provide laboratory personnel with information regarding company activities, changes and other significant events.
  • Interview and recommends candidates for laboratory positions.
  • Informs and enforces hourly laboratory personnel's knowledge and adherence to laboratory policies & procedures and company policies & procedures.
  • Provides required monthly training to the department on safety and accident prevention in the workplace.
  • Trains and develops laboratory personnel to prove their job knowledge and their value to the department and the company.
  • Conducts performance management reviews with the team.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • 5 years of microbiology lab experience is preferred.
    • 2 years of management experience is preferred.
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
    • Must be able to practice good personal hygiene.
    • Ability to perform basic math.
    • Work extended hours, weekends and overtime if needed.
    • Experience in food manufacturing or processing is a plus.
    • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
    • Basic computer skills using Google Suite.
    • HACCP plan certification preferred.
    • Good customer service skills are a must.
    • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Candidates must successfully pass the post-offer/pre-employment drug test, background screen and physical.West Liberty Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online on our careersite at https://careers.wlfoods.com/.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: West Liberty Foods, L.L.C., Cedar Rapids , QA Lab Manager, Healthcare , West Liberty, Iowa

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