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Laboratory Technician- Newark CA
Leading food manufacturer is seeking a Lab Tech for their Newark CA location.
Conducts routine sampling, testing and auditing of products/ ingredients/ suppliers to ensure compliance to government, customer and Cargill standards on food/feed safety and quality (e.g., labeling, purity analysis, product gradation analysis, etc.). Verify and monitor control systems that assure compliance with Cargill and regulatory requirements (e.g. HACCP, SOP, GMP’s, GLP’s, Non-compliance response and follow-up).
Organizes and maintains accurate and pertinent data (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs, and reports) to assure that processes and products, and any changes, are controlled. Maintains systems/techniques for reporting data across functional areas. Identifies possible trends and provides input to more senior team members on next steps to address trends. Documents and shares best practices across team and occasionally, with a cross-functional audience.
Assists more senior team members with the design and execution of routine laboratory trials, continuous improvement projects and troubleshooting activities which will provide knowledge and add value to Cargill and our Customers/ Suppliers products, processes and equipment.
With some oversight, manages inventory control of laboratory/ testing supplies to assure all items required for testing and are available.
Physical Activity: Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or 10 lbs of force frequently
Bachelor’s Degree in science field
Competency in applied sciences (biology, physics, chemistry, food science) and applied mathematics (statistics, algebra)
Ability to relate technical knowledge to solve testing and process problems
Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities
Ability to translate and communicate analytical data to technical and non-technical people
Demonstrated ability of leadership, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work
Ability to make decisions under pressure
Computer proficiency (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Internet, etc.)
Strong communication skills in English (written and verbal)
Must have very good time management skills and the ability to organize own work.
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related scientific degree
Experience with food manufacturing environments
GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) experience or exposure
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Prior lab experience
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