Laboratory Supervisor
The Position
Under the direction of the Laboratory Manager or Laboratory Director, assist and oversee the activities of a laboratory operations team to ensure smooth and efficient functioning of the laboratory.
Pay: Starting at $60,000
  • Re-evaluate methodology, make recommended changes and assist in test interpretation; determine if further testing should be done or if tests should be repeated
  • Initiate quality-control measures and monitor work quality for compliance with laboratory standards
  • Maintain records for federal, state and appropriate license accreditation; monitor adherence to safety regulations
  • Purchase supplies for the laboratory; recommend procurement of new laboratory equipment and monitor maintenance/repair needs of existing equipment
  • Able to review and report CoAs
  • Able to run all assays
  • Focused on implementing the Lab Managers decisions through the work of laboratory staff
  • Oversee day to day activities in the lab, including accessioning, order entry, data analysis, quality review and data reporting
  • Ensure testing samples are properly received, organized, and prepared for testing procedures
  • Understand laboratory workflow and be able to ensure all staff are on task and operating efficiently
  • Serve as the technical resource for laboratory technicians
  • Stay updated on sample status sheet and ensure TATs are met
  • Ensure laboratory equipment is properly calibrated and maintained
  • Support preventative maintenance program on all analytical equipment
  • Audit METRC status and open METRC tickets
  • Responsible for training, teaching new laboratory staff
  • Understand LM position and be able to act as LM in case of absence
  • Help with inventory management and ordering
  • Critical thinking and instrument troubleshooting
  • Waste disposal management
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws; responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring and training, onboarding, staffing/workplace planning, assigning and directing work, scheduling, evaluating performance, recognizing and rewarding, disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving problems
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Participates in technical discussions both internally and with clients
  • Complete special projects associated method enhancements, statistical/trend analysis
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science or equivalent required
  • Laboratory experience required
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience preferred
  • Cannabis experience preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regarding testing, cultivation, processing and transport of cannabis products
  • Knowledge of laboratory applications of biology, microbiology and chemistry
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Ability to use a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments including incubators, scales/balances, pipettes, chromatographs, PCR equipment and mass spectrometers
  • Ability to use computers and computer software programs and systems and standard office equipment such as phones, photocopiers and fax machines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to convey and receive information effectively (face-to-face, telephone and electronic)
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding test results, personnel and/or financial data
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently, prioritize, handle multiple tasks, manage time
  • Leadership skills including comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching, teaching, and counseling, ability to inspire and build confidence in others and forge alliances and garner support
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Valid driver/operator license
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee works in a laboratory environment. While performing work-related duties the employee occasionally works with hazardous, toxic or caustic chemicals such as acids and solvents, works around fumes or airborne particles from laboratory chemicals used/fume hoods works with or near moving mechanical parts from laboratory equipment and works with equipment that vibrates. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Safety Sensitive Position
Equipment used, and activities performed by this position that could cause serious injury or death to the operator, other employees and/or other individuals if not used properly or safely:
  • Working with testing equipment with hot surfaces
  • Handling chemicals including acids and solvents used in the testing process
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, walking/moving around and standing, talking and hearing and using hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Occasional periods of stooping/kneeling, bending
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Close vision and ability to focus on computer screens and documents; distance vision; peripheral vison; depth perception; color vision
Stressful Conditions in the Work Environment Affecting This Position:
  • Typical work demands include operating under committed to time and quality demands, , conflicting/multiple deadlines or tasks
  • Challenging situations including dealing with difficult customers/vendors/employees and interpreting data
Work Schedule:
  • 40-hour minimum workweek; Monday - Friday
  • May require on-call duty and the ability to work outside of scheduled work hours including weekends and holidays when the need arises
  • Some travel during the day and overnight - to other laboratories, attend seminars, training and/or conferences
Equal Opportunities

ACT Laboratories provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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