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Operations Supervisor Kennewick, WA

Kelly Services
Kennewick, WA 99336
**Operations Supervisor Kennewick, WA**

Reports to: Operations Manager

The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the analysis of food samples and supervises departmental personnel conducting routine analysis. Will communicate with external clients/client service personal and Laboratory Management to resolve difficulties and provide status reports.

Work Environment: a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. May use the autoclave daily to complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. Expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.


+ Direct Hire

+ Tues-Friday Noon - 8:30pm + hr on Saturday

+ Salary between $70,000 - $80,000 per year with Benefits


+ Must behave and operate in an ethical and Code of Conduct compliant manner.

+ Supervise the activities of departmental personnel to ensure operations are in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and assigned tasks.

+ Communicate any emerging client requirements to laboratory personnel as needed.

+ Communicate procedural and operational difficulties and delays to client service personnel or the client as required.

+ Read, calculate, and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur.

+ Administer corporate human resource programs relating to employee recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, and employment record documentation.

+ Educate and train departmental personnel on correct procedures and new analysis methods. Evaluate current methods and recommend modifications as new procedures become available.

+ Arrange and document work schedules for departmental personnel so that analysis is accurately completed to maintain effective and efficient operations.

+ Assist departmental personnel with analysis tasks as needed to ensure timely results.

+ Maintain supplies and instrumentation for operating departments.

+ Responsibility and authority, in conjunction with the Operations Manager or Lab Director, to cease specific analyses under their responsibility when evidence from the quality system indicated the process is not in control and the quality of the results is compromised as a result of the non-conformances.

+ Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.

+ Ensure that employees obtain knowledge of LIMS sufficient to perform job responsibilities. Institute and maintain systems to monitor and verify related LIMS training.

+ Maintain expertise in the field of food science by attending relevant seminars and using available reading material.

+ Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.

+ This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures. This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around time requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, work stoppage and assure the appropriate type and amount of materials are ready and available for use.

+ Perform other related tasks as needed.


+ Bachelors degree and 2-5 years of relevant work experience or Masters degree. This position requires a broad knowledge of microbiology or chemistry, obtained from a degree in microbiology, chemistry, or related job experience, to analyze and interpret data accurately.

+ Required skills: Leadership skills and a broad knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS or ERP) is required to process client data and calculate and record analysis results.

+ Knowledge: The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results (e.g., bacterial culturing, plate counting, PCR, diagnostic, and pipetting).

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2022-06-13 Expires: 2022-07-14

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Kelly Services
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