Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor/ Operations Manager (Calgary/Edmonton or Vancouver) – Eurofins Experchem Laboratories, Inc.

  • Full Time
  • Toronto


Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over 35 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 61,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of ca. 900 laboratories in 61 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2023, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.515 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Eurofins is looking for an energetic and engaged leader to take operational ownership of a food testing microbiology laboratory in Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton) or BC (Vancouver).

The desired candidate should have multiple years of food microbiology testing experience (or related field) and leadership track record.


  • Lead laboratory, schedule work, and train employees
  • Train and document the training of all technical staff on test methods, formal SOPs, regulations, ISO requirements, and laboratory policies/procedures applicable to area of responsibility.
  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations
  • Ensure coverage and performance
  • Foster morale and teamwork
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Assist the Business Unit Manager in managing daily operations of the microbiology laboratory including scheduling, supervising, instructing, monitoring, and assisting in the performance of manual and instrumental analyses
  • Perform timely and accurate analysis of samples to meet customer commitments. This includes, but is not limited to, sample preparation for analysis, sample analyses, data review and reduction, and providing data interpretation and opinions
  • Investigate to determine the cause of non-conformances that are identified, determine and implement corrective action; and follow-up to ensure that the corrective action resolved the problem
  • Review, validate, report and ensure reporting of technical data
  • Has authority to execute a work stoppage in the event of a quality issue that would require the lab to stop operations until investigation gives assurance that work can begin
  • Use appropriate quality measures, which meet or exceed the standards set by government regulations, and company requirements, when performing assigned tasks
  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), and Test Methods
  • Troubleshoot equipment/instruments utilized and performs minor repairs. Coordinate major instrument repairs with repair person(s)
  • Establish and implement procedures to ensure that assigned equipment is properly cleaned, calibrated/standardized, and adequate for the testing performed and is maintained in good working order. This includes maintaining equipment operating instructions, manuals, and required logbooks. Ensures all regulatory procedures pertaining to sample testing are followed correctly, if they are in normal course of work
  • The ability and authority to execute a work stoppage in the event of a quality failure that would warrant a work stoppage and the ability to reinstate work once the quality event has been resolved that cause the stoppage
  • Maintain a neat and accurate record system; keep accurate records of work performed daily and as needed for quality control and ISO compliance
  • Assist laboratory staff in making sure that analytical work done meets ISO requirements
  • Review and evaluate test data generated for technical accuracy, as well as SOP and test method compliance. Perform and provide basic evaluation of statistical tests to determine the quality accuracy of data and report values
  • Investigate to determine the cause of non-conformances that are identified, determine and implement corrective action; and follow-up to ensure that the corrective action resolved the problem
  • Create and review reports
  • Review applications, conduct interviews, and make hiring decisions for the position reporting to this position
  • Review annually the performance of personnel that report directly to this position
  • Remain current on technical, industry, and business advancements and trends as suggested by the Business Unit Manager
  • Maintain a perpetual state of readiness
  • Adhere to all pertinent company health, safety, and environmental regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • BSc or higher degree in biology, microbiology or related field
  • 5 or more years of food microbiology testing experience in commercial laboratory (or related field)
  • Leadership experience in testing laboratory (or related field)
  • Strong computer skills (LIMS, MS office (Excel, Word, Outlook)).
  • Ability to travel for training and work in sister laboratories for at least first 6mo, potentially temporarily relocate to Toronto or US.

Additional Information

At Eurofins we offer excellent full-time benefits including health & dental coverage, life and disability insurance, RRSP with 3% company match, paid holidays, paid time off.

Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request via the website at www.eurofins.ca.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received international recognition as a great place to work. To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website at www.eurofins.ca

We thank all applicants within commuting distance of GTA, Ontario for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.