Analytical Laboratory Supervisor


Job title: Analytical Laboratory Supervisor

Company: Valentine Enterprises, Inc.

Job description: Company Description

Located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Valentine Enterprises, Inc. (VEI) has been in business since 1972. We specialize in developing and packaging powdered supplements for some of the world’s largest and most well-known food and supplement marketers. Our experience in producing more than 1,500 products offers unsurpassed expertise in developing today’s most in-demand products. VEI does not manufacture its’ own brand. Each product is manufactured to be customer specific and proprietary.

As a contract and private label manufacturer, Valentine Enterprises Lawrenceville facility is a 300,000 square feet state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This facility is equipped for contract blending, filling, bulk fills and flexible packaging solutions. In addition, VEI staffs a full product development lab that excels in flavor profiles and custom formulation, making each product precise and unique.

It is the policy of Valentine Enterprises, Inc., not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

We are a drug free workplace and a nicotine/tobacco free campus.

Job Description

This is an on site position. The Analytical Laboratory Supervisor will supervise laboratory employees and perform analytical testing using specified analytical instrumentation and methods.

Essential Function:

  • Evaluate the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances, raw materials, and finished products by following complex analytical methods and instructions and compare the results to predetermined specifications.
  • Document activities and results in laboratory notebooks
  • Learn all established laboratory contacts and vendors
  • Become proficient with lab uses of ERP system and add in additional efficiency ideas
  • Peer review of laboratory notebooks
  • Back-up to all Manager, Chemist and Laboratory Technician duties
  • Responsible for providing direction in the overall operation and administration of the laboratory as a back-up to the Analytical Laboratory Manager
  • Conduct additional investigational testing on Out of Specification results and report results to Quality Department
  • Comply with all safety and SOP procedures
  • Oversee personnel and training of the analytical staff with the aim of improving overall procedural operation, developing applicable methodology and monitoring of the analytical lab output in an economic manner
  • Coordinate sample submission (LWR), manage workflow by prioritizing multiple projects, set performance goals, and deadlines
  • Need strong Method Development skills to bring further analytical testing in-house to expand capabilities and produce cost savings.
  • Evaluate, specify, and install needed in-house laboratory equipment to complement existing testing
  • Work with vendors regarding analytical testing and analytical instrumentation calibration, preventative maintenance, and issues
  • Represent the Analytical Laboratory in customer, govt agency or certification audits when the Analytical Lab Manager is not present
  • Provide technical consulting to QC, QA, R&D, customers, outside agencies, and 3rd party testing laboratories, as needed
  • Author reports, methods and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) necessary to maintain efficient laboratory operations and regulatory compliance (GLP, GMP, CFR, DSHEA).
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot various analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, UHPLC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Dumas Protein Analyzer, Potentiometric Titrators, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate Analytical Laboratory licenses with vendors required for hazardous and DEA List chemicals

Non-Essential Functions

  • Backup to maintain inventory of laboratory equipment and chemicals
  • Work with Analytical Laboratory Manager to research and purchase laboratory consumables
  • Keep abreast of new equipment, technology, testing methods and reagents used in the industry.
  • Growth of the lab employees and functions
  • Creativity and latitude are expected in some aspects of the position (constrained by Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications

Work Environment: This job operates in an office and lab environment. This role routinely uses lab equipment and standard office equipment such as computers, calculators, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Essential Functions Cognitive (Reasoning): Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions, in books, manuals, and mathematical or visual form. Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Essential Functions Mathematics: Perform ordinary arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard, practical applications.

Essential Functions Communication (Speech & Composition): Expression of a level to communicate verbally with clients/customers and others in English to obtain and provide basic information. Able to communicate by telephone. Capable of explaining routine policies and of properly referring more complex cases.

Comprehension and expression of a level to draft lengthy technical documents in English such as project or research reports, and other advanced informational materials requiring grammatical correctness and clarity of expression. Requires ability to compose narrative text and technical data that may vary according to the intended audience. May involve a large volume of such composition.

Physical Demands: Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Employee will occasionally lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds and sit for extended periods of time. Employee will frequently walk, use well developed coordination simultaneously and use peripheral vision and depth perception. Employee will continuously lift up to fifteen (15) pounds, use fingers for grasping, and use both hands, stand, read with attention to detail, seeing activities near and far and be able to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors, and use routine hearing ability.

Environmental Factors: The environmental factors described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Employee will occasionally work with sharp instruments, around dust, and work closely with others. Employee will frequently work around combustibles. Employee will continuously work in an inside environment, work with solvents, acidic/caustic agents, powders, and allergens (such as but not limited to milk, soy, wheat/gluten, egg, peanut, tree nuts), as well as other laboratory chemicals.

Travel: Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently when necessary (seminars, expos, training, conferences, etc.)

Additional Information

Valentine Enterprises, Inc. (VEI) is very excited that you may have the opportunity to join us. We wanted to take a few moments to share some information about this great organization. If you are looking for a growing company that still has that family feel to it, then we are the company for you. Come grow with us!

Please take a moment to review the information below and get excited about the team you may be joining!

What Does VEI do? That’s a great question! We specialize in developing and packaging powdered supplements for some of the world’s largest and most well-known food and supplement marketers.

About VEI: Located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, VEI has been in business since 1972. Our experience in producing more than 1,500 products offers unsurpassed expertise in developing today’s most in-demand products. VEI does not manufacture its’ own brand. Each product is manufactured to be customer specific and proprietary.

As a contract and private label manufacturer, Valentine Enterprises Lawrenceville facility is a 300,000 square feet state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This facility is equipped for contract blending, filling, bulk fills and flexible packaging solutions. In addition, VEI staffs a full product development lab that excels in flavor profiles and custom formulation, making each product precise and unique.

VEI employs over 300 employees at their Lawrenceville, GA location.

Commitment to Talent: VEI is a fast growing company. To maintain their growth strategy, VEI is committed to hiring the best talent the market can offer. VEI’s goal is to introduce new talent to their company and culture, grow that talent into highly productive employees and hire the best talent into the VEI family.

VEI is looking for employees that have a positive attitude, strong desire to do what is right, and a commitment to productivity and quality.

Got Benefits? – VEI Does! Eligibility & Details as of 2022: Active employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible to participate in the VEI’s Benefits Program. You may also enroll your eligible dependents for coverage under the same plans you choose for yourself.

Generally, you are eligible for benefits on the first of the month after 30 days of full-time employment:

  • 3 Medical plans to choose from
  • 2 Dental plans to choose from
  • 2 Vision plans to choose from

Additional Benefits:

  • 401K *21 or older
  • Profit Sharing – Eligible after 6 months
  • Disability Gap Insurance paid for by the company
  • Short term disability insurance available to the employee to purchase
  • Long term disability insurance provided by the company
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance paid for by the company for the employee
  • Additional Life Insurance available to the employee to purchase
  • Accident, Critical & Cancer available to the employee to purchase
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid training
  • Educational Assistance
  • Clothing Allowance

Mission Statement: Family, Integrity and Innovation

Cause Statement: Making Quality Products for a healthier world.

If qualified, please submit your resume including salary history and salary requirements.

No relocation package is available for this position.

Due to overwhelming response we can only respond to candidates we wish to pursue.

Expected salary:

Location: Lawrenceville, GA

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:10:08 GMT

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