Lab Technician 2nd and 3rd Shift- 21.50 to start

at Stratas Foods LLC in Decatur, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Company Description
Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy,IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN.We arecommitted to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to makeStratas Foodsa great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.Job Description
The major responsibility of this position is performing routine analysis of process control samples and finished products. This involves completing all documentation and data entry associated with the receipt, handling and analysis of all samples and results. It also involves maintaining compliance with SOP's and GLP's for sample handling (receiving, storage, & testing) daily housekeeping and routine laboratory/workstation, equipment performance monitoring, calibrations and troubleshooting, supply inventory.
Communicate process control testing and product evaluation results to management as specified by SOP's.
Prioritize samples as they arrive in the laboratory.
Maintain organization and cleanliness within the laboratory.
Complete analytical testing on in-process and finished product samples. Complete paperwork in a timely manner.
Perform sensory analysis on in-process and finished products (i.e., tasting, smelling, visual).
Maintain Company TLC (Total Lab Client) by performing real-time data entry of sample identification and results.
Place Product on Hold, as per SOP, and complete corresponding Hold Letter.
Perform preoperational swab and assessments.
Learn new procedures as necessary.
Develop a thorough understanding of laboratory processes and procedures.
Attend all training, safety, GMP and other QA or Plant meetings as scheduled.
Comply with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations and polices.
Perform packaging line quality checks (verifies product labeling and code dates - first case verification).
Secure records, labels, and finished product sample as required for immediate testing.
Operates laboratory equipment, performing calibrations as required by SOP.
Verify supply inventories, restock or prepare supplies as needed.
Assist with on-boarding and training of new Laboratory Technicians, as assigned.
Shall perform any other duties as assigned by their supervisor or management.Qualifications
H.S. diploma or equivalent required
Related Experience:
Three (3) years' previous laboratory experience preferred
Equipment/Software Skills
Basic data entry skills requiredAdditional Information
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and stand. The employee will also be required to use hands, arms and fingers. The physical requirements are they must have the ability to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, lift, bend, kneel, stand for long periods of time, work in small spaces, and work with heights.
Ability to perform sensory testing on in-process and finished product samples, must be able to distinguish issues from taste, smell or sight of the product.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision-The Employer will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response... For full info follow application link.

Stratas Foods is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in its workplace. It is our commitment to establish and maintain a talented, productive, diverse workforce that works together effectively to accomplish our goals.

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Job Posting: 11817995

Posted On: Apr 09, 2024

Updated On: May 03, 2024

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