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Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Laboratory Technician I in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Come Grow with Us! Hiring Bonus $1000 Hours: 6pm - 6am Job Summary: The Laboratory Technician I is responsible for supporting production by analyzing a variety of samples using different test methods; performing microbiological and physical tests on raw material, in-process products and finished products. Daily tasks include the receipt of samples, determining methods by reviewing procedures and specifications, testing samples, observing for abnormal reactions, documenting, reviewing, and reporting of results, and cleaning and stocking the work area. The Laboratory Technician I is also responsible for maintaining and calibrating laboratory equipment as well as performing routine quality control checks. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Perform chemistry, physical, and/or microbiology sample preparation and testing. * Responsible for equipment operation, calibration, cleaning and minor maintenance. * Interpret, analyze and report laboratory data. * Conduct timely pre-operational evaluations of processing rooms and equipment. * Perform standardization of batches. * Perform package integrity testing. * Perform line audits. * Accurately enter all required data into log books, spreadsheets and the ERP system as appropriate. * Perform general lab cleanup and organization; restocking supplies as needed. * Follow work instructions set forth by Test Procedures (TPs), Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and Master Sanitation Schedules (MSS). * Maintains a clean work place that is free of safety hazards. Other Duties and Responsibilities: * Troubleshoot issues or concerns with Supervisor/Management. * Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices. * Safety Protocol * Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures. * Correct or report any observed safety hazards. * Support safety policies and programs. Qualifications: Education Required: * High School Diploma or equivalent required. * Associate's Degree or some coursework in Food Science/Chemistry/Biology preferred. * Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. Experienced Required: * Minimum one (1) year of experience preferred. * Experience with both metric and standard systems of measurement required. Certification/Licensure Required: * None Skills Required: * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. * Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, establish priorities, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines. * Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with supervisors/managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization. * Ability to read, understand, and follow documents and procedures. (GLP, SOP, MSDS, GMP, test procedures, and HACCP). * Follow one- or two-step verbal instructions; read and follow written instructions; perform routine and repetitive tasks and carry out detailed but uncomplicated written or verbal instructions. * Basic computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook and field-specific software. * Demonstrate attention to detail, quality and cleanliness in work. * Results driven, bottom-line oriented, strive to exceed goals, and motivate self and others to achieve positive outcomes. * Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment. * Ability to extract, analyze, and act on information with limited supervisory input. * Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment. * Dedication to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind. * Exhibit