Seasonal Laboratory Technician
Company: Foremost Farms
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Looking for extra cash for the holiday season? Apply to the
Seasonal Laboratory Techician opening.JOB TITLE: Seasonal
Laboratory TechnicianLOCATION: Plover, WIREPORTS TO: Laboratory
SupervisorCLASSIFICATION: Non-ExemptPOSITION SUMMARYThis position
is responsible for performing chemical, microbiological and
physical tests on products and incoming raw materials for the
plant, to ensure the highest possible product quality, in
accordance with company policies and procedures.This role will be
Monday - Friday from 7 am - 3pm for 3-6 months.ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. The job description is not
designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other
duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned
at any time with or without notice. The essential functions of this
job include, but are not limited to:
- Perform essential laboratory duties including the preparation
of test equipment, media preparation, sample preparation and test
- Perform tests according to standardized written procedures.
Input results as directed, report any "out of specification"
results to supervisor as instructed and assist in
- Conduct in plant sampling and testing in conjunction with the
laboratory programs that monitor and support Foremost Farms
programs and our customer's quality expectations
- Maintain documentation as required.
- Perform patron quality tests as requested and communicate
effectively with patrons and field representatives.
- Comply with company safety policies, Good Manufacturing
Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and state and federal
- Perform plant quality control audits as requested. Be an active
participant in continuous improvement projects, quality committees
and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Share in weekend and holiday coverage as assigned.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with co
workers. When necessary, communicate with visitors or guests in a
professional manner, always projecting a positive image of Foremost
Farms and our products.
- Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the
- Timely and accurate completion of duties.
- Occasional travel for work, up to 33% of the time.REQUIRED
COMPETENCIESThe following are required competencies of the position
that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job:
- Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information technology
related business systems, programs and applications in a manner
that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information
processing and reporting as it applies to this position. Requires
knowledge of Microsoft Office computer programs; exposure to
Laboratory Information Management systems (LIMS) and Oracle is
- Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with
patrons, haulers, state and federal agencies, and other employees
of the organization.
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts
such as proportions, percentages, and volume.
- Reasoning Ability: Demonstrate good decision making abilities
based on a variety of situations.
- Other Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate a
variety of standard business machines, such as a computer and
keyboard, calculator, FAX, photocopier, telephone, etc. The ability
to drive a motor vehicle, and maintaining a valid driver's license.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Requires
ability to operate a wide variety of small hand tools. Requires the
knowledge of and the ability to operate a wide variety of standard
lab and testing equipment.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENTThe
physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Physical Demands - Employee is continuously (more than 67 to
100% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch
objects, tools, or controls, walk and stand; to verbally
communicate; and to hear. The employee must occasionally (up to 33%
of the time) lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and frequently
lift/move 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work Environment - While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles;
and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally
exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts;
extreme cold; and risk of electrical shock. According to the work
being performed employee will be required to use PPEs includes the
use of a hair net, hearing protection, laboratory coat and apron,
gloves, bump cap, and eye protection. The noise level in the work
environment is a combination of moderate and very loud.
- Protective Equipment - This position may need personal
protective equipment that is appropriate for the job being
performed, such as hearing protection, food safety clothing, slip
resistant shoes and other.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEThis position
requires an Associate Degree in a field of study, or related field,
or some college coursework and three to five years of job-related
experience.AAP/EEO STATEMENTIt is the policy of Foremost Farms USA
to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals
regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status,
sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any
other characteristic protected by state or federal law.ABOUT
USForemost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis., is a
world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to
national and international markets. As a dairy cooperative, we are
owned by the 1,100 dairy farmers who supply our high-quality milk.
Our flexible, diverse plant network allows us to manufacture
products and ingredients that are most in-demand - and provide a
strong, secure market for our member-owners' milk.We're looking for
employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for
excellence. Because we're working to be the world's best - to Be
Foremost - we'll bring out the best in you.Are you ready to Be
Foremost?Please apply at: www.foremostfarms.comEqual Opportunity
EmployerMinorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to
apply.Successful completion of pre-employment testing is required,
which could include a drug test, physical, audiogram, background
check, education check and credit check.Foremost Farms USA will
comply with OSHA vaccine mandates.
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