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Jacobs Laboratory Operations Manager - Space Florida, Merritt Island, FL in Merritt Island, Florida

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is looking for a Laboratory Operations Manager who will be responsible for all aspects of program and operational management for the Space Life Science Laboratory (SLSL) Facility at Space Florida, Merritt Island, Florida. The SLSL is part of a larger facility management portfolio at Space Florida and the position will report to the Jacobs Program Manager who has overall responsibility for facility management services delivery across the portfolio.

The Laboratory Operations Manager is responsible to run the day-to-day functions of the Space Life Science Lab (SLSL), which houses BSL2 laboratories and cleanroom facilities. Primary duties include providing a safe working environment; establishing and maintaining a positive and professional working environment for staff; and ensuring the best possible customer service in which to retain tenants and flight customers in the SLSL. Develop ways to make the Lab more productive by providing effective and efficient methods in its operational model, this includes cost management and a flexible execution plan. The Space Life Science Lab supports commercial, academia, and government tenants – domestic and international. Oversee the preparation of overall operational policies and processes, provide training, and coordinate the various laboratory services to ensure operational readiness including EH&S, IT, physical security, network and communications, customer service, shipping/receiving, and procurement. Ensure standard procedures and agreed to terms and conditions are properly executed for tenants, flight customers, and subcontractors. Make effective decisions that will help the lab run smoothly.

Primary Responsibilities:

• The Lab Manager is responsible for formulating safety policies for the lab as a whole, with each client individually and for overseeing the EH&S Program. The Lab Manager is responsible for the overall organization of the laboratories and equipment. The Lab Manager’s duties include:

  • Review and approval of SOPs.

  • Write and update the Environmental Health and Safety Manual/Chemical Hygiene plan.

  • New-tenant orientation and periodic safety meetings.

  • Investigate and review accidents and incidents.

  • Review the chemical inventory. Conduct periodic inspections of stored chemicals for container integrity, expiration dates, and chemical degradation.

  • Ensure that safety-related files: SDS, accident reports, inspection reports, decontamination reports, disposal records, etc. are up to date.

  • Monitor and oversee the storage and disposal of chemical and biological waste.

  • Ensure decontamination of vacated workspaces

  • Ensure all safety-related equipment is in proper working order; fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, showers/eye washes, fire extinguishers, etc.

  • Clean-up of chemical spills.

• The Laboratory Manager is also designated as the Chemical Hygiene Officer and, in this capacity, would be responsible for the details outlined in 29 CFR 1910.1450, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.

• The Laboratory Manager will assume all of the EH&S Officer responsibilities as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard.

**This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award, the expected award date is September 2022. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application and will be starting the interview evaluation process immediately.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's What You'll Have:

• 5 years of senior work and management experience is expected on a level of comparable responsibility.

• Overall, 10+ years of progressively responsible relevant laboratory management experience, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior leadership role supervising seasoned staff.

• Must be proficient in project management; problem-solving; decision-making; and effective communication with staff, subcontracted associates, Contractor leadership, and also with Government and aerospace stakeholders and their representatives.

• In-depth knowledge of agency standards, in particular as they pertain to aerospace laboratory planning and safety, vivarium, and the welfare of research animals.

Ideally, You'll Also Have:

• Experience within the aerospace or biomedical R&D environment is desired.

• The ideal candidate will have relevant laboratory facilities operation, maintenance, and improvement experience.

• Experience in a life science/aerospace research organization

• Experience in a leadership role in an aerospace R&D enterprise or designated lab

• Established safety leadership with demonstrated experience leading a positive safety culture including practical application of those safety practices with facility maintenance operations.

• Knowledge of safety rules, procedures, and practices including the proper use of safety equipment as defined by OSHA and industry standards pertaining to biomedical R&D facilities.

• Demonstrated experience with project management software to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

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