Our Anchorage, AK laboratory is looking for a Laboratory Supervisor to join their Organics team!  The Organics Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations of their respective department. The Organics Laboratory Supervisor works with Team Leads to manage sample throughput to ensure turnaround times are met while maintaining data quality that meets or exceeds industry standards. The Organics Laboratory Manager is responsible for promoting a safe working culture and environment throughout the laboratory.
Job FunctionsCoordinates workflow through the department to ensure turnaround times are metWorks with Team Leads to manage staff and instrumentation resources to maximize sample throughput and ensure production targets are metUses LIMS to ensure that samples are processed appropriately and update the samples’ status in LIMS as requiredApplies technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples processedHelps implement best practices in the laboratory to maximize operational efficiency and maintain data quality that meets or exceeds industry standardsDemonstrates good leadership through effective planning, delegating and empowering subordinates appropriately, and leading by example. Manages people and performance daily, acting quickly and decisively when required.Ensures staffing levels are appropriate for sample volumes and that staff are properly trained to perform their assigned dutiesWorks with the Laboratory Manager to oversee hiring and training of competent laboratory personnelAssists with the training of new analysts to become productive members of the teamEnsures the lab’s operating supplies inventory is appropriate for current workloadsAppropriately follows safety requirements for the work that is done and ensures that team members are also following these requirementsImmediately addresses safety problems as they arise in the lab (i.e. hood use, safety glasses, methylene chloride handling) to minimize exposure and maximize safe practicesActively promotes a strong culture of safe laboratory practices and the maintenance of a safe working environmentKeeps supervisory and management teams informed of any potential problemsProvides information to supervisory and managerial staff as appropriate on instrumentation, production, and staff issuesPerforms other duties as required