QA Lab Technician
Dakota Provisions Inc.
Dakota Provisions Inc.
Job Location: Huron, SD
$17.00Per Hour

QA Lab TechnicianDakota ProvisionsOccupation: Food Science Technicians

Location: Huron, SD - 57350Positions available: 1
Job #: 1849685Source:SDWORKS
Work At Home option:Not SpecifiedUpdated:10/25/2019Expires:1/25/2020

Job Description

The lab technician will perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical and/or chemical properties of various meat products.

Some of the lab technician duties include but are not limited to:

  • Recording and compiling test results with the ability to prepare graphs, charts and reports for analysis by management team members.
  • Conducting standardized tests on meat, additives, preservatives and environmental samples to ensure compliance with standards and regulations
    • Test quality of materials or finished products
  • Maintain records of testing results or other documents as required by USDA and HACCP regulations
  • Monitor and control temperature of samples received into the lab
  • Compute fat, moisture, protein, salt and calcium content, percentages of ingredients, formulas or other product factors using equipment (FOSS), mathematical and chemical procedures
  • Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment by inspecting, calibrating, cleaning and/or sterilizing
  • Analyze test results to classify products or compare results with standard tables
  • Provide training to newly hired laboratory personnel
  • Prepare and incubate Petri film plates with bacterial cultures
    • Prepare microbiological, pathogenic, and chemical samples for testing and analysis
  • Test quality of materials or finished products
  • Mix and blend ingredients to make reagents and enrichment media
    • Prepare compounds or solutions for products or testing
  • Order supplies needed to maintain inventories in the laboratory
  • Examine chemical, microbiological and pathogenic samples to identify the presence of microbes and pathogens and any deviations from chemical limits


Employee must be able to stay on task while working independently

Employee should also be a team player and work well with others

Must pay attention to detail/ be detail oriented

Must be familiar with and adhere to aseptic techniques

Must be comfortable with a flexible schedule as position requires occasional weekend work

Familiarity with technology such as computers and other lab equipment

Proficient in Microsoft Office application, specifically Excel and Word

Education and/or Experience:

A college degree or college experience is preferred in a related field of study in Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Animal Science, Med Lab Science, etc. OR experience equivalent in a directly related career position.

Applicants with a National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) are preferred. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate, contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) Local Office.

How To Apply:
Please send resume to:

Human Resources
Dakota Provisions Inc.
PO Box 1257
Huron, SD 57350


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