Lab Team Lead - Shift Rotation | English C2

Harfsen, reference 2024-00859

Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare for the production process.
  • Participate in continuous operational improvement.
  • Work with coworkers and manager to effectively troubleshoot equipment and process issues.
  • Understand the theory and concepts behind the technology and processes.
  • Anticipate potential problems and take preventative action.
  • Review documentation and check all calculations (e.g. tickets, labels, equipment reading).
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems.
  • Comply with safety requirements, SOPs, and manufacturing documentation.
  • Use of automation to perform production operations.
  • Provide detailed documentation.
  • Provide regular communication (both verbal and/or written) within operations
  • Support formal and informal training programs including new hire training and advanced technician training.
  • Identify individual training needs and recommend staff for additional training.
  • Provide on the job coaching and training to address remedial technical gaps.
  • Assist with productions projects as assigned.
  • Regularly check equipment and report equipment not operating efficiently.
  • Monitor shift supplies and communicate inventory issues in a timely manner.
  • Serve as lean ambassador as well as change/health & safety and quality champion for the production floor.
  • Strive and develop new skills. Assume greater responsibility within the department and organization.
  • Promote a culture of health and safety by ensuring all employees follow the company’s bio-security policies.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace and encourage others to do the same.
  • Ensure production is running smoothly.
  • Delegate responsibilities and assign daily duties.
  • Escalate issues the technician is unable to resolve.
  • Follow up on problems to ensure tasks are managed to conclusion.
  • Lead shift meeting and present relevant updates.
  • Monitor quality and address quality issues within scope of ability. 


  • Proficiency in English C2 level.
  • You must have your own transport to the laboratory (maximum 1h from Harfsen) as public transport is not an option in this area
  • Residency within the Netherlands is a prerequisite, as well living within commutable range to Harfsen.
  • You'll need to be available for rotating 12-hour shifts, showcasing your flexibility and dedication.
  • Basic or secondary education level
  • Ability to be a positive leader.
  • Experience in a laboratory or an FMCG environment highly preferred
  • Computer experience
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well within team environment
  • Display solid performance standards, be reliable and dependable
  • Strong attention to detail and respect for quality assurance
  • Available to work in shifts (night / morning)
Shift Hours:1st - 8:00am - 8:00pm2nd - 8:00pm - 8:00am

Working conditions

What do we offer:
  • 1st contract through Undutchables. Afterwards you will get a direct contract.
  • 1 week free training
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 Vacation days
  • Salary: 20€ hour

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Company description

Our client is a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With revenues of around £500 million, they have a presence in over 70 countries, with a global workforce of approximately 3,200 employees. Our client partners with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 

Good to know

If you are interested in this vacancy, you can apply by clicking on the button above. Your application will be sent directly to the recruiter in charge. IMPORTANT: if you are not yet registered with Undutchables we kindly ask you to do so. Your information will be handled in the strictest confidence and your CV will not be sent to a company unless you have given prior permission.We will invite you for an extensive interview, as soon as any potential job opportunities arise. We will advise you on issues regarding employment in the Netherlands. Then, if possible, we will introduce you to a prospective company and provide support during the selection procedure.

Recruiter contact

Luiz Neto- van Raalte, Utrecht
[email protected]
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Recruiter contact

Luiz Neto- van Raalte
E: [email protected]
T: +31(0)6-43140539


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