Clemens Food Group

  • Lab Technician (Temp to Hire)

    Job Locations US-PA-Hatfield
    Requisition ID
    2018-11630
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Clemens Food Group is the industry leader in customer solutions. Originally founded in 1895, the Company has a long rich heritage, deeply rooted in values. Clemens Food Group is a vertically coordinated company that includes hog farming, food production, logistical services, and transportation. To this day, it remains steadfastly dedicated to continuing previous generations' commitment by operating as good stewards of the community and the environment, offering quality innovative products and services, and working with our business partners, customers, employees, and family members with the highest degree of integrity and ethics.

    Responsibilities

     

    Activity
    Lab Operations Management
    Assist with the sampling schedules for testing programs internal/external as per program:   Listeria, SIP, Shelf-life, PFF, FAW, Micro, Salt, pH, etc. 
    Participate in external lab proficiency testing/benchmarking
    Assist with the development and revision of all laboratory policies and SOPs
    Assist with the training of laboratory personnel on   laboratory policies and SOPs
    Establish and maintain professional business relationships with internal and external customers, industry officials and vendors
    Support lab management needs for laboratory budget
    Negotiates terms of testing supplies and equipment needs with external lab supply partners
    Support lab supply inventory
    Provide recommendations to Lab Manager for laboratory equipment needs or improvements
     
    Lab Systems Execution/ Performance
    Assist with sending notifications reporting
    Perform product releases for "test and hold" products
    Assist with COAs and reports to customers as required or requested
    Assist with training relevant to lab equipment and lab processes
    Provide technical support to lab techs and provide backup relief as needed
    Assist with maintenance of lab equipment 
    Responsible for execution of daily sample testing 
    Assists with holding team members accountable for results/performance
    Ensures safety and chemical hygiene in all laboratory activities
     
    Lab Systems Research & Development
    Supports internal stakeholders in problem solving, supporting programs, ongoing development and support of continuous improvement
    Assist with special laboratory projects (experimental design and testing ) to support programs and problem resolution
    Performs shelf life testing to support R&D and customer complaints
    Proactively seeks to understand customer needs and assists with SAP requirements
    Perform data analysis in support of programs and plant operations
     
    Process & systems Verification
    Review individual daily results for Equipment and lead resolution of nonconformance's
    Review and approve daily paper work and logs
    Review and Verify completion of sampling schedules and data entry
    Review individual daily results for team members
    Review collection of samples and provide feedback to key stakeholders on performance
     
    Team CFG
    Support company wide initiatives
    Support safety performance
    Participate in CFG sponsored personal development programs
    Participates in CFG leadership development opportunities
    Provide training and awareness to internal stakeholders on lab functions and data availability
    Participate in customer visits or audits to represent the lab and/or lab data
    Attend and participate in key operations, FSQA and CFG meetings to represent the Lab manager or personal development opportunities
     

     

    Qualifications

    Flexible hours.  Minumum of one Saturday a month.

     

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Preferred B.S. In Food Science / Biology / Chemistry Knowledge, Skills & Experience
    • Strong ability to maintain top quality work and accuracy
    • Team player
    • strong ability to work as part of a team to reach a common goal
    • Previous Laboratory Experience Knowledge, Skills & Experience
    • CEM - Meat Trak and/ or Sprint systems Biomerieux
    • Tempo and Vidas systems Food Industry Meat Industry

     

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