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QC Lab Technician III

Company: Kagome USA
Location: Los Banos
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

In addition to applying for the position, Kagome Inc. requires all applicants to take the PI Behavioral Assessment, a scientifically-validated behavioral assessment that can be used to identify opportunities for selection and development.

Please click here to complete the PI Behavioral Assessment.


* Perform calibrations prior to shift initiation.
* Support the production line by providing analytical testing per frequency schedule.
* Monitors and upholds the standards of food safety and quality by inspections on the production floor.
* Support post-CIP ATP testing & Allergen Testing of processing equipment when required.
* Completes shelf life studies testing per frequency schedule.
* Completes technician certifications per frequency schedule.
* Completes required training and assessments as required.
* Lab is left in ready to work conditions for sequential shift. Lab is to be left cleaned, with floors mopped, utensils cleaned, and equipment reagents filled.
* Accurately follows written laboratory procedures.
* Support the review, understanding, and compliance of all programs, policies, and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.
* Other duties as directed by the Sr. Quality Lab Manager and Sr. Director of Quality Systems. Understand that I am responsible for reporting food safety issues observed so appropriate action can be taken.


Item % of Time Job Function

1 80 Food Safety & Quality Parameter Testing/ Calibration

2 10 Shelf Life

3 5 Technician Certifications

4 5 Other duties as directed by the Sr. Quality Lab Manager.

Total 100


Internal Contacts:

Direct contact with all Plant Management staff and R&D.

External Contacts:

Be diplomatic and clear as a Customer and Supplier liaison when required by Management.

Education Level and Focus:

Minimum high school diploma. Some college courses field preferred.

Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

Food Manufacturing experience a plus.

Uphold Kagome's Values:

Employee works well with others as a team and treats others with respect. Conducts self in a professional manner and exhibits the highest level of integrity. Maintains a positive attitude through good working relationships with our customers, visitors, and co-workers that emphasizes our commitment to good customer service.

Employee Retention:

Build a culture employees and/or co-workers want to be a part of. Be helpful to others and work as a team toward company goals. Participate in an exceptional onboarding experience for new hires and ensure they have the necessary tools to succeed in their roles by welcoming and assisting them.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Possess the ability to convey technical applications to non-technical personnel. Exercise good judgment in problem solving situations.

Technical and Analytical:

Must have excellent organizational and computer skills. Requires great attention to detail.

Administrative and Operations:

Reliable and punctual with reports and presentations. Possess good safety habits.

Physical Demands

Mix of office and laboratory work. Must be able to work extended hours on occasion and be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

Work Environment:

Some chemical fumes, good lighting, hot/cold and humid temperature, high noise levels, wet floors This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Keywords: Kagome USA, Merced , QC Lab Technician III, Healthcare , Los Banos, California

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