QA - Lab Technician - 2nd shift in Wakefield NE

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Michael Foods
QA - Lab Technician - 2nd shift
Job ID: 
Wakefield NE
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Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Technologist

Job Details


Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


The Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician will be responsible for providing quality microbiological, chemical and physical analysis on all egg products made at Michael Foods Inc.


  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Follow all written laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Follow all SQF, USDA, and FDA regulations.
  • Communicate with supervisor concerning all test results.
  • All techs must be trustworthy, reliable, organized, accurate and self-motivated.
  • Data entry into Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, and Word to maintain all results.
  • Inventory of all laboratory supplies.
  • Calibrate, monitor and maintain all laboratory equipment.
  • Work with autoclave/hazardous materials.
  • Work with hazardous chemical materials.
  • Handle live bacterial cultures and pathogens.
  • Send out samples to third party laboratories.
  • Pass AOAC and USDA check sample sets and audits.
  • Keep workspace organized/neat and clean.
  • Work Holidays and Weekends as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.


  • 2-3 years working in Laboratory or Food Processing Plant
  • 2 or 4 year Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or related fields
  • Exhibits an understanding of basic Algebra.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure/manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.
  • Capability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to work safely with chemicals
  • Must have the ability to relate to management and personnel.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be well-organized, able to plan and prioritize activities, and make good product judgment.
  • Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Qualifications


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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