Laboratory Technician

Job description

Key Accountabilities

 

Chemistry Technician

·         Sample preparation.  Log samples and check request sheet for accuracy.  Label sample bottles and split samples aseptically to provide chemistry and microbiology samples.  Store retained samples and clean counter/floor when sample preparation is complete.

·         Enter straight lot weights into Monitor Weight form.  Print and place micro form with micro samples.  Weigh and blend Chemistry Monitor Composites.

·         Chemistry set-up for bloom, viscosity, pH, and clarity.  Perform according to test instructions.

·         Perform extra non-standard testing as needed.

·         Clean and wash all used glassware and utensils.  Coordinate with Chemistry Float Technician.

·         Clean, calibrate, and maintain equipment as needed and as assigned by Supervisor.

·         Record all data on lab worksheets, request sheets and in databases.

·         Assist Chemistry Float Technician as needed.

·         Project work as allowed/scheduled and other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

Chemistry Float Technician

·         Sample preparation, including late samples.  Log samples and check request sheet for accuracy.  Label sample bottles and split samples aseptically to provide chemistry and microbiology samples.  Store retained samples and clean counter/floor when sample preparation is complete.

·         Make composite samples when required.

·         Prepare and send samples for outside laboratory testing.

·         Perform routine daily testing: Peroxide, moisture, ash, conductivity, and insoluble matter according to test instruction.

·         Extra test set-up: responsible for all grease samples, volatile solids & ash, protein samples, XF filter samples, gliding, odor panel, and any other non-routine test that is required.   Perform all according to test instructions. Work with Lab Coordinator to ensure all extra testing is completed in a timely manner.

·         Clean and wash all used glassware and utensils.  Coordinate with Chemistry Tech.

·         Clean, calibrate, and maintain equipment as needed and as assigned by Supervisor.

·         Record all data on lab worksheets, request sheets and in databases.

·         Order supplies as needed.  Coordinate with Microbiology Float Technician.

·         Project work as allowed/scheduled and other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

Microbiology Technician

·         Make monitor composite according to spreadsheet with straight lots.

·         Microbiology set-up:  Perform all according to test instructions.

·         Gram stain/bacterial identification as needed. 

·         Order supplies as needed.

·         Collect environmental samples when Laboratory Coordinator is unavailable.

·         Record all data on lab worksheets, request sheets and in databases.

·         Project work as allowed/scheduled and other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

Media Preparation Technician (Intern Position)

·         Prepare sterile microbiological media needed for testing using an autoclave and/or hot plate according to directions.  Must know aseptic technique.  Media may be in the form of plates, bottles, or tubes – agar or broth.  Supply Micro Technician with a negative blank for each load and type of sterile media.

·         Clean, sterilize and dry sample bottles.  Must maintain an adequate supply of sterile sample bottles for finished product areas.

·         Kill used media in the autoclave.  Clean bottles by hand or dishwasher.

·         Record all data for autoclave in Lab Notebook.  Mandatory for media traceability.

·         Manage sterile sample inventory – dump samples when cleared and wash/sterilize bottles.

·         Clean and wash all containers used by Microbiology Technician and Process Technician

·         Interact with Micro Technician for media planning vs. work load to maintain adequate levels of media.

·         Maintain adequate inventory of all media (dried and prepared) – audit weekly to ascertain inventory level.  Inform Microbiology Technician if any items that need to be ordered.

·         Clean, calibrate, and maintain media equipment as needed and as assigned by Supervisor.  Autoclave filter must be cleaned daily or more often as needed.

·         Assist with supplies inventory storage.

·         Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor or Coordinator.

Quality Assurance Technician

·         The incumbent must be fully qualified and maintain qualification in the 4 Laboratory Technician rotations.

·         Perform audit functions in at least one of the following areas: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), HACCP, Safety, and ISO9001 / 14001.

·         Initiate project testing, and follow through with periodic results updates to Laboratory Management.

·         Assist Laboratory Supervisor with equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibrations as assigned.

·         Train existing team members and new technicians as needed.

·         Maintain hazardous materials log, current chemical list, and chemical hygiene plan.

Assist Laboratory Supervisor with vendor contacts, training presentations, paperwork, etc. as needed.

Profile

This position requires 2 years of laboratory experience along with an Associate’s degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, food science or related field (Bachelor’s degree preferred); bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, food science or related field.     

Offer

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Category
Manufacturing
Company
Tessenderlo Group
Country
United States
City
Davenport
Experience level
Not Applicable
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