Quality Lab Technician
Company: The J.M. Smucker Company
Posted on: September 6, 2018
For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's, Folgers, Jif, Dunkin' Donuts, Crisco, Caf Bustelo, R.W. Knudsen Family, Sahale Snacks, Smucker's Uncrustables, Robin Hood, and Bick's. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Kibbles 'n Bits, Natural Balance, and Nature's Recipe. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES- Complies with all FDA and Company policies for Food Safety and Quality.- Assist QA Manager in all internal/external quality and regulatory audits, maintains audit readiness.- Performs Physiochemical analyses to test all stages of Finished or Processed product.- Performs Environmental testing of facility, and responsible for shipping and recording of tests and results.- Responsible for lab equipment calibration and verification as directed by schedule.- Maintain retention and sample inventory.- Collecting and testing water samples as well as labeling, packing and preparing paperwork for 3rd party labs to test.- Maintain comprehensive records, paperwork, and ledgers on all testing or recording including data entry of all results into system following appropriate record keeping policies.- Assist Sensory Lab in collection, daily evaluation and recording of testing.- Assist in writing SOP's/OIF's as necessary.- Support projects as an owner or participant.- Keep laboratory environment safe and clean by following plant safety, environmental, and OSHA standards when working.- Participates in Quality Key Element System.- Participates in Safety Key Element System.- Supports Key Element Ownership.- Supports the QA Department as needed.SELECTION CRITERIA- BS/AS degree in science related field preferred.- Cupping experience preferred- HACCP certification preferred- Possess the ability to lift 10-15 lbs cases repetitively throughout the day while placement on shelves utilizing step stools, crouching, kneeling, bending, and reaching.- Possess the ability to work in a cold environment for short periods of time.- Possess the ability to navigate larger wheeled push carts that carry 200+ lbs or more daily.- Must be able to stand for extended periods of time at workstations.- Possess the ability to work independently performing detailed tasks with instructions.- Must have great attention to detail to perform lab test accurately.- Must possess basic math skill to perform simple calculations.- Knowledge of Excel, Word, Access, and other SoftwareApplications (Proficy/Lotus/MES/etc) as needed.- Knowledge of Good Lab Practices preferred, but has the ability to learn.- Ability to learn new technologies and apply learning effectively.- Ability to work and manage within a team environment effectively.- Ability to organize and prioritize actions to help meet plant objectives and long-term vision.- Others as described by Quality Assurance Leadership.
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