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Lab Technician

1934 W 21st St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Job Description

**This is a Monday through Friday position from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. shift. **

Position Summary:

Performs laboratory tests and activities consistent with a viable  quality assurance program.  Activities to include but not limited to  bacteriological, analytical, and organoleptic testing.  Maintenance of  all recorded documentation for finished product, raw material, and  packaging testing.  The successful Lab Technician can work with limited  supervision while maintaining a high level of work completion, accurate  complete documentation and exhibits a high level of personal  accountability.

Primary Responsiblities:

  • Monitor and maintain hold and release program.

  • Proper sampling and analytical techniques.

  • Complete and submit, orderly, accurate and legible documentation.

  • Teamwork within quality department and other departments.

  • Work independently with understanding of time management to complete daily activities on time.

Performance Metrics:

  • Sample Preparation and Pathogen Testing Records Maintenance.

  • Perform Testing- analytical and microbiological.

  • Positive Release Program.

  • Responsible for complying to all Safe Quality Food (SQF) polices/procedures and requirements for position.

  • Monitor GMP’s, sanitation procedures, and quality procedures as set forth by QA and/or supervisors in all areas of the plant.

  • Maintain sanitary conditions, organize, monitor inventory of supplies and report equipment faults in the laboratory.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Necessary Experience:

  • 1-2 Years in food Industry. Education will be considered in lieu of experience

  • High School education.

Skills Required

  • Attention to detail.

  • Strong Communication skills.

  • Familiar with Excel spreadsheets

  • Climb several flights of stairs multiple times daily

  • Travel between Chicago locations as needed—approximately one mile one way

Why Should You Apply?

  • Competitive Pay

  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities

  • Sign-on Bonus

  • Hazard Pay

  • Shift Differential Pay

  • Competitive Benefits (Medical/Dental/401K)

  • Paid Time Off

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