Job Posting Title
Analytical Lab Technician
Analytical Lab Technician
The Analytical Lab Technician primary function is to ensure that raw ingredients/materials meet the standards and specifications of Ferrara. The technician will perform routine analysis of bulk ingredients, such as oil, sugar, and flour. The position will communicate any out of spec ingredients/materials, so that an inform decision can be made.
Responsibilities, Challenges, and Opportunities:
Responsible for sampling raw ingredients/materials including an analysis of verifying bulk ingredients that meet our specifications
An active member of the facility sensory panel
Participating in a sensory panel training and continuous improvement
Ensures and adherence to all standard work process, including GLPs. GMPs, 5S
Responsible for staying complaint with all regulations, including quality & food safety, and employee safety policies and procedures.
Ensures achievement of all analytical lab KPIs
Document and escalate supplier issues/non-conformance
Participates in daily food review
Strong troubleshooting, and the ability to drive to root cause of using RCA methodology.
Responsible for supporting the execution of relevant projects from within assigned area/shift
Strong leadership and communication ability which encourages teamwork and idea generation while remaining focused on results
Adhere to and administer company policies and procedures
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related analytical discipline and 2 years related experience or High school diploma/general education degree (GED) preferred.
Excellent written, oral communication, organizational, and mathematical skills
Understanding of analytical testing equipment
Demonstrated ability to manage complexity
Ability to lead and motivate others
Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar software, SAP, and Excel.
Strong leadership and communication ability which encourages teamwork and idea generation while remaining focused on results.
Previous experience working in a food manufacturing plant preferred
This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites. Protective gear will be required where appropriate. Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs.
Apply to an industry leader TODAY! We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K match, life, STD/LTD, and tuition reimbursement.
Ferrara Candy Company