Post Holdings QA-Lab Intern in Wakefield, Nebraska

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician will be responsible for providing quality microbiological, chemical and physical analysis on all egg products made at Michael Foods Inc.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Communicate with supervisor concerning micro results.

  • Prepare all types of media (both common and specialized).

  • Work weekends, holidays as assigned.

  • Calibrate, monitor and maintain equipment.

  • Auto clave/hazardous materials.

  • Wok with live pathogens on a daily basis.

  • Keep lab clean and neat.

  • Keep record of supplies needed.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS :

Preferred:

  • Earning a 2 - 4 year Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or related fields

Minimum:

  • Completed 1 year of college or technical school

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED

  • Exhibits an understanding of basic Algebra.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure/manuals.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.

  • Capability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs.

  • Must be well-organized, able to plan and prioritize activities, and make good product judgment.

  • Must have the ability to relate to management and personnel.

  • Must be able to work independently.

  • Ability to work safely with chemicals

  • Must be detail oriented.

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.

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