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Lab Technician


Posted Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Posting ID: JP-003884459

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Job Description:

The Lab Technician assists in ensuring food safety and quality standards are met. They are responsible for overseeing the product testing performed by the Quality Assurance Lab and the creation and distribution of Certificates of Analysis for outgoing shipments.

Ensure compliance of quality requirements in relation to certifications, customer, state and federal standards

Follow Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing & Laboratory practices, programs and policies

Responsible for the creation and distribution of Certificates of Analysis for outgoing shipments

Data entry, record review and record keeping duties as required per laboratory SOP’s

Act as a backup to routine chemical analysis on raw material and finished product including pH, moisture, salt and fat testing per the current specification as needed.

Perform bake testing in the lab for customers

Assist with product sampling, inspection, testing and other duties required to support the site’s hold and release program

Provide feedback to managers and production team when quality related discrepancies, violations or other issues that occur and need to be resolved

Assist in the site’s weekly Taste and Review program including the gathering of production samples, product specifications and sensory evaluation forms

Oversee the laboratory proficiency testing program to ensure understanding and compliance of laboratory and department SOP’s

Support Quality Management during facility visits, audits and inspections

Retrieve documentation and records, track down needed individuals and any other information or people as requested during the audit process

Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, etc.)

Strong communication skills both verbal and written (internal and external customers)

Detail oriented and eager to learn

Any food manufacturing or Quality Assurance experience is a plus

Contact Information

Recruiter: Laura Mazzolini

Phone: (847) 273-2782


The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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