Lab Tech

Decatur, AL 35602 | Temporary

Job ID: 00008DCY Industry: Other Pay Rate: 0.00
Automation Personnel Services, Inc, is looking for a 3rd shift Lab Tech in Decatur. Candidates must possess the following skill sets and experience to be considered:
Key Attributes
Be a champion for product quality and food safety this includes ensuring GMP s and Sanitation requirements are strictly adhered to.
Must possess a strong work ethic and passion for quality control process and procedures.
Must be self-motivated and self-directed to support complex operations.
Critical thinking and ability to analyze data and situations is a must. This involves being detail oriented with strong emphasis on accuracy and organization.
Physical Demands
Ability to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures, standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment throughout the shift.
Standing for long periods of time in the lab performing analytical tests.
Fine manipulation of fingers and hands.
Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures.
Physical lifting up to 50-lbs intermittently throughout shift.
Position Responsibilities
Perform physical analytical sampling and testing of raw ingredients, packaging materials and finished goods dairy food products in accordance with established guidelines. Ability to apply and interpret results.
Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification analytical test results. Follow established notification protocol.
Routinely collect product samples from production lines as outlined by testing timeline guidelines.
Exceptional organizational skills in order to maintain all QC records and filing.
Accurately and neatly complete analytical testing documents.
Ability to prepare various stock solutions used in the laboratory.
Calibrate and maintain all lab testing equipment.
Perform environmental control swabbing after clean-up and CIP/SIP. Report any deviations.
Knowledge of consumer complaint investigation process.
Support internal and external audits.
Support mock and product recall program guidelines.
Prepare and process production records to isolate any out of specification product including any product deviations from standard, on-hold, regulatory holds, etc.
Prepare and distribute customer certificates of analysis.
Must be proficient with all quality control functions throughout the facility.
Must be able to complete and pass specific State regulatory licensing/certificate requirements (Appendix N, Good Laboratory Practices).
Perform good laboratory housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.
Comply with all Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP s).
Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations
Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.
Other duties as required by management.
Job requirements
High school diploma or equivalent plus a (2)-two year college degree in a science related field of study or (4)-years of demonstrated work experience in a quality control laboratory.
Previous experience with food quality specifications, process control monitoring and positive release documentation or similar experience with strict adherence to protocol is preferred.
Advanced quality/food safety training and/or certifications is a plus, but not required.
Working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, QA/QC, CQP, QAP, HACCP, SOP, 5S, GMP, etc.)
Strong math, computer and business skills (Microsoft Office products, email, fax, copy, scanning)
You may start the application process on our website, Once you have completed the online application please contact our branch at the number below to set up an interview. Please bring unexpired documentation for the I-9 process.
Great benefits to all temporary employees.
Vacation Pay, Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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