Supervisor I
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. - West Sacramento, CA

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Job SummaryThe Supervisor I provides technical and operational support to a specific laboratory area while participating in daily sample production. Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling and prioritizing work tasks, training, problem solving, implementing new procedures and methods, analyzing samples, reviewing and validating data and completing reports.Essential Duties and Responsibilities Coordinates work projects with project managers to appropriately prioritize laboratory workload to meet client requirements. Manages all in-house projects for an assigned department to ensure OTD and TAT requirements are met. Release samples to laboratory personnel and communicates due dates and TATs. Responsible for quality of samples to be analyzed. Supervises Analysts to maximize productivity and ensure appropriate testing procedures in compliance with QA and SOP requirements. Prepares and analyzes samples for analysis based on method requirements. Uploads data files to reporting system. Reviews data produced in assigned department and authorizes its release. Operates and maintains sophisticated analysis instrumentation requiring advanced and specialized knowledge. Communicates department issues and provides status reports to Operations Manager and/or Lab Director and Project Managers. Assist Department Manager to evaluate individual performance in yearly performance review as well as providing feedback on an on-going basis to lab personnel. Trains all new analysts and upgrades staff on skills, equipment and procedures. Provides on-going performance feedback.Secondary Duties Preparing department reports as assigned by laboratory management. Tracking department productivity. Performs department safety inspections to maintain EH&S requirements. May maintain training files for analysts. May assist in the performance evaluation of staff. May have input into hiring and firing decisions. May stock and order supplies as need. May dispose of samples according to EH&S requirements. May clean work area(s) to maintain a safe working environment. Assists other laboratory departments as needed.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesOversees the responsibilities of Analysts, Technicians, second shift supervisor (if applicable), temporary employees
QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Requirements· Education: BS/BA in Chemistry or related field· Experience: Minimum 6 years experience in a laboratory setting with 1 years supervisory experience.· Licensure/Certificate/Registration: NoneKnowledge· Analytical and/or General Science· Quality Assurance Plan· Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures· Laboratory safety rules and chemical hazards· Maintenance of laboratory instruments· Advanced knowledge of laboratory procedures· Knowledge of effective supervisory and management skills· Government contracting regulationsSkills Good communication skills Computer skills Strong organizational and time management skills Problem solving skills Supervisory and management skillsAbilities Ability to prioritize Complete work within time and quality restraints To confront and successfully resolve both day-to-day and non-routine, complex problems Plan, set, and attain goals Effectively lead employees Effectively train employees on SOPsMaterial and Equipment Used Laboratory testing instruments and meters Computers Standard office equipment Manuals and SOPs Supervisors Policy Manual Personal protective equipmentPhysical Requirements Lifting and Carrying: Lifting up to 50 pounds and carrying up to 30 pounds when moving samples and disposing of waste Pushing and Pulling: Pushing and pulling up to 200 pounds when moving samples carts and gas tanks Body Positions: Sitting (50% of time) when working at computer, doing paperwork, or analyzing samples, standing (25% of time) when analyzing samples, walking (25% of time) when moving about laboratory. These percentages vary significantly based on duties being performed. Must be able to sit, stand, or stoop for long periods of time. Body Movements: Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching when getting supplies, samples, and performing analyses Hand Use: Handling samples, operating instruments, data entry, and computer keyboard Hearing: Conversational hearing ability Vision: Performing analyses, viewing computer screen, doing paperwork, reading reports Speaking: Conversational speaking ability

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