Title:   Lab Technician
4525
Nights 12 hours
HP Hood
Winchester
Winchester
VA

Description

 
Essential Functions…
  • Laboratory testing to meet standards set up in PMO, Standard Methods for the Dairy Industry and FDA 2400 methods requirements.
  • Pulling, logging, and running finish product and processing samples for all test required on each product.
  • Pull sample of incoming raw material and packaging to determine acceptability of loads from our suppliers.
  • Audit CIP chemical concentrations and ensures compliance to company specifications.
  • Must be able to prepare media and other lab controls. These would include but are not limited to pour plates, buffer water, etc.
  • Operate autoclave to sterilize plates and equipment as needed while ensuring sterility test are accurate.
  • Assist in lab equipment PMs such as cleaning the Micro Luminescence Systems weekly with caustic; drain and clean the autoclave bi-weekly; changing fluid standards and filters on the cryoscopy.
  • Innoclulating batch tanks with enzyme and vitamins and recording usages on the various logs.
  • Responsible for the daily cleanup and review of racking systems in the incubators and cooler to set up for shelf life testing.
  • Participate in environmental testing in and around plant that includes swabbing, air plating, water sampling, etc.
  • Verifies that plant equipment meets sanitation requirements prior to start up.
  • Various tasks involving the responsibility of the food safety and quality of company products.

Requirements

 
Education and Experience…   Physical Requirements…
  • BS/BA in related science
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of food microbiology, chemistry, dairy standards and CIP sanitation.
  • Intermediate Computer Skill (i.e. Word, Excel, etc)
  • Ability to work well with people.
  • Communication skills are a must.
  • Multi-tasked Individual.
  • Ability to work independently.
 
 
 
  • Standing: Long periods (a minimum of 8+ hours)
  • Sitting: Occasionally for short periods
  • Walking: Long periods
  • Bending: Frequently
  • Twisting of Spine: Frequently
  • Lifting: Light (25-40 lbs) frequently
  • Carrying: Light (50 - 60 lbs) infrequently
 
 
 
 
 
Special Requirements…
  • Frequent Overtime