Team Lead Laboratory

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.


Position Purpose:

Assists in the management of microbiology and chemistry lab activities for all testing, personnel and laboratory procedures. Schedules and assigns workloads for techs and maintains close rapport with production to identify, solve and prevent problems affecting microbiological hazards. Conducts periodic facility inspections and may perform daily bacteriological environmental inspections in critical plant areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

o Manage Micro swabbing programs

o Meeting requirements of EMPC and NPEM policy

o Meeting requirements of Product testing

o Data review and trending

o Corrective Actions

o Construction Assessments

o Hygienic Restoration events

o Gluten testing

o Upcoming projects

o Oversee quality testing in main QA lab and in Kitchens 8 & 9

o Training on processes

o Data review and analysis

o Ensure compliance to Lab Excellence section of CAG audit.

o Coordinate efforts through Quality Assurance Supervisors.


Supervisory Responsibilities

o Directly supervise hourly lab employees.

o Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws. Includes, but is not limited to performance appraisals, performance rewards and disciplining employees.

o Interview, hire, train, and regularly communicate with employees on job duties and expectations within the department.

o Plan, schedule, assign and direct work within the department.

o Address employee concerns and resolves problems/complaints.

o Support the movement of techs into the department (bid techs and back-ups)


Knowledge, Training, and Experience Requirements:

o Requires a college degree from an accredited college/university with a major in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or other related subject

o Requires a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in a lab environment, prefer experience in a manufacturing environment,

o Prefer work experience in food manufacturing industry,

o Prefer work experience in a union environment,

o Prefer work experience with GFSI certification audits and knowledge of HACCP.

o Must be able to handle multiple projects/situations at one time.

o Must have excellent organizational and planning skills.

o Must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, monitor own work to ensure quality.

o Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

o Perform other duties as assigned.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to communicate. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and taste and smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to cold, wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills efforts, or working conditions associated with the job; it is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development, and compensation.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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