Santa Cruz Nutritionals

Laboratory Supervisor

Quality Control - Santa Cruz, CA - Full Time

Job Summary

Aligns release testing priorities, from internal and external laboratories, to production goals.  Reports results and communicates with other areas of the company.  Ensures proper product release procedures are followed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, schedule, and assign laboratory work.
  • Creating and report COAs and invoices.
  • Communicating results to other areas of the company.
  • Product release and approval.
  • Reviews testing COA’s and initiate OOS and batch investigations.
  • Communicates with third party laboratories to facilitate release testing and resolve issues.
  • Review finished product specifications.
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with the Document Control, R&D, and Quality Assurance functions.
  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Support production in prioritization of batch release testing.
  • Prioritize and organize work assignments.
  • Analysis, tracking, and trending of Quality Control Laboratory data and documents to improve accuracy and precision of testing protocols and support and maintain the “Quality Management System”
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Bachelors’ degree (Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or relevant field preferred). 
  • Supervisory experience of at least 3 years.
  • Must be accurate, methodical and well organized.
  • Good interpersonal and management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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