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Dairy Farmers of America Night Lab Technician in Zumbrota, Minnesota

Position : Night Lab Technician

Location : Zumbrota, Minnesota

Requisition ID: : 11491

General Purpose: Support the plants quality program activities, perform laboratory analyses with documentation, and manage laboratory areas and equipment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Maintain laboratory and associated areas in an orderly and clean manner in accordance to 5S methodology, which is to create a clean orderly environment where there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place

  • Perform sampling of raw milk, in-process, or finished products for analyses

  • Perform chemical, physical, and microbiological testing of in-process and finished products

  • Complete lab analytical testing records and monitor records for compliance / trending

  • Report non-compliant laboratory analytical testing results to the QA Manager (Plant Manager)

  • Maintain laboratory records in a timely, accurate, and legible manner following laboratory best practices

  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory instrumentation per vendor recommendations and/or laboratory best practices

  • Perform preventive maintenance, function verification, and quality control tasks

  • Wash lab utensils and glassware

  • Receive, stock, and inventory lab supplies and reagents

  • Prepare and stock reagents and media

  • Prepare labeling of testing analysis samples to testing laboratories

  • Perform inventory control management (Micro Supplies, Chemical Supplies)

  • Maintain and verify accuracy of documents (i.e., Documentation Control, Record Retention- Sample Retention)

  • Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues

  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrived

  • Exhibit the values and ethics of DairiConcepts through honesty, discretion, and sound judgement

  • Follow all DairiConcepts GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory quality and sanitation requirements

  • Adhere to all DairiConcepts 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

  • Other duties may be assigned as required

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

 High School Diploma or equivalent

 Preferred two or four year applied Science Degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, or applied discipline