Agropur, Inc.
  • Quality
  • Weyauwega, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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


Agropur is looking for a Laboratory Supervisor.

 

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Site Quality Assurance Manager, the Lab Supervisor will facilitate and coordinate all internal and external laboratory testing and ensure that all data produced by the lab is accurate. The Lab Supervisor will work closely with the Quality Assurance Manager to provide assistance related to plant environmental monitoring, continuous improvement projects, and other efforts to maintain and improve food quality and safety. The Lab Supervisor will be responsible for generating milk testing reports, reviewing those for accuracy and compliance, communicating issues with field staff, and submitting data to the state. The Lab Supervisor is responsible for reviewing, updating, and training all employees on laboratory procedures. The Lab Supervisor responsible for overseeing the Wisconsin Milk Proficiency Testing Drug Residue program.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fully support and effectively communicate the values and mission of the department and Agropur, inc. to all employees.
  • Schedule and oversee the workflow of the Lab Technicians.
  • Oversee and coordinate outside lab testing (pathogens, trace elements and contaminants, other specialty testing)
  • Communicate with the lab employees on lab procedure updates, changes in workflow process, and related items.
  • Review finished product results and release product for shipping.
  • Complete pathogen swabbing and monitor all environmental, in-process and finished product analytical and micro results and help to facilitate root cause analysis and follow-up on corrective actions where necessary.
  • Review plant milk intake records and oversee laboratory certification for antibiotic testing.
  • Generate and review patron milk reports for accuracy.
  • Generate, review, and submit producer monthly quality test reports to WDATCP for Weyauwega, Little Chute, and Luxemburg. Generate and review these same reports for the Hull plant.
  • Track and submit producers who do not meet the EU milk standards to the USDA.
  • Ensure that all checks and calibrations are done on lab equipment.
  • Oversee and complete preventive maintenance and troubleshoot problems on lab equipment (Leco, Lactoscope, pH meters)
  • Order and take inventory of lab supplies for lab and plant use.
  • Manage, develop, and maintain all lab related procedures and programs.
  • Maintain QA retention products.
  • Maintain laboratory certification for dairy waters.
  • Follow, comply, and help enforce all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safety Programs, and Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point Programs (HACCP).
  • Actively promote continuous improvement and audit readiness.
  • The above statement of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties will be assigned from time to time.

 

Skills Required:

  • Strong Supervisory skills
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent training and coaching skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good to excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related experience.  Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Dairy Science, or related field is preferred.
  • 5 years of lab experience, preferably related to food processing.

License or Certificate Required:

If not certified upon hire, the Quality Assurance Supervisor would work towards the following:

  • Certified Industry Analyst (WDATCP Antibiotic Milk Testing)
  • HACCP certification

 

AA/EEO Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

 

 

 

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