Nights 12 hours
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.
Education and Experience…
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.
Ability to work independently.
Standing: Long periods (a minimum of 8+ hours)
Sitting: Occasionally for short periods
Walking: Long periods
Twisting of Spine: Frequently
Lifting: Light (25-40 lbs) frequently
Carrying: Light (50 - 60 lbs) infrequently
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