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Laboratory Technician - Mishawaka, IN << Back to Careers

The Lab Technician is responsible for laboratory based tasks, such as sampling, testing, measuring, recording, and analyzing results while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. This position will have a presence out on the production floor, routinely monitoring GMP and other quality compliance throughout the plant. A successful Lab Tech will have a scientific base of knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within our company.

 

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Perform laboratory tests for raw materials and finished products to produce reliable and precise data that will be utilized to hold or release product
  • Operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment including pipettes, vortex units, temperature blocks and near infra-red analyzers
  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations for the analysis of data
  • Maintain the sample library by properly organizing and storing samples in accordance with procedures
  • Inventory parts and supply stock to ensure the laboratory is well stocked and resourced
  • Communicate thoughts orally and in writing in a clear, well-organized manner that effectively informs, and clarifies ideas, information, and lab techniques/procedures to others
  • Practice ethical standards of integrity, honesty and fairness
  • Comply with policies, procedures, and record-keeping necessary to meet standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies
  • Routine in-process verification of PC (preventive control) - extruder temperatures for in-process correction and Shift Manager notification to minimize the impact on finished products; minimization of holds
  • Routine environmental swabbing to include all plant areas prior to and after sanitation
  • Daily GMP check list to ensure compliance throughout the plant
  • Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor or Quality & Food Safety Manager

 

Position Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and understand English and comprehend work instructions and procedures
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate across all levels of production team
  • Good mathematical capability at a high school level
  • Basic computer knowledge, MS Office
  • Follow QA compliance and company policies
  • Positive attitude, safety mindset, strong work ethic, team builder/flexible, customer and quality focused, not easily frustrated, desire to work hands on and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Dependable with ability to work as a team and/or with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated willingness to assume extended job responsibility and exercise good judgment in decision making
  • Must be able to perform physical demands of the position including lifting up to 50 pounds, stand, walk, push/pull up to 50 pounds, reach overhead, bend to the floor and stand for extended period of time, climb ladders and walk on grated/elevated catwalks
  • Willingness to work any shift, extended hours, weekends
  • One year of Quality Assurance related experience
  • High School Degree or GED equivalent

To apply for this position, please email your resume to jobs@wellpet.com and include "QA Tech" in the subject line.



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