1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1299-13 Laboratory Manager

Manages the operations and organisation of a research or production laboratory.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • supervises laboratory technical staff and ensures they follow standard operating procedures
  • manages the care, handling and disposal of hazardous substances
  • works with production managers to ensure efficiency and quality of operations
  • designs and supervises validation studies and training programs
  • effects procedures to ensure factory or laboratory sanitation and delivers personal hygiene programs
  • supervises batch manufacturing and labelling processes
  • manages staff recruitment and human resource and Occupational Health and Safety issues
  • may assume responsibility for client liaison
  • may be responsible for the ordering of supplies and accounting duties

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