Quality Lab Technician (Food, Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology) in Reading, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/13/2018

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Apex Life Sciences has immediate needs for Quality Lab Technicians for a client near Reading, PA!

**candidate must be open to flexible schedule**

Quality Lab Technician (Food, Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology)

General Purpose:

Test all raw, intermediate, and finished products as well as collecting and testing environmental samples according to established procedures. Discover and prevent defects and improve quality. Work with a high degree of accuracy and concentration to produce valid test results in a timely manner.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform receiving lab duties including weighing trucks, observing sample collections, and preparation of receiving tickets.
  • Evaluate truck shipments for acceptance based upon established criteria.
  • Complete entry into the computer systems and generate requested reports.
  • Perform testing using the Near Infra-red methods, scorch tests, acidity tests, sink work, and other appropriate lab equipment.
  • Prepare chemical solutions and media required for laboratory testing. Sterilize equipment as needed.
  • Perform butterfat and total solids tests on fluid milk; cream; condensed and sweetened condensed milk; and powdered products utilizing the Mojonnier tester.
  • Maintain lab records of samples, test results, and lab quality control measures in an up-to-date, legible, and accurate manner ensuring the accuracy of results.
  • Certify that finished product is suitable for sale by meeting government and customer specifications. Ensure cleanliness and organization of the lab and the integrity of all testing results.
  • Perform basic microbiology and environmental sampling as required.
  • Follow all good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Prefer Bachelors degree in a science related field (Food Science, Dairy Science or Microbiology) preferred-- RECENT GRADUATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

For immediate consideration please forward a copy of your resume to Greg @ gperez@apexlifesciences.com

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