LAB TECHNICIAN I
JOB DESCRIPTION INFORMATION
Position Title: Laboratory Technician
Type of Job Description: New Job Description
Position Type: Fulltime
Job Catalog Position Title: Lab Technician
FLSA Status: SNE
Department: Technicial Services
Location: Columbia, MO
Business Unit: Swift Prepared Foods
Reports to: Feller, Glenn
Years of Experience: 1 - 2 years of food testing/laboratory experience
Number of employees Supervised: None
Since 1945, Principe has combined its Italian heritage with true craftsmanship to deliver the best Italian meats and charcuterie in the world. To meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting, high-quality Italian meats and charcuterie, Principe Foods is opening a new facility, combining old world traditions with innovative recipes, and expanding the authentic artisan offerings of Principe in the United States.
Swift Prepared Foods, a division of JBS USA, the leading global supplier of diversified, high-qualify food products, acquired Principe Foods in February 2022. Swift was founded nearly 150 years ago by Gustavus Swift, a pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry.
Now it is your turn to join a company with the mission to use these 100-plus years of knowledge to be the BEST in all we do; completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers; a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.
We are looking for a Laboratoy Technician for the Principe Columbia site that:
Under direct supervision and under established laboratory procedures, the technician would be responsible for conducting microbiological and chemical testing of food product. In addition, they will assist with various company wide projects related food safety and quality.
Salary range: $45,000 - $53,000
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Apply aseptic technician in all aspect of work
Conduct microbiological and chemical testing of food product
Inventory and report status of consumables (e.g. supplies)
Conduct routine preventive maintenance and sanitize laboratory equipment
Critically analyze data and enter in LIMS database
Maintain agents and media as need for daily testing
Assist with investigational studies
Follow all laboratory safety guidelines
Share information & collaborate co-workers in an open and timely manner
Conduct equipment calibration activities
Lead by example to ensure the actions of other services employees support our goals for quality, quantity, and safety.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
HS Diploma or equivalent, college degree in microbiology preferred. Relevant work experience and proven skills will be considered in lieu of education.
Ability to work-in a fast paced environment both individually and as a team
Flexibility to work overtime and weekends as business demands
Excellent written and verbal communicatrtion skills required
Basic computer skills required, including Outlook and Excel
Demostrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Basic understanding of Quality Control Laboratory equipment & methodologies
DECISION – MAKING AUTHORITY
BUDGETARY OR PROPERTY RESPONSIBILITY
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Laboratory environment; sterlie environment. Potentially working with hazardous materials. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
More about us:
Opportunity for career growth – we prefer to promote internal employees into management roles as they are ready for new responsibilities
Comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including Medical, 401(k) and free tuition to select schools
Charitable involvement across Mid-West communities (Hometown Strong)
Company Culture (Purpose & Culture)