Quality Lab Technician

Petaluma, CA 94954

Posted: 12/11/18 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 00002N4V Pay Rate: 20.50
We are looking for a Laboratory Technician who can conduct sample processing and product evaluation for a local company in Petaluma.

Will follow the Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures to grade product against an established standard for individual products and product lines, and alerts Quality Department Management in the event that product does not conform with the specification set. The Laboratory Technician performs both organoleptic (tasting) analyses and chemical analyses on samples of every batch of product made. The Laboratory Technician logs the results of analysis into reference databases and periodically summarizes data for review.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
? Sample preparation and microbiological sample plating
? Organoleptic (tasting) analysis and chemical analysis of products produced
? Updates of relevant databases and informational logs
? Organization & maintenance of the library of Retained Sample Cases
Other Duties:
? Assist with rotating projects and product investigations
? Assist with root cause analysis for deviations or atypical observations
? Communication with Quality Control Technicians
? Take action as required under the Product Hold/Release Program
? As needed for shift coverage, assist on the Production Floor for performance of Quality Department functions
? Review inventory of laboratory supplies, and complete inventory reports for materials orders
? Collect and evaluate samples of ingredients received by Warehouse Department for production use
Education & Experience:
? Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or Food Science OR 3 years experience in a food sensory laboratory with experience conducting microbiological plating activities
? Experience in food sensory analysis (product tasting and evaluation) preferred
? Ability to conduct tastings of product containing tree nut or soy allergens
? Excellent verbal and written communication
? Excellent time management and organizational skills

Lisa Scanlon
Staffing Coordinator

Hire Date: February 2013
Alma Mater: Chico State University
Favorite restaurant: Tomasso’s (in SF)
Words to Staff By: “Go with your gut.”
Words to Work By: “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
Interesting Accomplishment: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Something Few Know About Me: I achieved my 15 minutes of fame one day by playing guitar in a rock band in Oregon.

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