Overview

Position Summary:

Laboratory Manager will perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.

Key Activities:

  • Analyze organic or inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions, using chromatography, spectroscopy, or spectrophotometry techniques.
  • Conduct quality control tests.
  • Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed.
  • Prepare test solutions, compounds, or reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests.
  • Induce changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy, or chemical catalysts for quantitative or qualitative analysis.
  • Evaluate laboratory safety procedures to ensure compliance with standards or to make improvements as needed.
  • Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency or to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Write technical papers or reports or prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, or tests.
  • Confer with scientists or engineers to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests.
  • Develop, improve, or customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, or analytical methods.
  • Direct, coordinate, or advise personnel in test procedures for analyzing components or physical properties of materials.
  • Purchase laboratory supplies, such as chemicals, when supplies are low or near their expiration date.
  • Study effects of various methods of processing, preserving, or packaging on composition or properties of foods.
  • Train newly hired laboratory personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Education Preferred
  • Color Identification and Tasting Test required.
  • 1 (one) to 2 (two) years of laboratory experience required.
  • Bilingual Preferred, Good Communication Skills, Computer Savvy, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension and Deductive Reasoning a must.