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Food Safety & Quality Technician in Hazleton, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

Food Safety and Quality Specialist

Hazleton, PA


  • The shift will be M-F 8-10 hours to start and then it will rotate to nights every other month. 
  • Once we are fully staffed it will be 12 hours shift- 2 on 3 off-3on -2 off.
  • So they would have every other weekend off.
  • Initially, they will have 6 -8 weeks on M-F, 8 hours. 


  • The Production Quality Technician position is responsible for completion of analytical and microbiological testing in support of the Food Safety Quality and operational teams.
  • Testing may be performed for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, basic instrumentation troubleshooting and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments.
  • The FSQR Technician is responsible for checking and monitoring instrumentation performance and routine calibration checks.
  • The FSQR Technician is responsible for entering data into databases and communication of results verbally and/or in writing.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Conducts routine quantitative and qualitative inspections on raw material, in-process and final products; instrumentation analysis and maintenance; Support of trials and experiments under the supervision of more senior team members. Entry of data into databases and communication of results verbally or in writing as required Communicating specification results to internal customers, product standardization decisions and release of product meeting prescribed guidelines.
  • Performance of calibration checks, preventative maintenance tasks, and simple repair to analytical instrumentation.
  • Perform miscellaneous job duties as assigned such as; additional sampling and testing as requested, maintaining the food safety management system, solution preparation, sensory preparation, inventory management for lab supplies, and cleaning of lab areas.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Science related field or a High School Diploma/GED with minimum 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Flexible, able to work nights, holidays, and weekends as required
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, or stand for extended periods
  • Able to navigate safely in an industrial environment (e.g., ladders, stairs, stationary and moving industrial equipment)
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in Science field
  • Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.