Operations Lead in Columbus OH

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Merieux NutriSciences
Operations Lead
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Columbus OH
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Production Supervisor

Operations Lead



Mérieux NutriSciences is a solutionproviderdedicated to preventing health risks related to food and to the use of everyday products. Offering a wide range of testing and consulting services, our teams are committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty and personal integrity.

Our motto: "More than a successful business, we are building a healthier world" .

Do you want to be a part of it?
We are looking for a Operations Lead in 2057 Builders Place, Columbus, OH 43204 USA. Your mission will be to:

This position is responsiblefor working with department leadership to provide consistent efficientoperations throughout the department.

Prepare, analyze, perform, and assist others with the microbiological preparation and testing of food samples.
Ensure all department opening and closing tasks are completed effectively and efficiently and documented as quality systems require.
Distribute projects or assignments to appropriate personnel within the department to ensure processes are efficiently and effectively completed.
Ensure sample analysis flow if efficient in conjunction with quality
Ensure safe working environment for laboratory and provide supervision of quality control and quality assurance procedures.
Assist with scheduling and adjusting staff as needed based on sample volume ensuring minimal delays or down time in processes.
Support laboratory leadership in employee development by providing effective training to new employees and acting as a resource to all department employees in the resolution of questions, problems, or alternative resources.
Help implement systems as guided by laboratory leadership and support lean process or Industrial Performance related activities either directed from Corporate or in Lab-Specific Projects.
Communicate with other departments as well as management on department needs.
Ensure client specific requirements are being met.
Assist with selection and orientation of new hires
Work with supervisor on identifying and correcting performance issues and recognizing outstanding performers.
Ensure effective utilization of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - as it pertains to batching, reports tracability, etc.
Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.
Perform other related tasks as needed.


The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.
Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background): Associates degree or equivalent work experience required, Bachelors preferred. 2-5 years relevant work experience.
The incumbent must have a general knowledge of food science to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.
A broad knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.
A general level of data entry skills is needed to calculate and record analysis results.
Analytical skills are helpful to complete analysis procedures.
Physical dexterity with pipetting is required to transfer sample into plates and tubes. Laboratory skills obtained as a laboratory technician or similar position are essential to perform the necessary analyses.
Oral and written communication skills are necessary to supervise departmental personnel.
The incumbent works in 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.
The incumbent 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.
The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position.
The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.


You will join a company with an inspiring mission. With us, you could learn and develop yourself in a collaborative, empowering, dynamic and challenging environment. Entrepreneurship and improving public health are part of our DNA.

Join us and contribute to a meaningful Project!

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