Name:
Lab Supervisor
Location: 16000 Quality Way, Chino, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Chino, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
16000 Quality Way
Work Type:
Full-time
Department:
Quality Control

Description & Requirements

In-N-Out Burger, a family owned and growth orientated restaurant company, has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Laboratory Supervisor in our new, state of the art Chino ground beef and dressing production facility.  This position is responsible for all laboratory sample analysis and result reporting, instrumentation, third party accreditations and associate development.  

The Lab Supervisor will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Overseeing all qualitative (PCR), quantitative (indicator organism) and basic food Chemistry testing, as well as assembling, analyzing, reviewing and reporting data utilizing a Laboratory Information Management System
  • Oversee all laboratory associate training, development, scheduling and related documentation
  • Procurement of laboratory and Quality Assurance supplies
  • Lead and/or contribute to special projects through root cause analysis, continuous improvement techniques and applied research
  • Conduct fundamental tests/analysis on meat, dressing and other food products, ensuring that the outcome is consistent with In-N-Out Burger analytical, quality and food safety standards
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence through scientific journals, workshops and/or professional meetings
  • Periodically review and audit internal and third party laboratory procedures to ensure correct implementation, results and reporting
  • Maintain all instrumentation in good working order through periodic checks, manufacturer service contracts and/or calibration
  • Develop and maintain laboratory methods, quality assurance, associate safety and chemical hygiene program
  • Maintain and foster vendor relationships while routinely evaluating new technologies
  • Perform all managerial duties with pride and craftsmanship and to work well in an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation while adhering to all safety, laboratory and sanitation standards

Work Schedule + Benefits

  • Full-time position
  • Sunday-Thursday 
  • Department needs may call for  occasional travel  (5%-10%) 
  • Weekends and nights as needed 
  • Excellent Benefits, to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSA’s, 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan, Adoption Assistance, Education Reimbursement, Supplemental Health Plans and Pet Insurance
An ideal candidate would have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Animal Science or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years of laboratory operations supervisory experience
  • A basic knowledge of HACCP, FSMA, Statistical Process Control and food industry experience preferred
  • Experience within an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory environment preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices, methodologies and instrumentation is essential
  • Extensive Microbiology experience, basic food Chemistry along with excellent analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills
  • A basic understanding of food manufacturing operations, equipment and environment
  • Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well-trained Associates.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide a reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.