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Lab Services Manager, Zinpro Corporation (posted 5/3/22)

Position Summary

This position will report directly to the Laboratory Manager and will manage the laboratory services while applying problem solving techniques to maintain accurate results, promoting improvements, and assuring a safe, stable, on-target operation with the Laboratory. Provides general supervision to the Quality Control Analytical Laboratory. Establishes testing priorities and assigns daily workload to analytical chemists. Performs analytical testing, reviews test data, and conducts and documents investigations according to SOP’s and cGMP’s.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee chemical and physical analysis of product, ingredient, and control samples according to laboratory procedures, report completion, data entry and internal audit activities. Needs to understand the concepts of each analysis, anticipate the result, and follow through on any deviation.

  • Responsible for personnel evaluation including training/mentoring staff to create consistently high-quality output to meet internal and external needs.

  • Ensures that lab documents and lab data (paper and electronic) are properly classified, controlled, and stored.

  • Define and develop work instructions, operating procedures, and process improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Responsible for the management and inventory of laboratory supplies to ensure operational.

  • Oversees continuous improvement in productivity and lab activities (cost control/ budget).

  • Ensures that all lab instruments are functional and suitable through coordinating preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, appropriate calibration, instrument upgrades, etc. Coordinates maintenance/repairs with internal and external sources.

  • Partners with an interdisciplinary team across multiple departments.

  • Accountable for long and short-term projects.

  • Adhere to all company guidelines, procedures and comply with all safety and regulatory requirements.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Required:

  • B.S. Engineering, chemistry, or other related fields.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in Laboratory Quality Control function in materials/chemicals.

  • Competent in general routine analytical lab work.

  • Managerial and leadership experience, leading teams.


About Zinpro

For more than 50 years, Zinpro has pioneered the research and development of performance trace minerals and innovative solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of both animals and people. As a family-owned, privately held company, we have grown steadily thanks to our quality products, expert staff, and a commitment to helping our customers achieve more through science-based trace mineral nutrition. With regional sales offices in 11 countries and products marketed in more than 70 countries worldwide, Zinpro is the global leader in advancing greater nutrition and smarter practices for a better, more sustainable world.

Working at Zinpro means you’ll make a positive difference in the world, working as part of an authentic and caring community of bright, passionate people. You’ll gain broad experience in a growing company known for its exceptional commitment to employees, customers, and our communities. And you’ll quickly see that your unique ideas and perspectives are valued here, where we work continually to create diverse, equitable and inclusive teams.

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