Site Laboratory Coordinator


Henderson, NC

Job Description:

This role is responsible for overseeing laboratory analysis of ingredients and recording results. Assure laboratory functions are followed including but not limited to methods performed correctly, records are complete and accurate, Good Laboratory Practices are followed, and associates are following proper quality & safety procedures.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 3-5 years food manufacturing experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Quality Management Systems.

  • Possess experience and knowledge of basic laboratory operations such as weighing, titrating, and preparing volumetric solutions.

  • Attention to detail and good organization skills.

  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to follow Instructions and strictly follow procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree

  • 1-3 years of experience in a quality laboratory function.

What will be your key responsibilities?
  • Lead site lab technicians conducting physical and chemical tests including but not limited to pipettes, pH meter, water activity meter, NIR, Lateral Flow Device, and ELISA methods.

  • Interpret analytical method procedures and safety instructions using standard chemistry terms and measures.

  • Maintain all records of analytical testing and quality control lab documentation. Responsible for tracking, trend analysis, and other Quality Control related responsibilities.

  • Inform Q&FS Manager and Line Manager of quality deviations for controls and product.

  • Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, including calibration of equipment. Ability to conduct limited Instrument troubleshooting and problem diagnosis.

  • Ensure sampling raw materials from bulk trucks, big bags, and totes is completed according to Mars standards.

  • Assist in the preparation RM samples and documentation for external laboratories.

  • Interpret data from routine analysis for RM in order to validate that materials meet specifications.

  • Work to ensure lab compliance to quality management system through training, documentations, quality records, and audits.

  • Train and instruct lab technicians.

  • Ensure Lab participation in proficiency testing programs.

  • Able to perform and train on routine calculations pertaining to analytical chemistry (e.g., dilution, concentration, test results).

What can you expect from Mars?
  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.