Laboratory Supervisor Duties
This is responsible, professional, supervisory, and technical
work in the administration of a production laboratory facility
in a major unit, school, or college.
Work involves planning and supervising the daily operation of a
production laboratory to insure that schedules are maintained
and deadlines are met. Work involves compiling data and insuring
the smooth flow of work to most effectively utilize the
facility. Work also involves counseling employees with regard to
problems encountered and employee orientation as to individual
responsibilities and the function of the facility. Work is
performed with considerable independence under the general
direction of an administrative superior. Work is reviewed
through observation of results obtained and discussions with
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the day to day operation of the laboratory to insure
the smooth flow of samples.
Assumes technical responsibilities including operating various
laboratory and office equipment as necessary in an overload
situation or in order to insure production schedules are met.
Makes personnel shifts when necessary to accommodate fluctuating
Counsels employees with regard to problems encountered in daily
Checks and transfers data as necessary and takes steps to
correct possibly inaccurate data prior to continued processing.
Conducts planned and/or spontaneous tours of the facility.
Maintains telephone communication with various agencies and
individuals concerning status of samples.
Orients employees as to their responsibilities and the function
of the facility.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent,
supplemented by training from a vocational-technical school or
two years of college in the science field; prior experience or
training in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques
used in laboratory work.
Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry,
biology, bacteriology, histology, or parasitology.
Considerable knowledge of the use of laboratory apparatus and
Ability to organize, communicate, teach, and work with others in
an effective manner.
Ability to supervise and schedule the work of others.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in