Post Holdings Laboratory Technician - Tremonton, UT in Tremonton, Utah
This position provides technical support for the Technical Excellence, Research and Development, Quality & Food Safety, and Manufacturing groups in laboratory and plant environments. This position will also oversee the daily operation of the plant laboratory. Responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.
Support daily Technical Excellence troubleshooting efforts and Continuous Improvement projects as required. Advise project leaders of any technical hurdles or issues.
Participate in the development and optimization of new ingredients, products, and processing equipment. Support and/or conduct plant tests or production trials as needed.
Support the new crop process through obtaining ingredient samples, performing analysis, and reporting results to the Technical Excellence team.
Obtain samples from the cereal processing lines for analysis in a safe and sanitary manner that is compliant with GMP's. Oversee collecting, compiling, and analyzing required technical information including chemical, physical, or sensory information about ingredients, products, processing conditions, or packaging compliance.
Manage sample shipment process for test ingredients and finished product sampling.
Develop new analytical procedures to enhance data collection on the production floor.
Maintain and document procedures, observations, and analytical results from experiments and test lots in accordance with established lab documentation procedures.
Create reports and presentations that include summaries of results, graphs, and statistical analysis along with recommendations and/or next steps.
Ensure laboratory equipment is operated in a consistent and accurate manner according to approved methods. Maintain lab calibration and preventative maintenance programs for lab equipment.
Create and revise lab methods, procedures, and protocols as needed. Review data for completeness and accuracy.
Manage supplies for the laboratory. Maintain a laboratory environment that is clean, orderly and safe.
Understand and comply with all food safety and food manufacturing policies and procedures.
Train technicians and interns on procedures and equipment use. Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of all analytical equipment and test methods.
Participate in the Change Control process.
BS degree in a technical field (e.g., food science, chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering) preferred.
Minimum of three years laboratory or analytical experience, preferably with consumer foods /foodservice experience. Understanding and experience in manufacturing processes, GMP's, general food processing, statistics and laboratory techniques. Product development or quality assurance experience preferred. Must model safe practices, and expect safe practices from co-workers. Able to teach others the POST standard work practices in the lab or plant.
Skills: Able to work with laboratory equipment. Proficient with computers (Word, Excel), math/statistical computation skills, and perform accurate and precise analysis of samples. Have the ability to work safely in and around laboratory and food processing plant equipment. Have the ability to compile, analyze and present collected data in summary form as well as being capable of performing a variety of tests. Possess excellent problem solving skills. Work on cross-functional teams and be able to work with independence on projects
Other: Able to work some evenings and/or weekends. Ability to lift 25 kg. Must have no known food allergies. Must be legally able to work in the United States
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.