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RO Lab Assistant

Department: RO
Location: Los Banos, CA

JOB PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

                                                                                                                               

Uphold the Kagome quality standard by visual inspection, trend analysis, laboratory analysis and organoleptic testing.  Correctly identify process variations and out of specification conditions and take action when they exist, by reporting any non-conformances to the appropriate personnel.

 

Monitors and maintains all quality aspects of the RO production line through daily inspections and laboratory testing. Evaluates situations as they arise and initiates corrective action as needed to produce the highest quality product.

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.

Ensures shift is well stocked and monitors inventory of RO laboratory supplies is sufficient and reports when replenishing is required.

 

Takes initiative of refilling reagents, and any other necessary restocking as needed.

 

Accurately follows written laboratory procedures.

 

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.

 

Takes direction from the Quality Control Manager, QA Supervisor, & Director of Quality Systems to assure that procedures are followed;

 

 

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Item     % of Time       Job Function

1          80                    Monitor and document the quality variables of the production lines through visual inspection, trend analysis, laboratory analysis and organoleptic testing;

2          10                    Calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment:

3          5                      Controls laboratory supply inventory

4          5                      Other duties as directed by the QC Manager or QA Senior Manager.

Total    100                 

POSITION DIMENSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS  

Internal Contacts:

Direct contact with all Plant Management staff, Procurement and R&D.

External Contacts:

Be diplomatic and clear as a Customer and Supplier liaison when required by Management.

Education Level and Focus:

Minimum high school diploma . Some college courses in a science field preferred.

Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

Up to 1 year food processing quality control lab experience

Skills and Abilities:

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Possess the ability to convey technical applications to non-technical personnel.  Exercise good judgment in problem solving situations.

Technical and Analytical:      

Must have excellent organizational and computer skills.  Requires great attention to detail. 

Administrative and Operations:

Reliable and punctual with reports and presentations.  Possess good safety habits.

Physical Demands

Mix of office and laboratory work.  Must be able to work extended hours on occasion and be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

Work Environment: 

Some chemical fumes, good lighting, hot/cold and humid temperature, high noise levels, wet floors 

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