Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Le Sueur, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability and 401(k)

Agropur is currently looking for a Lab Coordinator at it's Le Sueur Cheese Plant located in Le Sueur, MN.

1 opening Monday-Friday Days

Job Summary:

The Lab Coordinator works with the Laboratory Supervisor in overseeing the work of lab technicians in the lab, ensuring compliance to test procedures and plant policies, reviewing and reporting of data, and assisting with the structuring of routine non-testing tasks (i.e. training, QA/QC, equipment maintenance, etc.). The Lab Coordinator also completes support tasks such as ordering supplies, tracking and reporting cost of testing, and overseeing equipment/testing validation studies.  The Lab Coordinator must be self-motivated, structured and organized but yet flexible and able to work under stress and deadlines, and able to work in a fast paced environment.  Strong leadership and excellent communication skills are a must in order to maintain professional working relationships with lab technicians. 

The Lab Coordinator is the back up for the Lab Supervisor when absent or unavailable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision/authority of the Laboratory Supervisor
  • Assist in training and overseeing the work of Lab Technicians
  • Order supplies as necessary
  • Oversee equipment maintenance and PMs
  • Ensure that required QA/QC is completed
  • Ensures all areas of the lab are following company standard GMP's in their daily tasks
  • Review data, request additional testing or rechecks as needed
  • Enter data into Tytan or other reporting systems
  • Communicate with the Laboratory Supervisor and technicians regarding testing
  • Track and report cost of testing
  • Assist Laboratory Supervisor as necessary.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Lab Supervisor to trouble shoot issues with lab testing and/or sample matrices
  • Implement and oversee validation studies
  • Issue (and receive) constructive criticism while maintaining professional working relationships
  • Maintain a safe work environment: safety protocol:
    • Stop any observed unsafe acts, and obey facility safety rules and procedures
    • Correct or report any observed safety hazards
    • Support safety policies and programs

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time. 

Education Required:

  • AA/AS/ BA/ BS in biological science or 2 years equivalent lab experience required. 

Experience Required:

  • At least 1 year of lab experience in a dairy production facility desired

Certification/Licensure Required:

  • No certification/licensure required. 

Skills Required:

  • Ability to read, understand and speak English
  • Ability to read, understand, and follows documents and procedures (GLP, SOP, MSDS, GMP, test procedures, and HACCP)
  • Able to properly document information legibly and communicate effectively
  • Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work well under stress and deadlines
  • Ability to cope with change in an unstructured environment
  • Ability to maintain a professional and unbiased working environment
  • Demonstrate good cooperation with production personnel and schedules
  • Demonstrate "ownership" of position and responsibilities
  • Self-motivated and accountable
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team oriented
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good to excellent communication skills
  • Flexible schedule (weekend work, overtime, stay until work is done)
  • Good work ethic and positive attitude
  • Ability to read and follow instructions; good attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, while maintaining accuracy
  • Knowledge of metric and standard systems of measurement required
  • Understand plant quality procedures and ensure compliance

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