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Job Title : Assistant Manager/ Manager – Agro ( Plant Tissue Culture)

Females ONLY

Experience : 3 – 8 Years

Location : Ludhiana

Job Description :

  • Ensure world class standards are being maintained in TC Lab of the Potato Seed Lab facility
  • Ensure proper handling and maintenance of potato germplasm in the seed Lab repository
  • Multiplication of the FL varieties plantlets as per AOP Plan
  • Lead the innovation agenda in TC Lab to bring about the productivity by reducing the process loss
  • Collaborate with Global PepsiCo Potato Research Institute /CPRI Shimla and BCIL New Delhi for meeting the accredited TC lab norms
  • Lead the TPM agenda in the TC Lab function by coordinating with TPM manager
  • Accountabilities list in priority order the main accountabilities/deliverables of the role, including key measures. These should be clearly the responsibilities of the JOB HOLDER.
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Ensure world class standards are being maintained in TC Lab of the Potato Seed Lab facility

  • Ensure proper hygiene and sanitation measures are being undertaken in lab on day to day basis
  • Bring about the improvements in upgrading the sanitation system of the TC Lab
  • Carrying out of proper fumigation as per standard protocol
  • Maintenance of documentation on standards sanitation processes & records

Ensure proper handling and maintenance of potato germplasm in the seed Lab repository

  • To maintain the exotic potato germplasm in the long term and short term repository of the facility
  • To coordinate with TC lab team and make a 6 month schedule for its sub-culturing & maintenance
  • Maintain the records on germplasm as per PepsiCo internal audits

Multiplication of Plantlets of Potato varieties as per AOP

  • Work with facility manager and understand the AOP plan on plantlet requirements to deliver mini tuber to maintain the seed pipe line and export requirement
  • Submission of plan for plantlets production to the facility manager to deliver the AOP numbers
  • Carrying out the hardening process of the plantlets produced in TC Lab
  • Handing over the optimum size and hardened plantlets to Manager Green Houses
  • Record keeping and updating to the commercial manager on transfer of plantlets from
  • Lab to hardening chamber and from hardening chamber to Green Houses
  • Maintain all the record as per audit requirement
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Lead the innovation agenda in TC Lab to bring about the productivity by reducing the process loss

  • To make a hypothetical plan on process improvement in TC Lab and discuss with team & facility manager
  • To carry out the experiments on pilot scale on enhancing the productivity in TC lab and quality improvements of the plantlets
  • Sharing of the experimentation results with team and facility manager

Collaborate with Global PepsiCo Potato Research Institute /CPRI Shimla and BCIL New Delhi for meeting the accredited TC lab norms

  • To align with CPRI ( Central Potato Research Institute) for Potato germplasm testing for genetic fidelity & virus indexing to maintain virus free pure potato germplasm in the repository
  • Periodical mother stock virus indexing and DNAFP from ATL Lab of CPRI
  • To coordinate with BCIL and submit the documents at required frequency with them
  • To coordinate with BCIL on renewal of the accreditation of the lab
  • To coordinate with PepsiCo Potato Research Institute to bring about the new technologies/process for improvement in processes of Lab

Lead the TPM agenda in the TC Lab function by coordinating with TPM manager

  • To Lead the TPM in the TC lab by coordinating with TPM manager of Zahura/Channo
  • To train the casuals working in the lab on TPM
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Long Term Objectives :

  • Contributing towards effectiveness of own department :
  • Build the own capability on technical knowhow for virus indexing and DNAFP by working with Pathology Lab Manager
  • Develop the SOP and frequent modification after every innovation /improvement
  • Participating actively in team meetings to analyze short falls, problems, concern areas with others and developing action plans
  • Implementing action plans
  • Understanding, supporting and resolving problems of other team members
  • Developing and maintaining service orientation in the department
  • Working on AOP & proposal for improving presentation skills.

Learning continuously and upgrading own abilities :

  • Seeking feedback from team members and higher management
  • Reflecting on own competencies and possible gaps
  • Setting learning goals
  • Monitoring implementation of these goals
  • Continuously updating knowledge from external environment

Desired Candidate Profile :

  • Candidate must have lab handling, Lab controls/ Lab procedures  experience.
  • Also, Should have working knowledge on Plant Tissue Culture.
  • PG – MS/M.Sc(Science) – Any Specialization, Biotechnology

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