Night Lab Technician in Zumbrota MN

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Dairy Farmers of America
Night Lab Technician
Job ID: 
Zumbrota MN
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Job Types:
Food Safety, Food Technol/Scientist, QA/Lab Technologist
General Purpose: Support the plants quality program activities, perform laboratory analyses with documentation, and manage laboratory areas and equipment.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain laboratory and associated areas in an orderly and clean manner in accordance to 5S methodology, which is to create a clean orderly environment where there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place
  • Perform sampling of raw milk, in-process, or finished products for analyses
  • Perform chemical, physical, and microbiological testing of in-process and finished products
  • Complete lab analytical testing records and monitor records for compliance / trending
  • Report non-compliant laboratory analytical testing results to the QA Manager (Plant Manager)
  • Maintain laboratory records in a timely, accurate, and legible manner following laboratory best practices
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory instrumentation per vendor recommendations and/or laboratory best practices
  • Perform preventive maintenance, function verification, and quality control tasks
  • Wash lab utensils and glassware
  • Receive, stock, and inventory lab supplies and reagents
  • Prepare and stock reagents and media
  • Prepare labeling of testing analysis samples to testing laboratories
  • Perform inventory control management (Micro Supplies, Chemical Supplies)
  • Maintain and verify accuracy of documents (i.e., Documentation Control, Record Retention- Sample Retention)
  • Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues
  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrived
  • Exhibit the values and ethics of DairiConcepts through honesty, discretion, and sound judgement
  • Follow all DairiConcepts GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory quality and sanitation requirements
  • Adhere to all DairiConcepts Quality, Safety, and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required
  • Other duties may be assigned as required
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