Company: McCain Foods
Posted on: March 14, 2019
This position will be the Supervisor for McCain's Corporate Microbiology Laboratory in Appleton, Wisconsin. He/she will oversee all laboratory functions as well as conduct testing in the laboratory. The role will be responsible to provide leadership and technical expertise for environmental monitoring, food product and ingredient microbiological testing. This individual will also support food safety projects and initiatives. The position requires strong communication skills, knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, and proficiency with data analysis.RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Note: Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed to meet overall McCain food safety goals and objectives.Own, lead, and support all Appleton McCain Foods Microbiology Laboratory operations. Requires strong leadership, management and communication skills.Oversee all shifts, requires flexibility in schedule to provide support to off-shifts, weekend and holiday operations.Identify, source, and facilitate training for Laboratory Safety and Testing programs and methods.Manage daily laboratory activities prioritizing tasks as necessary to ensure timely completion of testing.Accountable for laboratory facility, supplies and equipment maintenance and upkeep. Includes managing outside contractors and vendors, calibrations and cleaning schedules.Liaise and provide technical and plant operational support for internal customers; addressing requests, concerns, reports, and corrective action solutions.Manage/perform verification checks and proficiency testing programs.Develop SOPs and laboratory programs including Safety, Good Laboratory Practices, Laboratory Manual and Accreditation.Provide leadership, oversight, technical expertise, guidance, and problem solving support to auxiliary McCain plant micro labs. Examples include:Onboarding and refresher trainingNew equipment, technology, and methodology assessmentsOut of specification investigation, data trending, validation/verification testing.Annual laboratory auditsLead the North American Regional Environmental monitoring program as the Subject matter expert.Develop and Manage the plant reporting and trending toolsProvide cumulative business reports, updates and key lessons learned sharing for continuous improvementDrive Corrective action and preventative actionsResearch and calibrate with external industry groups and technical resources to ensure we maintain pace or exceed industry expectations.Overall continuous improvement of the programsComplete special projects/tasks and design studies as assigned by Regional Food Safety Manager.Perform data analysis, review and interpretation, and develop reports.Drive continuous improvement projects in all aspects of the lab and team members.SKILLS Preferred 3 years of experience in Food Industry with 2 years of experience in Supervisory position.In-depth knowledge of microbiological testing and operational aspects of a microbiology laboratory.Strong leadership skillsProficient in data analysis and reporting.Experience in the RTE Environmental Monitoring Programs (sampling, data analysis, trending, reporting, root cause analysis, etc.)Proficient in problem solving techniques.Demonstrated ability to work independently with drive and ambition work.Project management experience. This includes planning, scheduling and coordinating teams and activities to completion.Ability to work and interact effectively with all levels in the organization including Plant employees, Peers, and Senior LeadersAbility to liaise with external laboratories, equipment manufacturers, and consultants.Application of science based data in decision making.PERSONAL & LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES Ability to work independently with drive and determination.Ability to communicate a vision that is clear, and inspiring.Understands how to use various methods and tools to engage all levels of the organization to ensure commitment to change. This includes technical to non-technical communications that are meaningful and impactful.Demonstrated ability to facilitate work in a team environment and to build and maintain relationships across the organization.Strong communication, influencing and conflict management skillsAbility to work in a multicultural environment with respect and sensitivity for diversityEDUCATION BS Degree in Microbiology, Food Science or related field. McCain Foods and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Keywords: McCain Foods, Appleton , Supervisor, Microbiology, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin
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