Lab Supervisor

Dairy Farmers of America

New Wilmington, PA

General Purpose:

Provides direction, guidance and training to laboratory technicians. Provides lab data to management team as needed


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Supervises Laboratory technicians
  • Provides training for new and existing lab techs as needed
  • Performs calibration of lab equipment as needed
  • Maintains necessary lab certifications under applicable state and federal programs
  • Acquires all required licenses and certifications necessary for the position
  • Provides timely, accurate and precise lab data to plant management
  • Orders supplies for lab
  • Assist Lab techs as needed to complete workload
  • Review records such as yeast/mold, coliform, environmental and charm ATP swabs, to determine effectiveness of SSOP’s
  • Review HACCP records for cheese and whey plants weekly and report results
  • Function as back-up to the QA Supervisor in assisting the QA Manager with the development of quality programs in the plant and working with external auditors, both regulatory and internal.
  • Minimize water usage and the generation of wastewater within the scope of position
  • Follow and make sure department follows all DFA GMP’s and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory quality and sanitation requirements
  • Follow and make sure department follows all safety and environmental regulations
  • Perform related duties as needed