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Quality Assurance Lab Technician III

Company: Shamrock Foods Company
Location: Verona
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Use laboratory and standardized testing procedures to ensure quality and food safety attributes of fluid dairy, non-dairy beverages, sour cream, cottage cheese, and other products meet regulatory and internal specifications to maintain the integrity of Shamrock and our customers
brands.Essential Duties:Use laboratory equipment and standardized testing procedures to accurately measure and report quality standards of products produced at required frequencyInterpret results from laboratory testing to ensure any issues are identified as quickly as possible and resolvedCommunicate with lab supervisor, production personnel, and warehouse associates to ensure issues are corrected in a timely mannerInterpret and submit samples and required documentation for co-pack vendorsEvaluate raw ingredients and packaging for quality to ensure no sub-standard raw materials are used in productionDeliver supplies and laboratory specimens to designated work areasClean and sterilize lab area, equipment, and instruments regularly to avoid contamination of samplesConduct equipment swab tests to confirm cleanliness of equipmentConduct calibration of lab and production equipment at appropriate frequencyMaintain finished product reports based on laboratory analysisCoach production associates in assigned area on GMPs, Sanitation, and Quality checks to identify risks factors that could lead to non-conforming productAudit batching, processing, and filler paperwork and escalate issues when non-conformances are foundCoordinate communication between manufacturing associates and QA personnelUse petrifilm plates to test water, air, ingredient, and product samples for microbial activityConduct environmental testing for pathogensInterpret and submit petrifilm results used to approve productOther duties may be assignedQualifications:Bachelor s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Dairy Science, Food Science, or related field preferred2+ year related experienceA combination of relevant work experience and educationMust be available to work with the demands of the department which are subject to overnight shifts, weekends, and holidaysAble to multi-task in a fast-paced manufacturing environmentAble to work with reasonable accommodations in an environment containing major food allergensCapable of occasionally lifting 50 pounds unassistedAble to work on foot for extended periods of timeMinimum skill rating of Quality Assurance Technician II (Floor/Micro)Must be able to frequently reach up to 52 inchesCorporate Summary:At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first
our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922.Our Mission:At Shamrock Foods Company, we live by our founding family s motto to
treat associates like family and customers like friends. Why work for us?Benefits are a major part of your overall compensation, and we believe offering them at an affordable cost is not only the right thing to do, but it helps keep you and your family healthy. That s why Shamrock Foods pays for the majority of your health insurance, allowing you to take home more of your paycheck. And it doesn t stop there - our associates also enjoy additional benefits such as 401(k) Savings Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid Time Off, as well as our incredible growth opportunities, continued education and wellness programs.Equal Opportunity EmployerAt Shamrock Foods Co all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by applicable law.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor 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 to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Shamrock Foods Company, Harrisonburg , Quality Assurance Lab Technician III, Professions , Verona, Virginia

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