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Laboratory Supervisor

Job Details
  • OMGLabSuper
  • Oscar Mayer Group
  • Wrexham
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • £24,767

Oscar Mayer Wrexham is part of the Oscar Mayer Group, a UK-wide company specialising in manufacturing prepared foods for the top UK grocery retailers such as The Co-Operative, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Waitrose. 

With three sites and approximately 3,500 employees, the company prides itself on a busy yet positive working environment, a culture of open communication, and a long-standing workforce - 60% of employees have given over 10 years of service.

With 1,500 employees, the Wrexham Industrial Estate site is a very fast-paced operation, with an impressive 2 million ready meals being produced each week. 

We are now looking to recruit a Laboratory Supervisor to ensure all the relevant microbiological testing is carried out in an accurate and efficient manner, with timely reporting to the relevant parties.


Main Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Laboratory Manager.
  • Efficient day to day operation of the laboratory, including testing as per technician job description.
  • Ensuring quality standards and scientific integrity of work is followed to satisfy CLAS and Company standards. (Including checking/performing of monitoring / cleaning / environmental swabbing and calibrations / monthly preparation of positive controls)
  • Timely and appropriate communication of results and reports to factory.
  • Organisation of End Of Life samples and Shelf Life Trials.
  • The sending away of chemistry and speciation testing to external laboratories for testing.
  • Management responsibility for members of staff.
  • Form part of the laboratory factory internal audit teams.


Skills required

  • Microbiology qualification.
  • Fully up to date with CLAS requirements and used to working to at least this standard.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and pressure.
  • Attention to detail. Flexible.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • To be able to work both in isolation and as a team.
  • Good communication skills
  • At least 2 years in a microbiology environment
  • Computer literate


Benefits of working with us

  • Progressive working environment, promotion opportunities.
  • Quality, food safety & hygiene training.
  • Permanent position.
  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Employed status.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Refer-a-Friend £75.
  • £100 sign-on bonus after probation period.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free parking.
  • Subsidised canteen facilities.
  • Summer Fun Day events.
  • My Resource Rewards - an online portal offering vouchers and discounts.
  • BUPA Healthcare Membership (claim back contributions towards medical expenses).


Critical Values

  • To be punctual and accurate.
  • As a representative of the company, to perform duties in a professional, timely manner and complying with relevant timetables.
  • To be proactive, constantly looking for new and better ways to perform your duties.
  • To communicate problems and ask for assistance from your manager as required.
  • To be courteous and to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
  • To be part of the team.
  • Confidentiality of company information.
  • Be aware of, and comply with company policy on health and safety and food safety.
  • To highlight any issue which could place any employees personal safety at risk.
  • To maintain a smart appearance at all times as appropriate to the site / occasion.

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