Technical Lab Manager

Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 09/18/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 393.19DW Pay Rate: 95,000 - 105,000

Technical Lab Manager

The Technical Lab Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee bench level experiments and projects by establishing parameters on individual assignments to the scientific staff
  • Develop performance objectives for the team and stretch their current capabilities by mentoring a team of professional food scientists
  • Provide guidance in the distribution of workload and the potential re-appropriation of lab areas to ensure efficiency and success
  • Support the development of new ingredients and technologies
  • Represent the site’s needs for basic research, applications formulations, process engineering, and sensory science
  • Influence ideation discussion to streamline the R&D process and use new technologies
  • Lead project teams, including longer-term endeavors
  • Proactive product development of food and beverage systems to demonstrate the efficacy of our products
  • Perform lab analysis, set up and operate lab equipment and welcome hands-on bench work
  • Research and develop methods, write SOP’s, and train the staff for routine performance
  • Participate in industry technical discussions to keep informed on upcoming technologies
  • Manage daily -lab (i.e. troubleshoot equipment, approve lab supplies, etc.) and employees
  • Act as a technical resource for all departments on-site
  • Provide technical leadership for troubleshooting the scale-up or production of novel natural ingredients
  • Lead multiple projects in terms of planning, analysis and communication

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  393.19DW


  • BS, MS, PhD in Food Science, or similar disciplines
  • Five to seven years industry research experience and practical application of scientific methods
  • Master’s Degree in Food Science of similarly related technical field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to quantitatively review technical procedures and regulations. Capable of writing detailed reports
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups and respond to questions from other managers
  • Understanding of usage rates, ingredient interactions, preservatives, acidulants, stabilizers, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and able to manage multiple complex projects concurrently
  • Shows a high degree of proactive thinking and great organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills with a focus on building collaborative relationships
  • Great communicator, and likes to lead and work in a team environment
  • Likes to be an advocate of the company and represent with pride at trade shows, with customers and community
  • Enthusiasm to drive research and results in the company

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  393.19DW

Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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