Quality Lab Technician at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Turlock, California

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Quality Lab Technician

  • Pay - $26/hr

  • Hours 6 AM - 2:30 PM - M-F and Saturdays if needed. (Depending on the needs of business).

  • Conduct daily routine checks on equipment to ensure proper maintenance and operation of the lab equipment, metal detector, as well as packer and receiving scales

  • Complete daily metal detector verification on shift

  • Train other employees for metal detector verification

  • Complete daily and weekly physical and lab testing on product, to ensure compliance to specifications. Includes mycotoxin tests, pellet durability and measurements, and inspection of triple crown products

  • Monitor and maintain internal product testing records according to corporate guidelines

  • Complete regular cleaning of essential lab equipment to ensure proper operation and calibration

  • Manages product retain sample inventory

  • Manages rework and medication ingredient inventory

  • Monitor and verify adherence to manufacturing sequencing program

  • Completes monthly feed inspection

  • Completes monthly housekeeping inspection audit

  • Completes monthly inventory audit

  • Communication and coordination with the NIR Lab

  • Follows all Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP's)

  • Knowledgeable of the Feed Quality Management System (FQMS) and assist in maintaining the program. Helping to keep the plant audit ready always

  • Assists in the HACCP prerequisite program implementation, training, and records

  • Work with Pest Control contractor maintain Pest Control Program and problem solve solutions to corrective actions.

  • Comply with safety and environmental requirements

  • Serves as a member of the safety committee

  • Maintain QA Lab cleanliness and inventory

  • Serve as weekend coverage as production schedule demands

  • Assist Quality/EHS Manager in other functions, as necessary. Serves as Quality Manager in Managers absence

  • Daily releases of product

  • Other duties as assigned as backup to supervisor


  • Able to perform required job functions and duties sufficiently with minimal supervision

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with high responsibilities

  • Minimum 3 years of relative experience

  • Minimum 2 year of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Preferred Bachelor's Degree

  • Required High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Preferred knowledge of Spanish speaking, writing, and reading

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Traits:

  • Maintains a high level of quality and confidentiality

  • Ability to be proactive and work both independently and collaboratively, while supporting multiple team members

  • Possesses a process-improvement mindset

  • Possesses a solid problem-solving ability and customer service skills set

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines and changing priorities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point

  • Knowledgeable of JD Edwards, Oracle, and/or other sourcing systems

Decision-making: The work instructions are very specific should be able to make changes as deemed necessary by the site lead. Critical thinking skills, process hazard analysis, risk-based decision making.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Act as backup for Quality supervisor if needed.

Equipment Used: Variety of office and laboratory equipment

Education Requirement: High School diploma or GED, Bachelor's degree preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust to focus

  • Required to walk, sit, stand, reach, lift, climb or balance and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and use both hands and fingers, to handle, or feel, repeatedly throughout the shift

  • Able to repeatedly lift at least 25 pounds from the floor

  • Each day may require the completion of different duties or priorities with different skill sets or requirements

  • Dusty Environment

Standing Entire shift Pushing/Pulling Frequently
Lift Capacity: up to 50 lbs. Occasionally

Noise typical of a production environmentEntire shift/Hearing Protection Required.

Time Demands:

  • On occasion, business demands may require some employees to work overtime/weekends

  • Nothing in this job description restricts the management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

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