Support operations at the SLC facility in matters of quality control and quality assurance. This includes testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products as well as supporting the quality system and food safety of the Salt Lake City manufacturing operations.
Follow all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards.
Represent the QC laboratory as a member of the safety team. Participate in safety audits.
Perform all routine QC analyses in the laboratory. This includes but is not limited to: pipettes, pH meter, moisture analyzer, digestion microwave, AA Spectrophotometer and protein analyzer.
May support R&D projects requiring analytical testing.
Maintain and file records of all analyses and supplier COAs.
Keep the QC aspect of the site ERP database current and work with site logistics and warehouse to ensure orders are prepared and shipped in a timely manner.
Screening and testing of incoming raw materials, creating labels and/or labeling the pallets for use.
Supply certificates of analysis for customers, as needed.
Administer the outside laboratory testing send out program as required.
Keep the laboratory in a 5S state. Ensure the lab is a safe work environment.
Ensure the laboratory equipment/instruments are properly calibrated and maintained.
Work with the Quality Manager to provide operations support as needed.
Ordering and updating lab supplies schedule.
Support the site HACCP plan and Food Safety plan.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and experience:
Minimum requirement is an associates degree in chemistry. A BS degree is preferred.
Ability to read and understand scientific literature and to perform laboratory tasks.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; good verbal communication skills. Must be able to follow SOPs and lab guidelines.
Entails some physical activity throughout the work day, such as standing at the laboratory bench performing analytical procedures.
Slight exposure to chemicals in a laboratory environment while working under engineering controls (fume hoods).
Need to be able to distinguish between different colors and to clearly read analog scales.
Most work is in the laboratory and the office. Occasionally goes onto the production floor and warehouse with temperatures and noise above ambient level, proximity to moving mechanical parts, potential exposure to chemicals.