Lab Technician I

  • 2210 St Germain Rd, Dallas, TX 75212, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA.  Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN.  We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees.  We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

Analytical testing of various vegetable oils using Stratas SOPs. Testing of samples at various points in the process, production samples, inbound and outbound truck and railcar samples.

This position will be required to work a split shift as business demands.

Responsibilities:

1.    Communicate to management when test results indicate that corrective action is necessary.

2.    Prioritize samples as they arrive in laboratory.

3.    Complete analytical testing and paperwork in a timely manner.

4.    Enter all analysis into data base (TLC).

5.    Learn new procedures as necessary.

6.    Develop a thorough understanding of laboratory processes and procedures.

7.    Attend all training and safety meetings as scheduled.

8.    Comply with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations and policies.

9.    Attend scheduled safety and GMP meetings.

10. Packaging line Quality Assurance.

11. Finished product and incoming material testing.

12. Storage of production retains.

13. Communication with supervisor/lead person/Lab Supervisor of laboratory results or quality concerns.

14. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent required

Related Experience:  Three (3) years’ previous laboratory experience preferred

Equipment/Software Skills: Basic data entry skills required

Competencies:

1.       Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, Gather and analyzes information skillfully

2.       Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, Pursues training and development opportunities, Shares expertise with others

3.       Initiative – Volunteers readily, Seeks increased responsibilities, Asks for and offers help when needed

4.       Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality.  Applies feedback to improve performance

Additional Information

Physical:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and stand.   The employee will also be required to use hands, arms and fingers.  This position is required to be respirator qualified. Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds.

Sensory:  Visual, speaking, and touch is essential.

Mental/Reasoning: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form