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Food Safety & Quality Micro Lab Supervisor

Salina, Kansas

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Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

What we are looking for:

We are hiring a Food Safety & Quality Micro Lab Supervisor for our manufacturing facilities in the Salina, KS area. This position is responsible for supervising the operation and maintenance of microbiology laboratory equipment and programs.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work in a growing segment of a major food manufacturer and showcase your leadership and technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company.
  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits.


  • Reviews maintains and updates microbiological methods and standards. Audits techniques to assure they meet all laboratory procedures.
  • Enters data and prepares reports. Interprets results and notifies QA Supervisors and Director of Food Safety Microbiology of findings.
  • Develops and implements sampling and testing studies evaluates results and generates necessary reports.
  • Negotiates contracts with suppliers of laboratory materials and equipment. Coordinates the maintenance of microbiological laboratory and equipment.
  • Keeps current on regulatory issues in area of responsibility and represents the company to regulatory inspectors in area of responsibility.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with USDA FDA State Federal and Company regulations.
  •  Supervises employees including skills development safety housekeeping policy administration discipline employee relations cost control and problem solving. Interviews hires employees following required EEO and Affirmative Action guidelines and ensuring employees receive the proper training.
  • Conducts performance appraisals and administer disciplinary and termination action when necessary. 
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.

What we need from you: 

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference.  Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.  We need someone who competes to win!
  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.
  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: Typically has 5-7 years related experience


  • Ability to read analyze and interpret general technical scientific or business periodicals professional journals technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through written reports business correspondence and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from groups of managers clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a functioning microbiology laboratory with the associated biological chemical and physical hazards

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Req #: 22002119

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  • Mrs. Smith's
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  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
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