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Quality Control Technician I at Agropur, Inc

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Job Description:
Job Type:Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You can join, as well, Agropur's extended family.

We are currently recruiting for a Quality Control Technician I. This position is a vital part to our ingredient operations standards. Agropur offers competitive wages and benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)! We are an employee focused organization that promotes from within and is looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team.

As a Quality Control Technician I, you'll be responsible for ensuring all products (incoming and outgoing) meet quality standards by performing a variety of microbiological and chemical testing in a lab environment. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness standards and adhering to lab safety standards, assuring Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) standards are maintained and product integrity is preserved.


3:00pm - 11:00pm, Monday - Friday

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Receive, sort, composite and prepare samples for laboratory testing.
  • Prepare compounds and reagents for use in conducting tests.
  • Perform and demonstrate proficiency in the following tests including:
  • Analysis of ash, moisture, scorch, density, dispersability, titratable acidity, pH, flavor, color, and allergens
  • Interpret test results and prepare test solutions. Perform various microbiological test procedures which includes: preparation of test media, analysis of plate count, Coloform and E.coli.
  • Review specifications on testing data; enter data into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Ensure lab area and equipment is clean and sanitized according to standards.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance on lab equipment.
  • Perform quarterly internal proficiency testing; ensure that the level results are acceptable.
  • Support product safety, quality and legality .
  • Follow all safety procedures and participates in safety training.
  • Update knowledge and develop professionally on a continuing basis
  • Observe and perform all safety protocol.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Science Field and lab experience.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve.
  • Working knowledge of lab equipment operation.

Skills Required:
  • Work performed accurately, reliably, thoroughly, timely, and within safety guidelines.

  • Quality Control decisions administered soundly and consistently with policies and in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.

  • Effectively communicates and develops good working relationships with all employees
  • Professional workplace appearance, conduct, honesty and integrity in all communications required.
  • Reports for work as scheduled and on time.
  • Seeks out and participates in appropriate training and professional development. Stays current in field and utilizes that information where practical.
  • Reasoning skills: follow written, verbal and/or diagrammatic instructions; solve practical problems.
  • Interpret verbal and written instructions.
  • Scientific thinking to solve problems; address practical problems.
  • Math skills: basic math plus fractions, decimals, percentages, and algebraic calculations.
  • Language skills: exchange basic informational data (fill out forms/checklists, make own appointments, etc.); interview to gather information; read, understand and explain technical data; compose routine business correspondence.
  • Technical ability to input and retrieve computerized information.

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