Actalent Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician in Coopersville, Michigan
You will operate on a 2-2-3 schedule (2 on 2 off 3 on repeat, schedule will change every week.)
This role will be on a 3rd shift.
About 75% of the will be spent on the floor and 25% doing testing. An average day will begin by checking emails and viewing a list of tasks that need to be completed for the day. While on the floor, you will be responsible for swabbing machinery to check for contamination, antibiotic testing, running samples, doing line checks.
Testing: Though they have a lab, the lab will not be similar to the lab that you may see in colleges. Essentially you will test samples by putting the samples into their machinery, and the machine will kick out results after about 2-3 minutes. The reason that having a life science degree is key, is because you will need to be able to understand the science behind the test that are being run. T esting includes Total solids/Moisture Analysis, Powder test for scorched particle, and moisture, Whey Protein Nitrogen test (WPN), Bacteria test (SPC, Coli, LPC). You will be required to properly identify outgoing samples for third party testing.
You will be responsible for microbiological evaluations of all raw, pasteurized, and final products. You will operate equipment including spectrometer, FTIR analyzer, moisture analyzer, pH meter, etc. You will also perform daily quality audits and checks on the plant floor and document their findings. You will be required to recognize and notify the Quality Assurance Lead, Quality Assurance Manager, and appropriate supervisors of any unusual results or product defects. You will perform the necessary re-checks for analytical and microbiological test.
Laboratory, Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Quality, Testing, Food, USDA, FDA
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, or any Life Science degree
Food manufacturing experience
6+ months of experience as a Quality Assurance Tech in a food manufacturing facility
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