Lab Supervisor

Stockley Park, Uxbridge

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Overview & Job Purpose

  • Assist and support Development team in the delivery of new products.
  • Responsible for managing the laboratory/pilot plant capex budget.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and organization of the laboratory, pilot plant equipment and stock of key componentry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reliably support the production of samples in the lab (concentrates, emulsions and finished products).
  • Support Scientists to obtain an appropriate record production of samples and analytical results.
  • Support Scientists to execute scientific / technical work on development projects.
  • Independently operates the lab equipment required for NPD delivery.
  • Manages the continuous improvement activities and monitors KPI’s for laboratory and pilot plant.
  • Manages the capex spend in the laboratory and pilot plant. writes capex proposals.
  • Organizes install, commissioning and training for new equipment.
  • Proactively identifies areas for improvement within the lab.
  • Responsible for the lab organization. Ensures labeling, materials and fixtures (accessories) are in place, correct and of appropriate grade.
  • Responsible for the good order in the laboratory, the use of equipment, cleaning and schedules, quality systems and procedures / processes.
  • To liaise with the contract companies to ensure adequate cleaning, maintenance and waste disposal procedures are in place and followed.
  • Creates, maintains and monitors the lab cleaning and equipment maintenance schedules.
  • Liaises with suppliers to ensure adequate stock rotation and record the incoming materials for traceability.
  • Maintains the records of ingredients, processes and procedures for full traceability of all products.
  • Conducts all work with good laboratory practice.
  • Writes and reviews procedures, instructions and guidelines relevant for the daily work in the lab.
  • Reports and/or addresses any significant variation and faults in the laboratory and pilot plant.

Primary Interactions

NPD team and Wider R&D Teams

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Technical education or Bachelor of Science in a food-related science field (Food Technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Agricultural Engineering).
  • Laboratory skills, within food/beverage setting are required.

Key Compentencies and Skills

  • Collaborative team working approach
  • Accurate, persistent, organized and able to manage workload
  • Shows Initiative and consistent drive
  • Seek continuous improvement
  • Mechanically minded
  • Know and follow good laboratory practices.
  • Language skills: English at minimum conversation level.