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Microbiologist Lab Supervisor- Columbus Plant

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Columbus
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 issues.
Major Responsibilities:
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 aseptic lines.
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 reporting departments.
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 processes.
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 microbiological issues.
Education:
Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related area. - Masters Degree in Food Science or Microbiology (preferred but not required)

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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