Lab Supervisor

Posted: 05/29/2022

Owned by 270 family farms, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is a food and beverage company that has offered innovative, award-winning, high-quality dairy products since 1965. Our progressive cooperative’s success is based on a commitment to quality in everything we do that extends to every stage of operations, from our farms to the consumer. Our product offerings include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms®, Bison®, Milk for Life®, and Intense Milk® brands.

Job Summary: The Membership Lab Supervisor is responsible for overseeing day to day activities in our Raw Milk lab. This includes supervision of laboratory personnel, quality assurance, and overseeing the collection, analyzing and ultimate use of lab data.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Supervise lab techs and sample couriers
  • Maintain IMS Certification, both individual and lab
  • Obtain and Maintain required NYS AgrMkts Licenses
  • Successfully complete NYS Split Samples
  • Month end verifications for producer payments
  • Order lab supplies
  • Input of outside test results
  • Incoming invoice approvals and outgoing invoice creations
  • Cover for vacations as needed
  • Interact with Regulatory Personnel as needed
  • Liaison between Area Managers and Lab
  • Review monthly lab results prior to sending out to members
  • Responsible for all data sent out from lab
  • Handles year end producer quality awards

Experience & Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Dairy Lab Experience
  • Strong leadership skills with effective communication skills

Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook & Powerpoint)

  • Detail oriented & possess strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, ability to manage time effectively & meet deadlines
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, pride in work and a commitment to the organization and its mission.

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Supervising experience: 1 year (Preferred)