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Production Manager

Microbac Laboratories, Inc.

Production Manager

Wilson, NC
  • Responsibilities


    Microbac serves our clients with the utmost expertise and respect for their market requirements, constraints and challenges. We embody a company-wide commitment to exceptional customer experience, which has been refined over nearly 50 years of trusted, analytical and measurement experience.

    Through our network of laboratories, offices, and field services, we have the flexibility to meet the unique requirements for each client, project and scope.

    As a privately held third-party testing company, Microbac operates with a commitment to safety, quality and compliance. Our diverse work portfolio includes broad accreditation offerings and tested insights across the environmental, food and nutrition and life science markets.


    The Analyst I, working in an accredited commercial laboratory, provides a variety of routine scientific tasks under close supervision. Receives specific and detailed instructions as to required tasks and results expected.


    • Following established SOP’s and adhering to state, federal and other accrediting body requirements, prepare and process samples, and collect information about the composition of substances to support the analytical testing needs of clients, for such purposes as quantitative analysis, and product development
    • Prepare necessary standards, solutions, reagents, media, and samples for sample analyses
    • Utilize specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation to process and analyze samples
    • Perform equipment and instrumentation set up
    • Accurately record observations and data and basic interpretation of data
    • Maintain the integrity of procedures and record professional activity for peer review
    • Monitor and address sample backlog issues
    • Maintain accurate, up to date logs, notebooks and equipment records
    • Perform necessary laboratory administrative functions such as filing paperwork, photocopying, reviewing of data, and entering data into computerized LIMS
    • Comply with and promote Safety, and Quality programs


    • Bachelor’s degree with a major in an applied science from a four-year college or university; or two to three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Basic knowledge of principles, terminology, practices, techniques and instrumentation commonly used in a laboratory setting
    • Ability to effectively prioritize work and manage time to meet deadlines and rush orders
    • Computer literacy
    • Ability to work with delicate laboratory equipment
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats


    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.

    Physical Requirements:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

    Working Conditions:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

    Microbac is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Veteran Friendly Employer

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

    • Manage and coordinate the production and distribution of customer orders in accordance with manufacturing policies, principles, procedures, and customer orders.
    • Regularly review the efficiency of manufacturing operations to forecast and prepare manufacturing capabilities to meet customer demands.
    • Manage plant maintenance and tool and die to ensure manufacturing equipment is operating safely and at a maximum level of efficiency.
    • Develop plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and associates.
    • Review production costs and product quality, modify production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitability.
    • Direct and coordinate activities concerned with the set-up, installation, and repair of machines and equipment.
    • Review and approve all plant related purchases.
    • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all production activities.
    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Maintain leadership in all safety programs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Attendance at work during the regularly scheduled shift is an essential duty. This includes, but is not limited to the ability to work overtime as required, to be present at work, arrive on time and be at the work station ready for work at the start of the shift.


    • Safety: Must have an outstanding safety record and follows all safety policies and procedures.
      • Provide safety training and meetings.
      • Ensure that clean and safe work area is maintained.
      • Report all injuries/accidents near misses immediately to supervisor or a member of management.
      • Challenge and report associates who are creating unsafe acts and conditions.
      • Ensure that all associates use equipment and materials properly.
    • Leadership: Exhibit confidence in self and others. Inspire and motivate others to perform well. Effectively influence action and opinions of others. Accept feedback from others. Give appropriate recognition to others.
    • Managing People: Include staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating, and process improvement. Take responsibility for associates’ actions. Make self available to staff. Provide regular performance feedback. Develop associates’ skills and encourage growth. Solicit and apply customer feedback. Foster quality focus in others. Improve processes, products, and services.
    • Cost Consciousness: Work within approved budget. Contribute to profits and revenue. Develop and implement cost saving measures.
    • Project Management: Develop project plans. Coordinate projects. Communicate changes and progress. Complete projects on time and budget. Manage project team activities.
    • Customer Service: Manage difficult or emotional customer situations. Respond promptly to customer needs. Solicit customer feedback to improve service. Respond to requests for service and assistance. Meet commitments.
    • Change Management: Develop workable implementation plans. Communicate changes effectively. Build commitment and overcome resistance. Prepare and support those affected by change. Monitor transition and evaluate results.
    • Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Monitor own work to ensure quality. Apply feedback to improve performance. Look for ways to improve and promote quality.
    • Quantity: Meet productivity standards without diminishing quality of work. Strive to increase productivity. Complete work in a timely manner. Work at keeping waste down.
    • Dependability: Take responsibility for own action. Commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Willing to work overtime whenever necessary. Keep commitments. Follow instructions, respond to management directions. Complete tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
    • Initiative: Readily volunteers. Undertake self-development activities. Takes independent action. Ask for and offer assistance whenever needed. Look for and takes advantage of opportunities. Seeks increased responsibilities. Look for and take advantage of opportunities.
    • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information skillfully. Develop alternative solutions. Work well in group problem solving situations. Use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    • Motivation: Sets and achieve challenging goals. Demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles. Measure self against standard of excellence. Take calculated risks to accomplish goals.
    • Analytical: Synthesize complex or diverse information. Collect and research data. Use intuition and experience to complement data. Design workflows and procedures.
    • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information skillfully. Develop alternative solutions.
    • Planning / Organizing: Prioritize and plan work activities. Use time efficiently. Organize or schedule other people and their tasks. Plan for additional resources. Develop realistic action plans. Set goals and objectives.
    • Adaptability: Adapt to change in the work environment. Manage competing demands. Change approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Ability to interact professionally with others; including co-workers, vendors and customers.