Position Timeline: July 1 through October, 2019
Job Location: Media, PA
Hour Commitment: 32 - 40 Hours Weekly/Days Varied
Job Summary: The WBC Laboratory Analyst Intern will perform laboratory testing in order to provide accurate, timely data to support the manufacture of products that meet all marketing, regulatory, customer, and internal requirements. Assist the WBC Quality Assurance Lab Analyst in special projects, good manufacturing practice (GMP) programs and quality standards.
Collect and test production samples of fluid dairy, beverage and juice products to verify compliance to product specifications using approved chemical, microbiological and sensory test methods.
Monitor quality control standards and principles for dairy production, storage and distribution. Report non-compliance to laboratory analyst, lead analyst or WBC QA Manager.
Sample and test incoming raw ingredients and validate that ingredients meet Wawa specifications. Follow established quality assurance protocol to accept or reject incoming ingredients. Record and evaluate data obtained. Report non-conforming results to the Wawa Beverage WBC QA Manager.
Complete duties that shall include but are not limited to sample collection, analytical testing including wet chemistry, sensory and microbiological testing.
Complete data input and data integrity maintenance, assist in research of customer and store dairy product complaints.
Complete pre-operational testing. Verify equipment sanitation utilizing ATP testing as assigned.
Perform good manufacturing practice (GMP), tank temperature, cold storage, glass/plastics and maintenance for food safety audits of the WBC production areas as required.
Perform quarterly safety audits of the laboratory with instruction from QA safety leader.
Assist in collection and shipment of dairy samples to third party laboratory for required testing by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as scheduled.
Complete Allergen testing to verify SOP for dairy to non-dairy filler changeover.
Ability to work well individually as well as in a team environment
Good oral and written communication skills
Strong customer service skills
Ability to work with little or no supervision
Detail oriented and strong organizational and time management skills
Good analytical skills
Performs the following physical behaviors frequently throughout their shift: standing, walking and handling
Performs the following physical behaviors occasionally throughout their shift: reaching horizontally, reaching above the shoulder, reaching below waist, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, pushing, grasping firmly and pushing buttons
Must be able to lift up to 40lbs
Must be able to push/pull a cart with wheels that has up to 135lbs
Proven ability to solve complex problems and the ability to work with various department leads in a team environment
Ability to adapt to an environment of constant change
Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend work, multiple shifts, and some holidays
Pursuing bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Technology or Food Science preferred
Knowledge of laboratory testing procedures, protocols, and techniques
Knowledge and understanding of computers and Microsoft programs
Participate in PA Department of Agriculture (PDA) Split Sampling program (only applicable if associate is employed in March). Achieve an acceptable annual rating in this proficiency testing program. Maintain testing requirements, procedures, and records as required to satisfy the requirements of Appendix N of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. Maintain compliance with internal Laboratory Quality Assurance Program as outlined in the FDA Series 2400 forms that regulate laboratory testing.