Lab Technician

    Dairy Farmers of America
    Reading, PA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $9.17 - $17.21

    Job Description

    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.
    • 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.
    • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive.
    • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
    • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
    • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity.
    • Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
    • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    Posting ID: 552784399Posted: 2020-05-21