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Automation Personnel Services, Inc.

Lab Technician

Post Date:Feb 13, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:2/13/2018Salary:$15.00
Location:US-AL-Decatur Job Reference:
Skills:

•             High school diploma or equivalent plus a (2)-two year college degree in a science related field of study or (4)-years of demonstrated work experience in a quality control laboratory.

•             Previous experience with food quality specifications, process control monitoring and positive release documentation or similar experience with strict adherence to protocol is preferred.

•             Working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, QA/QC, CQP, QAP, HACCP, SOP,5S, GMP, etc.)

•             Strong math, computer, and business skills

•             Successful completion of drug screen and background check



Job Description:

Automation Personnel Services, Inc, is looking for 2nd and 3rd shift lab techs in Decatur. Candidates must possess the following skill sets and experience to be considered:

Key Attributes

•             Be a champion for product quality and food safety – this includes ensuring GMP’s and Sanitation requirements are strictly adhered to.

•             Must possess a strong work ethic and passion for quality control process and procedures.

•             Must be self-motivated and self-directed to support complex operations.

•             Critical thinking and ability to analyze data and situations is a must. This involves being detail oriented with strong emphasis on accuracy and organization.

Physical Demands

•             Ability to work in a manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures, standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment throughout the shift.

•             Standing for long periods of time in the lab performing analytical tests.

•             Fine manipulation of fingers and hands.

•             Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures.

•             Physical lifting up to 50-lbs intermittently throughout the shift.

•             Shift flexibility. This is a support role for a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Our quality technicians are assigned to a team on a 3-shift, 24/7 operation to support manufacturing.  This can either be days, swing or night shift and includes working weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations/absences, during plant downtime or quality related events such as audits.

 Position Responsibilities

•             Perform physical analytical sampling and testing of raw ingredients, packaging materials, and finished goods dairy food products in accordance with established guidelines.  Ability to apply and interpret results.

•             Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification analytical test results.   Follow established notification protocol.

•             Routinely collect product samples from production lines as outlined by testing timeline guidelines.

•             Exceptional organizational skills in order to maintain all QC records and filing.

•             Accurately and neatly complete analytical testing documents.

•             Calibrate and maintain all lab testing equipment.

•             Perform environmental control swabbing after clean-up and CIP/SIP.  Report any deviations.

•             Knowledge of consumer complaint investigation process.

•             Support internal and external audits.

•             Support mock and product recall program guidelines.

•             Prepare and process production records to isolate any out of specification product including any product deviations from standard, on-hold, regulatory holds, etc.

•             Prepare and distribute customer certificates of analysis.

•             Must be proficient with all quality control functions throughout the facility.

•             Must be able to complete and pass specific State regulatory licensing/certificate requirements (Appendix N, Good Laboratory Practices).

•             Perform good laboratory housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.

•             Comply with all Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP’s).

•             Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations

•             Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.

•             Other duties as required by management.

 

Job requirements

•             High school diploma or equivalent plus a (2)-two year college degree in a science related field of study or (4)-years of demonstrated work experience in a quality control laboratory.

•             Previous experience with food quality specifications, process control monitoring and positive release documentation or similar experience with strict adherence to protocol is preferred.

•             Working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, QA/QC, CQP, QAP, HACCP, SOP,5S, GMP, etc.)

•             Strong math, computer, and business skills

•             Successful completion of drug screen and background check

·         $15 hr

·         Temporary position until otherwise noted

 

  

Automation Personnel Services, Inc.

2019 6th Avenue, SE Suite 5

256-584-0325

APSDecatur

Equal Opportunity Employer





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Automation Personnel Services, Inc.

Ph: 256-584-0325


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