Quality Assurance / Lab Technician - Manufacturing

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Location
Auburndale, Florida
Industry
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Salary
US$ 15.50 - US$ 16.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_28660
Contact
Keilty, Alicia, Spherion
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Job Description

Perform quality auditing functions for food and beverage by testing, collecting data, and analyzing findings on raw materials and finished goods. Comply with FDA, USDA, and GMP policies. Carry out special projects as needed. Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service, and Cost objectives. Comply with all standard operating procedures and requirements under Company Quality System.


**Must be able to work weekends and 3rd shift**

Responsibilities:
* Process incoming or outgoing samples (e.g., receiving, logging, labeling, shipping) using LIMS or other tools to ensure that samples are traceable and properly distributed for analysis.
* Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation (e.g., troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance, calibrating and repairing).
* Develop or validate laboratory test methods or equipment (sampling, monitoring, analytical procedures) in order to ensure reliability and accuracy of analytical results. This may include performing capability studies.
* Record data from analyses or experiments in a computer, log book or laboratory notebook.
* Identify, classify, maintain, and protect files, documentation and sensitive information consistent with record handling and retention requirements.??

* Instrumental Analysis: Ability to analyze ingredients, syrups, beverages, concentrates or other substances using laboratory instruments. This includes preparation of analytical standards and standard curves.

* Laboratory Practices: Knowledge and application of Good Laboratory Practices (e.g., handling of chemicals and glassware, preparation of standards and reagents, proper measuring techniques, data management, housekeeping).

* Laboratory Safety and Environmental Protection: The ability and willingness to apply HAZMAT policies, HAZWOPER policies, environmental policies, OSHA policies and the chemical hygiene plan. This includes the safe handling of chemicals and glassware, the use of personal protective equipment and Company safety rules.* Performing In Harsh Environments: Ability and willingness to work under loud, dusty, confined, hot, cold or otherwise unpleasant conditions in the work area.

Working hours: 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM

Skills:
Familiarity with Windows based programs.
Ability to perform basic laboratory skills in a safe manner.
Familiarity with basic lab equipment and glassware.
Ability to understand record and communicate technical data.
Ability to work independently or in a group with minimal supervision.
Ability to work in an environment with exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals.
Ability to detect color changes in chemical testing.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand instructions given in English.
Ability to work 12 hour shifts or other work schedules as determined by business need, including overtime as required.

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Microbiology
- Minimum 1 year experience in food and beverage quality assurance or lab technician required

*Employer performs drug screening, national background check, and education verification.*




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