Lab Manager in Tucker, GA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/22/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    1777 Montreal Circle
    Tucker, GA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Laboratory Mgr - Tucker, GA - Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

Has the overall responsibility for the planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of all technical and/or operational activities and staff members in the laboratory. Responsible for operating the lab with the highest quality, safety and integrity in an efficient and economical manner. 

  • Plan, assign and direct work in the laboratory. Serve as liaison with other areas as needed. 
  • Mentor and support direct reports in their responsibilities and functions. Identify and implement training programs as necessary to ensure they receive training in supervisory skill development.   
  • Define, coordinate and monitor quality assurance programs and supervise activities of the department Quality Coordinator/Representative. Ensure quality control and compliance procedures are followed and QC reports are up to date. Oversee plans and preparations for inspections.  
  • Oversee staffing of all personnel in the laboratory. Effectively maintain quality staffing by interviewing, hiring, training and providing staff development through performance evaluation and corrective counseling. 
  • Identify future needs in terms of staff, equipment, and facilities. Submit appropriate documentation for procurement of such. 
  • Review test performance, drive process improvements and project management. Prepare and submit required reports to meet established deadlines.  
  • Manage test database. Ensure departmental standard operating procedures and database accurately reflects the current process.  
  • Coordinate R&D activities as they relate to operations and actively participate on subspecialty committees, corporate committees and business unit committees as needed.  
  • Develop annual budget and manage department costs and resources to adhere to budget. 
  • Resolve problems through interaction with clients. 
  • Define, coordinate and monitor EHS programs and supervise activities of the Department Safety Coordinator. Ensure EHS regulatory standards and safety procedures are followed. Oversee plans and preparations for inspections. 
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and sanitary condition. 
  • Adheres to all established CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA and laboratory safety requirements. 
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management. 
  • Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections. 
  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. 


Required Work Experience:  

Minimum of eight (8) years laboratory experience with at least four (4) years direct supervisory experience in a clinical laboratory. 

Preferred Work Experience:  


Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. 
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. 
  • May be required to use a wide variety of manual and automated pipettes and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity. 


  • Comprehensive theoretical and operational job knowledge in designated specialty required. 
  • Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures. 


  • Proven leadership and problem-solving skills. 
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency. 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with employees, co-workers and clients. 
  • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems. 

Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree

ASCP Certification
Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license. (CA Only) (Required)