Microbiologist Lab Supervisor- Columbus Plant
Company: Abbott Laboratories
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more
fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing
technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading
businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices,
nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues
serve people in more than 160 countries.
Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:
The Micro Supervisor is responsible for supervising the operation
of the Plant Microbiology QA Laboratories, which is comprised of
the following functions: - Environmental Monitoring Program,
including equipment swabs, air samples, retort cooling water,
ingredient water, and product samples; biochemical characterization
and identification; raw material, in-process, and finished product
testing; ensuring methods and procedures are appropriately
followed; ensuring CAPA activities are followed through to
completion; providing direction and technical expertise to
Microbiology Laboratory personnel and to the plant; and providing
leadership during problem solving situations related to microbial
Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of
the quality system.
Develops and maintains an operating budget for the Microbiology QA
laboratories. - Manages to ensure budgetary and staff requirements
are properly met.
Provides product and manufacturing microbial support for retort and
Interfaces with division personnel in the development of
microbiological guidelines and specifications.
Assures compliance to all procedures and policies concerning all
areas of quality, regulatory, safety and human resources for all
Coaches, develops, and mentors employees in areas of
responsibility. - Responsible for recruitment, selection,
development and retention of employees. - Conducts performance
reviews; develops growth plans; interprets, implements and supports
employee-related policies, procedures and programs. - Assigns
projects/tasks to direct staff.
Develops and administers a technically sound Environmental
Monitoring program, updating as appropriate.
Leads problem solving efforts related to microbial issues.
Directs plant initiated microbiological certification activities
resulting from new or modified manufacturing facilities or
Interfaces with Division and Corporate QA, Manufacturing,
Engineering, R&D, Regulatory Affairs and Purchasing to ensure
timely completion of project activities.
Provides technical guidance and support to plant.
Assures lab test results reflect compliance to plant, division, and
corporate guidelines and procedures.
Attends plant Management Review meetings to communicate and oversee
Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related area. -
Masters Degree in Food Science or Microbiology (preferred but not
The position requires technical knowledge related to sterilization
methods, microbial physiology, biochemical characterization of
microbial isolates, disinfection/sanitization methods, and a strong
understanding of aseptic handling procedures.
Two years experience in Microbiology testing methods and techniques
plus two years Supervisory experience (preferred).
Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Columbus , Microbiologist Lab Supervisor- Columbus Plant, Professions , Columbus, Ohio
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