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Plant Lab Manager

Company: Primient
Location: Decatur
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

About UsPrimient is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage, and other industries, operating 6 locations in the U.S.A & Brazil. Through large scale, efficient manufacturing plants, Primient turns raw materials into distinctive, high-quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition, and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.Role purposeThe Lab Manager leads the Food Safety and Quality Programs for Laboratory and Plant Operations.Main accountabilities

  • Directly manage and provide guidance to Quality Lab Team over four shifts to ensure smooth daily operation of the QC laboratory.
  • Oversight of training of technicians and maintenance of all training records
  • Responsible for laboratory safety activities and supporting all plant safety related policies:
    • Lead lab safety meeting
    • Ensure lab technicians complete all required safety related training and work in accordance to all safety policies.
      • Responsible for maintaining area specific food safety and quality documents and activities:
        • Quality SOPs
        • Finished and raw material records
        • Assist/Lead Out of Specification investigation
        • Oversee Monthly EMP for Starch, Refinery & Dextrose
        • Assist in analyzing and responding to customer complaints
        • Preventive Controls training of technicians, as required
        • Oversee & work in conjunction with the instrument specialist and maintenance/calibration of the lab equipment (e.g., GC, HPLC, AA, pH, RI, RVA & YSI)
        • Oversee CRA program
          • Provide guidance on testing requirements for all products
          • Responsible for preparation and reporting of monthly quality results (product quality performance
          • Provide support for the Quality Assurance programs:
            • cGMP and quality system audits.
            • Customer tours and customer audits.
            • Participate in plant food safety programs
            • Preventive Controls and prerequisite programs
            • Other tasks arranged by line managerSkills and experience required
              • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field, with 5-10 years food industry experience preferred.
              • Experience in laboratory management and good laboratory practices required
              • Knowledge of lab instrumentation and calibrations
              • Must be persuasive, willing to take initiative, and possess adaptability and communication skills necessary for success in this position
              • A working knowledge of SAP, SAP quality programs
              • A working knowledge of quality and food safety systems (e.g., cGMP, HACCP, Sanitation, Maintenance, Calibration)
              • Excellent organizational skills
              • Self-Motivated
              • Good problem solving skills
              • Ability to build good relationships with internal and external peersWhat we offer you: At Primient you will have the opportunity to drive end to end solutions while owning a high level of accountability and ownership. Additionally, you will have access to:
                • Competitive salary with generous bonus plan
                • 401K matching and non-contingent matching plans
                • Full suite of benefit offerings starting Day 1Physical DemandsThis position requires the ability to safely perform the following tasks:
                  • Lifting of up to 55 pounds without mechanical assistance.
                  • Climb a vertical ladder up to 15ft
                  • Climb several flights of stairs, several times a shift
                  • Stand for up to 1 hour without sitting
                  • Bending and twisting motion at the waist and knees#LI-JB1California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce. Required
                    Preferred
                    Job Industries
                    • Customer Service

Keywords: Primient, Decatur , Plant Lab Manager, Executive , Decatur, Illinois

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