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Laboratory Supervisor (Night Shift - 6:30pm - 7:00am EST)

Vandalia, Ohio
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

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LABORATORY SUPERVISOR - TIPP CITY, OHIO - Night Shift (3rd Shift) (6:30PM - 7:00AM + Alternating Schedule)


Week 1: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, & Sunday: 12 hours

Week 2: Monday: OFF, Tuesday: OFF, Wednesday: 12 hours, Thursday: 12 hours, Friday: OFF, Saturday: OFF, & Sunday: OFF

Week 3: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, & Sunday: 12 hours

The Laboratory Supervisor (Night Shift, 6:30pm - 7:00am EST - with an Alternating Schedule) is responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system for our Tipp City, Ohio location. The position is based on-site (Tipp City, Ohio). This position reports directly to the Site Quality Assurance Manager or Compliance and Food Safety Manager. 

  • Responsible for the overall results for a single shift of a multi-shift laboratory operation that is open 7-Days per week

  • Coordinate activities for the shift team to ensure delivery of all key performance metrics including those in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Quality, Finance, Productivity and People

  • Lead efforts required to deliver quality and compliance performance for the shift. Initiate, manage, and make decisions which impact product quality.

  • Drive a culture of engagement through the team and department. Directly supervise a team of 3-6 employees and participate in staffing activities. Develop all line personnel by securing appropriate staffing, training, mentoring, performance reviews, and assigning progressively challenging stretch responsibilities within the scope of the team and department accountabilities. Maintain a safe lab environment.

  • Assure lab test results reflect compliance to plant, division, and corporate guidelines and procedures and that test methods are followed

  • Engage with employees and other key stakeholders to ensure all EHS requirements are met inclusive of internal and external regulatory objectives and direction

  • Promote behaviors that ensure delivery of high-quality products for our customers while maintaining compliance with Abbott policies and procedures, meeting all local and statutory requirements, and adhere to the regulatory requirements of countries to which products are shipped

  • Prepare and actively participate in internal and external Quality audits and incident investigation and reporting; coupled with timely implementation of CAPA activities

  • Model and promote a thorough understanding of what drives product costs, profitability, and cash flow for the shift and within the department, while operating within budget material utilization and Cost Improvement Program goals. Manage budget accountability for Headcount, Overtime, and direct expenses for a shift and/or line. Track, trend and continuously improve budgetary performance for direct expenses, headcount, overtime (OT), and Scrap and Cost Improvement Projects (CIP).

  • Manage and guide a team(s) of lab associates to improve quality and increase productivity of the lab

  • Coordinate activities related to shift starts and changes. Lead and coordinate daily activities of the shift team. Work with their direct manager, other Front Line Leaders and other management, and establish the right team culture where people feel empowered, are accountable for the business and continuously improve the shift and the lab.

  • Track, trend & report on established Key Performance Indicators (KPI)


This is a salaried Night Shift position (6:30PM - 7:00AM EST) with an alternating 2, 2, 3 schedule.


Week 1: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, & Sunday: 12 hours

Week 2: Monday: OFF, Tuesday: OFF, Wednesday: 12 hours, Thursday: 12 hours, Friday: OFF, Saturday: OFF, & Sunday: OFF

Week 3: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, & Sunday: 12 hours


  • Bachelor's Degree in science, food technology, technical, or a related degree

  • 2 years or more of related experience


  • 2 or more years of experience in a laboratory in a regulated industry with preference for experience in one or more of the following industries: food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, or a related regulated industry

  • Laboratory Experience within a regulated manufacturing work environment with emphasis on infant formula manufacturing experience/high-volume manufacturing support laboratory

  • Experience using project planning and execution tools

  • Knowledge of FDA - 21 CFR and other regulatory requirements for Infant Formula

  • Microsoft Office computer skills

  • Leadership experience

  • Knowledge of project planning tools

  • Experience working with and implementing Continuous Improvement projects

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  • Job Reference: 707210728-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Abbott Laboratories
  • Location: Vandalia, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent