Quality Assurance & Food Safety Souderton, Pennsylvania


Position at Mopac



Position: QA Laboratory Technician, MOPAC Rendering Division

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager

Hours: Full-time, week days, 1st shift

Duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing quantitative analytical lab procedures to determine the quality of JBS-MOPAC rendered products (fats, oils, and protein products) and lab analysis of industrial waste water
  • Proactive attitude toward workplace safety at all times
  • Ability to perform data entry, experience with Microsoft Office i.e.: Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Basic understanding of safe handling, storage, and respect for chemicals
  • Proper sampling and testing methods for validation as necessary
  • Understanding preservation chain of custody
  • Knowledge of gas chromatography
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Ability to multitask with attention to detail and organization
  • Tracking and reporting of chemical and supply inventories
  • Generating certificates of analysis as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and communicate effectively with team members
  • Occasional overtime and Saturday work as needed

Position requirements:

  • Work experience: The incumbent ideally should have 1 or more years’ experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Educational requirements: minimum of college level Chemistry courses preferred; B.S. in Chemistry, Biology or related science ideal
  • Quality work—strong ability to maintain quality work, precision and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to reach common goals, self-motivated, adaptability and a positive attitude

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Hands-on experience with analytical techniques
  • Ability to monitor and comply with SOPs and CGMPs
  • Understanding of FSMA and HACCP principles
  • Ability to learn new techniques and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions and comply with company policies
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) with attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable, working collaboratively in cross-functional teams