QA Tech - Night Shift in Fond du Lac, WI at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

********APEX Life Sciences is looking for a Night Shift QA Technician in Fond du Lac, WI*******

Summary / Objective:

The Quality Technician has the responsibility for performing departmental analytical and clerical work in support of the plant Quality function.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct and interpret lab tests.
  • Package and prepare samples for shipment to third party testing locations.
  • Respond to internal calls to answer technical product questions.
  • Perform laboratory computations leading to accurate data reporting.
  • Troubleshoot lab issues.
  • Conduct routine maintenance on all lab equipment.
  • Contact lab supply vendors.
  • Assist inventory control process.
  • Ensure all laboratory chemical MSDSs are reviewed and filed.
  • Read and properly interpret documents such as lab results, GMP manuals, HACCP programs and procedure manuals.
  • Solve practical problems and comfortably deal in high pressure situations.
  • Possess the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral forms.
  • Complete routine clerical work such as filing, checking and entering required information into the computer system.
  • Follow plant and laboratory GMPs to maintain a clean work area.
  • Advise operations associates to assure GMPs are followed in the plant.
  • Perform environmental and product testing and communicate results to the plant and corporate management groups as needed.
  • Send timely “Out of Specification” (OOS) notices as needed to internal and appropriate corporate management

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Work Environment:

QA Lab - Exposure to both laboratory environment and manufacturing plant.  Subject to noise, odor, dust and discharge from production process.  Exposure to various laboratory chemicals.

Physical Demands:

Light Heavy Work - Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 30 pounds..

Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



High School Degree or equivalent


Bachelor's of Science in related fields



Previous laboratory experience, preferably in a food grade manufacturing facility, strong knowledge of laboratory testing procedures and computer software applications.  Exceptional analytical and organizational skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

Other Duties:

  • Take personal responsibility to engage in plant and food safety practices to prevent hazards that cause foodborne illness or injury and provide a clean, safe work environment and quality products with applicable regulatory laws and SQF code.
  • Qualified and trained individual will provide as a back-up in the event of an absence of another employee.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Effectively document all process parameters and bring any deviations, including food safety problems, to supervisor’s attention.
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as needed. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional details:

-Will be 3rd shift, 6pm-6am, on a 3-4 rotation

-Drug screen and background check required

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.