Lab Technician
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Responsibilities 

·         Performs wet chemistry and instrumental methods on process samples to ensure customer quality requirements are met.

·         Understands the relationships between analytical tests performed and process operating conditions necessary to produce in-specification product.

·         Initiates follow-up testing and troubleshooting support to Process Technicians and Managers.

·         Operates and performs minor repairs on laboratory instrumentation including:  refract meters, polar meters, spectrophotometers, Karl Fisher moisture  analyzer, Colorimeter, TOC (bench top and inline), pH meters, conductivity meters, etc.

·         Prepares standards and reagents as needed for instruments / analytical tests.

·         Assists with monitoring and audits necessary to ensure Food Safety/plant GMPs.

·         Prepares daily analytical reports for operations and management.

 

Skills/Abilities

·         Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

·         Able to use reasoning skills to troubleshoot and solve problems.

·         Solid written and verbal communication skills

·         Excellent organizational skills – able to manage multiple priorities

·         Must be computer literate with MS Office – Word, Excel

  • Previous experience working in a quality setting in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Qualifications

·         Minimum 1 year experience working in related field.

  • Knowledge of various instruments and their use in performing analysis on food products.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal regulations regarding laboratories and Food Processing plants.
  • Good interpersonal communication and collaborative teamwork.
  • Organize and express information in a systematic and logical way.
  • Work rotating 12 hour shifts and overtime as required with reliable attendance.
  • Apply logical thinking to solve routine and non-routine problems.
  • Adapt to changes in technology, policies, procedures, and social systems.

 

·         Bachelor’s degree in a Science program with at least 2 years of Chemistry coursework. Examples may include: Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry

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