Lab Technician (Beverages, Applications, Food Science) in Bridgewater, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description


Lab Technician (Beverage Emulsions)

A leading global food/ingredients company is looking to bring on an Emulsions Lab Technician for a short-term contract position of six months to a year.  Responsible for conducting product and application testing in beverage emulsions to ensure product performance.
 

Required Duties

  • This candidate will be intensively involved in beverage emulsion and encapsulation experimentation to confirm product stability
  • Sets up and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as lab homogenizer, particle size analyzer, microscopes, centrifuge, scales, and other equipment as necessary
  • Performs laboratory tests to determine compliance to product quality, specifications, and performance
  • Records test results and writes test reports
  • Analyzes tests results and identifies areas for improvements and addresses concerns in a timely manner
  • Forms a working relationship with all equipment vendors to ensure equipment is functioning at optimal performance at all times
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment
  • Calibrates and maintains laboratory instruments
  • Handle pilot scale equipment (e.g. high pressure homogenizer, spray dryer)
  • Ensure compliance with all company safety rules and procedures and promote a safe work environment by correcting unsafe work practices or machine hazards
  • Adhere to all company Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or Related Field. 
  • 1+ year(s) of Lab Experience, preferably working in food, beverage, flavor or fragrance is environment
  • Experience in formulating, preparing and evaluating food emulsions is preferred
  • Experience in spray drying, or at least pilot scale equipment is preferred
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Comfortable maintaining good records and confidentiality

For immediate consideration please email your resume to ESchaffer@apexlifesciences.com with the Subject 'Beverage Applications Lab Tech' 

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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.