SGS North America
Lab Operations Supervisor
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Fairfield Map
Posted: 10/01/2021
Closing: 10/31/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

Company Description  

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description  

Responsible for providing leadership, direction, and training laboratory technicians. Facilitates employee conformance to Good Laboratory Practices and all specified Operating Procedures. Ensures all laboratory results, including internal controls, are accurate and completed within the required timeframes.

  • Ensures that the Quality Management System is implemented and maintained in accordance with the ISO 17025 standard
  • Is knowledgeable of the scope of all processes under his/her supervision
  • Oversees and performs microbiological and chemical analysis of samples received as required
  • Coordinates and ensures compliance with Good Laboratory Practices through training of laboratory technicians, review of effectiveness, and review of documentation
  • Maintains records and manages all aspects of testing activities
  • Coordinates and ensures compliance with Good Laboratory Practices through training of laboratory technicians, review of effectiveness, and review of documentation
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training laboratory technicians
  • Conducts employee performance reviews and provides ongoing guidance for continued employee
  • Provides positive and negative feedback to direct reports
  • Maintains adequate levels of laboratory supplies
  • Schedules laboratory personnel to facilitate an efficient operation
  • Reviews and approves laboratory raw data
  • Identifies quality related problems and initiates immediate investigation, corrective action, and follow up
  • Communicates necessary changes or information to his or her department


  • 4-year degree in Microbiology/Chemistry, related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Effective problem prevention and problem solving skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills necessary to cross multiple disciplines.
  • Knowledge of LIMS

3-5 years experience in a commercial food testing laboratory



Additional Information  

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back.  Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

Information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Lab Operations Supervisor