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Lab Technician - Food Safety & Quality in Blair, NE at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Blair, NE
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2019

Job Description

Job #:  970700


FSQ Technician
Blair, NE
 
Shift Hours of Operation:
  • 6a-6p or 6p-6a
  • 12 hour shifts, Rotating schedule every 4 weeks (28 days)

 
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 
  • The Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) Technician position is responsible for timely completion of analytical testing in support of the quality management and operational teams.
  • Analytical testing may be performed for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) calibration development and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments.
  • The FSQ Technician is responsible for checking and monitoring analytical instrumentation performance.
  • The FSQ Technician is responsible for entering data into databases and communication of results verbally and/or in writing.
  • Skills gained in the FSQ Technician position include analytical, lab instrumentation, and ISO standards. With working within the large and diverse organization, development of team work and communication skills be gained.

 
Position Accountabilities
  • 75% - Analytical testing for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing and support of trials or experiments. Entry of data into databases and communication of results verbally or in writing as required. Communicating specification results to internal customers. Release of product meeting prescribed guidelines.
  • 15%- Performance of calibration checks, preventative maintenance tasks, and simple repair to analytical instrumentation.
  • 10% - Perform miscellaneous job duties as assigned such as; additional sampling and testing as requested, maintaining the food safety management system, solution preparation, sensory preparation, and cleaning of lab areas.

 
Minimum Education Required:
  • High School Diploma/GED 

 
Other Required Experience/Qualifications
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a laboratory or food manufacturing.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.
  • Ability to work on weekends, holidays nights, and overtime
  • Ability to work a 12 hrs shift, Rotating schedule every 4 weeks (28 days)

 
 
Additional Preferred Experience/Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree in Chemistry or Food Science
  • Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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