Lab Manager – Acreage Holdings – Rockford, IL

Acreage Holdings is a fully integrated cannabis company, with the goal of being the leading innovator in this new and burgeoning industry. Under the umbrella of Acreage Holdings, In Grown Farms is seeking a full time Lab Manager for our production facility in Freeport, IL.

What you do:

  • Set up and manage the inputs and outputs of an analytical lab
  • Supervise and coordinate all daily laboratory operations.
  • Allocate laboratory resources efficiently to ensure that production requirements are met while maintaining a quality level per regulations.
  • Ensure that all laboratory personnel are properly trained and that laboratory procedures are compliant and being followed
  • Responsible for calibration and preventative maintenance management for all laboratory equipment/instruments
  • Coordinating pick-ups or drop offs of materials to be tested with the third-party analytical testing laboratory
  • Review documentation and test records for accuracy, completeness and compliance to requirements
  • Ensures lab compliance with all safety and quality standards.
  • Act as a host and/or participate in audits/inspections by internal auditors and external auditors.
  • Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures
  • Develop/implement new programs, procedures, instrumentations to improve laboratory efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Initiate the hiring of technical staff, prepare performance reviews and provide guidance to laboratory staff.
  • Tests requested product in a timely manner, providing analytics on product, preserving all data in accordance with compliance and regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years’ of laboratory experience in a supervisor capacity
  • Experience with HPLC equipment
  • Strong instrumentation skill sets are required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a laboratory science from an accredited institution. A degree in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is preferred but not required
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred but not required
  • Experience with distillation equipment and processes is preferred but not required
  • Familiar with laboratory analysis reports, stability reports, Certificate of Analysis, Raw Material release and technical reports.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly regulated environment (ISO, OSHA and FDA) is preferred. Understanding of regulatory compliance and basic quality systems under ISO, or related standards is a must.
  • Ability to schedule and plan workloads, implement systems and projects that align with strategic objectives of the company.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Windows operating systems.
  • Ability to work effectively as team leader and guide
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of high stress or unusual activity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and absolute reliability and honesty
  • Extended time standing, walking, bending, and reaching
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds for a distance of 100 feet
  • Close visual focus required
  • This position occasionally requires the extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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