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
Site: SDWORKS



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

Qualifications:

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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