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QA - Lab Technician

Company: Michael Foods
Location: Ponca
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview

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.

Location Description

Michael Foods, Inc. located in Wakefield, Nebraska is known as the Baseball Capital of Nebraska. Milton G. Waldbaum and Dan Gardner founded our egg-processing business in 1950 here in Wakefield. Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

* 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

* 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.

Keywords: Michael Foods, Sioux City , QA - Lab Technician, Professions , Ponca, Iowa

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