FOOD MANUFACTURING: Lab Technician

Ehrmann Arizona Dairy, LLC - Casa Grande, AZ (30+ days ago)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: all matters listed herein are considered to be essential job functions. There may be other job functions which are essential, but are not listed below. Also, Arizona Dairy, L.L.C. may revise this description at any time deemed necessary.

Working in the QA/R&D laboratory of a fast-paced dairy manufacturing facility.
Performs and documents testing of materials and finished products.
Performs microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products.
Responsible for hold/release/rejection of finished goods.
Performs physical and chemical analysis of raw materials and manufactured products.
Verifies compliance and alerts QA Manager of any deviations from approved product specifications.
Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient usage and distribution, finished product appearance, code date verification, pH testing and metal detection verification.
Responsible for daily finished product evaluations.
Performs sensory evaluation of raw material and finished products
Performs environmental testing.
Wears Company appropriate laboratory and safety gear as required.
Performs related duties as assigned by QA Manager or Supervisor on duty.
Job Requirements

BS Degree in Microbiology, Food or Dairy Science or related fields or 3 years experience in related Quality Assurance environment.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations and analysis.
Experience working in a "clean" environment, utilizing aseptic methodologies, and performing bacteriological culture and laboratory analyses.
Ability to understand and follow company policies, standards, and specifications.
Ability to understand, operate, and interpret results derived through typical laboratory testing procedures.
Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
Take direction and follow instructions accurately
Work well with peers and supervisors in team process.
Proficient in Word and Excel and job related software applications.
Must be able to routinely lift up to 25 lbs.
Must work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
Must be able to stoop and reach on a regular basis.
Must be comfortable working in multi-task, deadline and customer driven work environment.

EHRMANN COMMONWEALTH DAIRY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.