Laboratory Technician (Night Shift)

Schreiber Foods

Job Category:Quality

Job Family:Plant Quality Assurance

Work Shift:B (United States of America)

Job Description:

This is a fulltime night shift position working on a consistent 7:00 pm – 7:00 am rotating schedule.

  • Pay starts at $21.30 an hour
  • $1,000 sign on bonus
  • $1 weekend premium
  • Vacation matching
  • Eligible for all benefits day 1 of hire
  • 8% 401K match

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Laboratory department by performing and/or coordinating a variety of laboratory processes.
  • Register and prepare samples for general analytical testing through data entry, weighing and physical homogenization.
  • Prep and perform routine to more complex analyses per approved methods.
  • Accurately read and record results of analyses, ensuring identification numbers are matched with correct samples.
  • Effectively and efficiently operate basic laboratory equipment such as balances, pH meter, colorimeter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, evaporator, etc.
  • Prepare and assure the accuracy of standards, reagents, etc. needed for analyses.
  • Acid wash glassware and specially clean other equipment and areas as required. 
  • Function as primary data generator; record and calculate data; sign assay sheets.
  • Perform routine lab and department maintenance to keep area clean and orderly.
  • Conduct preliminary interpretations of data or observations, and draft short reports to Manager.
  • Complete assignments in a timely, diligent, and safe manner; performing work in accordance with SOPs. 
  • Ensure quality of results by assisting with establishment and maintenance of Quality Assurance/Quality Control documents, plans and ICPs.
  • Document QA/QC data and report to lead or management.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained in reliable working order; make repairs or modifications as able or requesting repairs in a timely manner.
  • Effectively and efficiently perform chemistry, physical, and/or microbiology sample preparation and testing.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot issues or concerns with management.
  • Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • This position requires the ability to work with dairy and nut products in addition to other related ingredients and allergens.
  • Safety Protocol
    • Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
    • Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
    • Support safety policies and programs.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED Preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree or some coursework in Food Science, Chemistry or Biology preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Experience:

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in the food production industry or in a related quality or laboratory field preferred.
  • Experience with both metric and standard systems of measurement required.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to read, understand, and follow documents and procedures. (GLP, SOP, MSDS, GMP, test procedures, and HACCP).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, quality and cleanliness in work.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, establish priorities, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with supervisors/managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • Follow one- or two-step verbal instructions; read and follow written instructions; perform routine and repetitive tasks and carry out detailed but uncomplicated written or verbal instructions.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook and field-specific software.
  • Basic math plus fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as algebraic calculations.
  • Results driven, bottom-line oriented, strive to exceed goals, and motivate self and others to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment.
  • Ability to extract, analyze, and act on information with limited supervisory input.
  • Dedication to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind.
  • Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.

Qualifying positions offer:

  • A 401(k) plan that includes up to an 8 percent Schreiber match and has been recognized as Best-in-Class for companies with 5,000-plus employees.
  • Competitive medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits without a waiting period, including second-opinion medical consultation with specialists
  • Wellness resources, including a fitness reimbursement program and access to an interactive personalized online wellness program
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Professional growth and development opportunities through training and our Education Assistance Program

Schreiber requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event, an applicant does not have current work authorization, Schreiber will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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