QC Lab Technician III
Company: Kagome USA
Location: Los Banos
Posted on: June 19, 2022
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.
JOB PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
* Perform calibrations prior to shift initiation.
* Support the production line by providing analytical testing per
* 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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
POSITION DIMENSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Direct contact with all Plant Management staff and R&D.
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
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
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
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
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
Some chemical fumes, good lighting, hot/cold and humid temperature,
high noise levels, wet floors This is a Safety Sensitive
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